The official Twitter account for the One Piece franchise announced on Friday that there will not be a new chapter of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga in the 14th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine out on Monday due to Oda's "sudden illness." The Twitter account stated that Oda is now fully recovered, and the manga will resume in the 15th issue of the magazine, which will ship on March 9.
Due to children in Japan being stuck at home while schools are closed all over Japan to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, entertainment companies have been posting some of their older releases online for free to alleviate the boredom kids might have being stuck inside.
The latest franchise to open its doors for Japanese children is the behemoth One Piece, which is releasing over a decade worth of manga online, for free for a limited time. For more One Piece action, Fuji TV is also releasing daily recap specials of the One Piece TV anime, titled ‘Special Edition Episode Series.’
These recaps will air from 3:50 PM to 4:25 PM every day on Fuji TV from March 9 to April 1, though no episode will air on March 11 and 20. The episodes will be available on F.O.D. and TVer after the episode airs. Don't worry, though, because new episodes will still air on Sundays.
On the manga side, Shueisha, who already announced that they are releasing 2020 back issues of Weekly Shonen Jump for free on the Zebrack Comic website, is releasing 60 volumes of the One Piece manga series for free until April 5. The 60 volumes span over a decade worth of One Piece stories, from Romance Dawn to the middle of the Post-War arc.
The volumes are being released on March 9 on both the Zebrack Comic website and the Japanese Shonen Jump Plus application, with all 60 volumes going free at once. A Shonen Jump editor commented that they “hope Luffy’s adventures will be enjoyed by children who are having difficulties going outside.”
While the school closures are going on inside Japan to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Japan, the number of cases keeps rising, with 449 confirmed reports in Japan as of writing. The Japanese government is planning to enact a “State of Emergency” in the country once the legislation passes both houses of the National Diet as the powers don’t currently exist in Japan.
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT