One Piece has announced several projects on the commemoration of its 100th volume. The projects mainly include of Kibo Discovery project, Where’s Waldo crossover. The commemoration will also include a free streaming program on the franchise‘s YouTube channel.
The KiboDiscovery is mainly a collaboration. It is a collaboration between publisher Shueisha, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the Bascule company. The motto of the project is to challenge people to spread hope throughout the world by venturing into space.
One Piece Manga
One piece is a Japanese manga series. Eiichiro Oda is the writer and illustrator of the manga series. In Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine, named Weekly Shōnen Jump the manga was serialized.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Bascule is a Tokyo-based company that is promoting the further development of the KIBO space broadcasting station. It is under the J-SPARC program, JAXA. It has operated many programs in the space. Among those, zero-gravity environment experiments to acquire manned space technology for exploration of the moon is one. Another famous program is about Mars. It is in the Japanese Experiment Module “Kibo” on the ISS.
Kibo wo Miyou (Let’s look up Kibo) –
In the first phase, a special program was there to observe the International Space Station (ISS) in conjunction with the ISS visual forecast service. The special tagline is “#Kibo wo Miyou (Let’s look up Kibo).” The tagline program will begin on August 2, 2021. The theme will be, free research during the summer vacation.
KIBO space broadcasting station will operate the “#Kibo wo Miyou” with the support of JAXA, and the One Piece franchise. Through a special version, the One Piece Franchise will avail the event on certain websites. The user of the websites can challenge to observe the location of the ISS in real-time. The mechanism will follow the use of an AR guide on their smartphones.