0 Items | £0.00


One Piece: Crew Manifest 5

Sunday 10th August 2014

Brush up on this latest volume of nautical nonsense!

One Piece - ConisConis. The Skypiea arc is well underway in the latest batch on One Piece, taking the Straw Hat Pirates to a floating island where danger and adventure abounds. In a new land, it's useful to have new allies, and Conis is one of the first Luffy and co meet. A friendly and outgoing girl, she introduces her newfound friends to the wonders of the airborne island, inevitably facing down some enemies with time and growing in courage herself from the experience. Like all the inhabitants of Skypiea, Conis has hair-like antennae and angelic wings, making her an instant target of Sanji's affections!

One Piece - PagayaPagaya. Conis' father, Pagaya is a painfully over-polite man who apologises incessantly – even when there's nothing to apologise for! He takes a shine to the Straw Hats, despite Skypiea's government initially labelling them criminals, and teaches them about flying bike-boats known as Wavers and the strange Dial shells that power them. Although he appears bald, he still has the antennae his people are known for, plus a bushy beard obscuring his mouth. Much like Brock from Pokémon, we never see his eyes open.

One Piece - Gan Fall

Gan Fall. Also known as the Knight of the Sky, Gan Fall is an ancient but noble warrior who thinks only of other people's well-being. Such altruism once elevated him to ruler of Skypiea, a position referred to as God, albeit without the theological implications. Gan Fall will always aim for a diplomatic resolution to conflict, and long ago strove to create peace between the Skypieans and their rivals on Shandia. Although he lacks Devil Fruit powers himself, his pet bird Pierre ate the Horse-Horse Fruit, allowing him to transform into both a regular equine and a winged, pink pegasus.

One Piece - Enel

Enel. The villain of the Skypiea arc, Enel is the current God of Skypiea. Unlike his predecessor, he's a vain and cruel ruler, one who believes himself to be actually divine and has authority to play with people's lives. He gained the power of electricity from the Rumble-Rumble Fruit, which only feeds into his delusions. Everything about him is designed to evoke the idea of godhood, from his religiously-inspired dress to his Buddha-like stretched earlobes. Enel views existence as something of a game, living in luxury and seeming totally relaxed, before gleefully humiliating opponents in battle.

One Piece - Wyper

Wyper. The leader of the Shandia warriors, who fight to take back the coveted Upper Yard area of Skypiea from Enel. Covered in intricate tribal tattoos and brandishing a massive Burn Bazooka, Wyper cuts an intimidating figure, something he backs up with his ferocious fighting style. Wyper's aggression is legendary, though it comes from a passionate need to defend his people. Like Gan Fall, he lacks Devil Fruit powers but makes up for it with an assortment of Dials, weapons and accessories made from Devil-draining Sea-Prism Stone, and his own incredible strength and endurance. Initially distrustful of Skypieans and outsiders alike, he eventually comes to understand Luffy's intentions and becomes a loose ally.

One Piece collection 7 is out now on UK DVD from Manga Entertainment.

Buy it now


One Piece (uncut) Collection 7 (episodes 157-182)

was £34.99
Nami, Zoro, Chopper, and Robin are trapped aboard the Going Merry when it's commandeered by a monstrous lobster! To rescue his crew, Luffy must venture onto the sacred grounds of Upper Yard!

Contains episodes 157-182.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.



One Piece. Pieces of Hate

Been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt....
Of the anime titles turned into T-shirts by Uniqlo, One Piece is the biggest – the reigning king of all the anime and manga franchises, pretty much unchallenged in the 16 years since Eiichiro Oda began the manga, and 14 since Toei Animation started animating it. But perhaps Uniqlo would have turned One Piece into a line of shirts even if the saga hadn’t been a world hit. Just look at those pirate designs – brash, cartoony, uncompromising. There’s no whiff of a committee, no hint of a five-year product plan reliant on changing a heroine’s hair colour (or deepening her cleavage). It just helps that the pictures are as commercial when they move as they are when they’re a cool static graphic in a manga, or on the front of a T-shirt.

One Piece: Strong World

The Straw Hats Pirates come together for an adventure like no other...
Written by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda himself, Strong World leads the Straw Hats into the deadly path of Golden Lion Shiki.

One Piece - ninja or pirates?

Matt Kamen turns video pirate!
“Ninja or pirates?” While Naruto – representing the ninja corner, of course – has proven hugely popular, UK fans have long been unable to weigh in on the other side. With the long-awaited arrival of One Piece on DVD this May, that finally changes.

One piece: Crew Manifest #1

Matt Kamen finds out who’s who in the One Piece anime
Monkey D. Luffy: The founder and captain of the Straw Hats, Luffy is a carefree soul who wants to become king of the pirates. After eating the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit, he gained an elastic body, making him near-invulnerable and able to stretch but paradoxically making him unable to swim.

One Piece: Crew Manifest #2

Back at sea for volume two of One Piece
Before you set sail on the second round of voyages for One Piece, brush up on who you’ll be encountering in this latest volume of nautical nonsense

One Piece music: TOMATO CUBE

Tom Smith on One Piece’s TOMATO CUBE
One-hit wonders. Every country has them. And, as PSY can most likely attest, very few musicians really want to be labelled as one. Sure, it’s all fun, games and fancy dinners when that royalty cheque floats through the letter box. The one with all the zeroes from that single from yesteryear that went massive. But what about the rest of your work? It must be somewhat unsatisfying as an artist to be known for one track, while everything else remains relatively overlooked, and expectations are high for that difficult follow up single. If you’re TOMATO CUBE, you do nothing. Ever again.


Garm Wars: The Last Druid

Mamoru Oshii's latest film, fresh from its Tokyo premiere
In his live introduction to the premiere of Garm Wars The Last Druid at the Tokyo International Film Festival, Mamoru Oshii called his film a "a precise recreation of the delusions in my mind." While the truth of that statement is only known to Oshii, Garm Wars is certainly embedded in Oshii-land, ticking off the staple themes and existential worries in his work, while finding a new kind of gorgeousness.

Bleach Music: Diggy Mo'

Tom Smith on the hip-hop star of Bleach 13
Forget everything that you think you know about hip hop. Diggy MO’ and his boys at SOUL’d OUT throw the genre on its head.

One Piece Cosplay: Madame Sharley

Paul Jacques nets the best anime costumes
Elizabeth Coombes cosplays as Madame Sharley, the sharky mermaid to be found far off in the 500s of the One Piece anime. Also known variously as Shyarly and Shirley -- even the subtitles sometimes change their mind. Shirley some mistake?

Bleach Music: Vivid

Tom Smith on the band behind the 14th opening
Together they formed Vivid, the visual kei band responsible for “Blue”, the 14th opening to Bleach, and a band which stopped all activity last month, disappearing just weeks before their track would appear in the latest UK release of Bleach.


Hugh David on the full monty
Asian-American animator Monty Oum passed away tragically on the 1st February this year at the age of 33. RWBY (pronounced Ruby, the lead character’s name, but also an acronym of the four lead characters) is his legacy, a fully CG-animated web series that is as close to anime as a series made outside of Japan can be, so much so that Warner Bros Japan have bought it to dub and release locally.

Psycho-Pass music: Ling Tosite Sigure

Tom Smith finds another band with an unspellable name
Meet Ling tosite sigure. Their name may be confusing to pronounce (for anyone interested, it’s more like ‘rin tosh-teh shi-goo-reh’), but that didn’t holdback Japan’s music-loving community from rushing to their local CD-shops and grabbing a copy of the band’s latest album i’mperfect, out now also in the UK thanks to JPU Records.

Jimmy Murakami 1933-2014

Andrew Osmond remembers the man who did it all
By way of an obituary, we re-run Andrew Osmond's interview with the late Jimmy Murakami, originally published in March 2012.
Contact Us   |   Refund Policy   |   Delivery Times   |   Privacy statement   |   Terms & Conditions
Please note your card statement will show billing by MVM. One Piece: Crew Manifest 5 from the UK's best Anime Blog.