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One Piece characters 3D printed to real-life size for 20th anniversary of manga series

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One Piece manga fans had a chance to get interactive with their favorite One Piece characters 3D printed in huge sizes for the publication’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Fans used the event app’s augmented reality videos to film themselves together with the 24 giant 3D printed props and to customize the videos to share on social media.

One Piece is the most successful manga series of all time, with over 450 million copies printed (2D) and in circulation worldwide. Fans of popular Japanese manga and animation One Piece were able to meet the One Piece characters 3D printed to life at the One Piece 20th Anniversary in various locations throughout Asia.

The manga series was created by Oda Eiichiro and has been published by Shueisha Publishings for over two decades. The story tells the adventures of young pirate Monkey D. Luffy who journeys with his crew the Straw Hat Pirates on a ship called Thousand Sunny to search for a famed treasure known as One Piece.

The 24 life-size characters were commissioned by Remake Works Co. and the One Piece Mugiwara store in Taiwan; they were 3D printed by Sid Installation Art studio using a Massivit 1800 Pro 3D printer. Some were as tall as 5 meters (16 feet), and the results are quite impressive. One Piece characters 3D printed

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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