Today is a very exciting day for fans of Shonen Jump Alpha, today Viz Media was able to force scanlation site, Manga Stream to take off their titles(that have been licensed from the site). Will this make a huge difference? Probably not, but it is definitely a step in the right direction of getting more people to support legal translations of One Piece.
Thanks to the website Saiyan Island for the news, it appears One Piece: Pirate Warriors has been trade marked in the USA a few days ago. This is great news and definitely should brighten hopes at a chance for the new PS3 game to hit the states. And if FUNimation decides to dub it, we’d be hearing a lot of new characters like Hancock,Brook and more! But still, remember this is no official confirmation yet! But be sure to stick to the Grand Line Report for news and updates of this exciting piece of news!
Are you guys ready?! Did you pre order your subscription with a chance to win a I Pad 2, or if you are already a monthly Shonen Jump print subscriber did you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription(depending on when you subscribed) and get your 3 free volumes for Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha? Because it start’s THIS Monday!!! Finally, a chance to read your favorite pirate manga and the chance to read 5 other Weekly Shonen Jump manga WEEKLY and LEGALLY with NEW CHAPTERS from Japan just 2 weeks after they are published in Japan! Please do your best to support this awesome initiative from Shonen Jump! The Grand Line Report will be giving you weekly reviews of the chapter every the day the chapter is released so be sure to look out for those! By the way, the chapter that Alpha starts on for is chapter 652!
The good people at One Piece Podcast have a timer on their website which seems to indicate something huge happening Friday at 5pm EST, now why am I reporting this because it seems? FUNimation may be a part of what their announcement, so could this finally mean One Piece season 4? Either way, this is a very good podcast and you should give a listen too anyway.
Link to site: OnePiecePodcast.
As a lot of you know Viz announced this weekend that they will bring over Weekly Shonen Jump here in North America as Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha. What this means is, starting January 30th 2012 you will get to read the latest chapters of One Piece for 48 weeks straight for only 25.99$. Sadly, the chapters will be 2 weeks after they come out in Japan, so this won’t hurt scanlator’s to bad, but it is a step in the right direction.
Thanks to a Youtber named SooWoo65, we have are first look on One Piece Collection 1!
Remember you can pre order One Piece Collection 1 at Right Stuf or Amazon!