December 3 will be “LOS ANGELES RAMS AND ONE PIECE GAME Collaboration DAY”! What does that mean? It means that when the Rams plays Cleveland, the SoFi Stadium is going to spend one day dedicated to the most popular manga series in history.
People at the game can keep their eyes peeled for characters showing up on LED ribbons. In addition to that, the 360° double-sided Infinity Screen in the middle of the stadium will have “an original and special video showcasing the world of ONE PIECE will play during the game.”
A press release further explained:
“A limited edition Los Angeles Rams and ONE PIECE sports towel, which has become a symbol for fan vat sporting events, will be given out for free while supplies last. In addition, ONE PIECE-branded clear bags will be given to the first 10,000 attendees at the game. The official website of the Los Angeles Rams will feature special ONE PIECE banners and the logo leading up to the collaboration. From the banners, users may access ONE PIECE LINKS, a new, English-only ONE PIECE information site for overseas fans.”
The LA Rams have never done anything quite like this before, and this comes after One Piece took over Times Square last year.
VIZ Media publishes the original One Piece manga by Eiichiro Oda and gave this description for the first volume:
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer “Red-Haired” Shanks. But his life changed when Luffy accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his adventure…one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…
Source: Press release
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.