(Boursier.com) — INNELEC announces the signing of a European licensing agreement with the manga “One Piece” for the manufacture and distribution of gaming accessories under its Konix brand. Building on the success of the Konix range of accessories under the manga licenses Naruto, My Hero Academia and Jujutsu Kaisen, this new agreement enriches Konix’s offer and will enable it to strengthen its international influence.
Since its appearance as a manga in 1997 and adapted as an anime in 1999, One Piece has become one of the main references in the field of Japanese animation and comics. With over 500 million copies sold across 58 countries worldwide, One Piece is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. France, country of adoption of the famous manga, is not to be outdone with 31 million copies sold since 2011, which makes it the No. 1 in sales in the edition of Japanese magazines.
One Piece represents a complete ecosystem with the broadcast of more than 1000 episodes continuously every week since 1999 all over the world, video games but also more than 13 Movies on the big screen, including the latest theatrical release “ONE PIECE RED” on August 10, 2022 in France attracted more than 2,000,000 spectators in Europe, a real triumph for a Japanese animated film.
Konix will develop a series of accessories (headsets, keyboards, chairs, covers, gaming bags, etc.) enhanced by the One Piece license and its iconic characters. This agreement will help consolidate Konix’s leading position on the French market and will accelerate international development.
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