One Piece Film Z: Sketches by Oda

Posted on July 14, 2012

Lucky Japanese fans who purchase advance tickets to One Piece Film Z are getting themselves a nice gift – a clear file folder full of sketches by Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece! These sketches by Oda-sensei feature characters from the movie in their One Piece Film Z outfits.

Of course the Straw Hats- Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Franky, Chopper, Sanji, Robin, Brook, and Usopp – are included, but in addition to them are sketches of Aokiji, and the movie-exclusive characters Z, Ain, and Binz.

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Thanks Luffy-sama for the sketches!

One Piece Film Z is the 12th movie in the One Piece series. It will be released in Japanese theaters on December 15, 2012. The movie will be the first to take place in the New World, pitting the Straw Hat Pirates against their strongest enemy yet – a man named Z. Drawings and commentary by Oda-sensei indicate he is a human with cyborg enhancements and unreal power. One Piece Film Z is being marketed as a movie that will “surpass Strong World” and contain a “heroic battle” between Luffy and Z.