Japan’s biggest One Piece fans discuss their obsession with the best-selling comic series, and coming Netflix show. Above: superfan Arimo shows his handmade globe, designed from the comic’s world view. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP
Japan’s biggest One Piece fans discuss their obsession with the best-selling comic series, and coming Netflix show. Above: superfan Arimo shows his handmade globe, designed from the comic’s world view. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP
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‘One Piece is my energy’: super fans of Japanese manga, adapted for Netflix live-action series, discuss their obsession with the bestselling comic

  • Japanese pirate manga One Piece has sold more than 500 million copies in its 25 years of publication and has been adapted for a Netflix live-action series
  • Super fans talk about their devotion to the manga, from holding a One-Piece-themed wedding to competing in quizzes about its labyrinthine plot

Japan’s biggest One Piece fans discuss their obsession with the best-selling comic series, and coming Netflix show. Above: superfan Arimo shows his handmade globe, designed from the comic’s world view. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP
Japan’s biggest One Piece fans discuss their obsession with the best-selling comic series, and coming Netflix show. Above: superfan Arimo shows his handmade globe, designed from the comic’s world view. Photo: Philip Fong/AFP
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