This December, popular Japanese manga and anime sensation ONE PIECE will be docking at The Maritime Experiential Museum (MEM) in Resorts World Sentosa for a special exhibition titled “Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy is here!”. Setting sail from 27 November 2018 till 1 January 2019, fans can join Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates in this exhibition and embark on an adventure of the maritime silk route at The Maritime Experiential Museum.
The exhibition aims to showcase the world of ONE PIECE, including a replica of writer-illustrator Eiichiro Oda’s desk at his workplace, and a virtual reality experience of Oda at work. The event introduces Oda’s art to both fans of ONE PIECE and anyone who is keen to discover more about this colourful world.
ONE PIECE is a high seas Manga adventure written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It is a story about Luffy, who forms the Straw Hat Pirates with his friends and embarks on an adventure to become the Pirate King by finding the mysterious treasure known as “ONE PIECE”.
Visitors will be taken on a whimsical journey through four distinct sections, each covering a unique aspect of Oda’s work, namely:
Hello, ONE PIECE!
An introduction and overview of the event greets visitors as they enter the exhibition space.
ONE PIECE owes much of its success to the strong character of protagonist Luffy, who gives the story its signature charm and wit. Through the dialogue of various scenes from the story, this zone features the allure of Luffy using five keywords. This zone also features a giant sized version of the iconic wanted-poster, featuring Luffy and describing key aspects of the story.
Hello, Colourful World!
This zone dives into the colourful world of ONE PIECE created by writer-illustrator Eiichiro Oda. Visitors can come face to face with a life-sized replica of Oda’s desk, accompanied by a video that shows him completing an illustration.
Hello, Playful World!
At this virtual reality area, visitors can experience jumping into the mind of Eiichiro Oda and gain a first person perspective of ONE PIECE characters being drawn and brought to life by him.
ONE PIECE began its serialisation in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine in 1997 and has gained unprecedented popularity ever since. Since its inception, ONE PIECE has also been loved around Asia, Europe, the USA, and many other countries around the world. Billed as a new adventure to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series, Singapore was chosen as the latest stop of this exhibition due to its liveliness and vibrancy that accompanies its love for manga.
The Maritime Experiential Museum in Resorts World Sentosa was chosen as the venue for this exhibition, as the adventures seen in ONE PIECE resonate well with the spirit of adventure and exploration espoused at the MEM. The MEM celebrates man’s aspiration for exploration and conquest of the seas through the eyes of four renowned seafaring explorers. We invite curious guests and adventure seekers to come and explore the fascinating heritage of the maritime silk route, and leave inspired to go explore the world and discover new possibilities.
Entry to this event will be priced at an early bird rate of SGD12 which will only be available online. Early bird tickets are of limited quantity and will retail for SGD15 thereafter. These ticket prices also include entry into The Maritime Experiential Museum. Fans looking to experience the VR magic of ONE PIECE will need to purchase a separate ticket onsite at SGD8.
Ticket purchase and additional information on the event can be found here.