Lyon. Why fans of the One Piece manga are expected in large numbers in rue Victor Hugo this Wednesday

Many One Piece fans are expected in Lyon (Rhône), in the Manga Story store this Wednesday, December 22, 2021. (© Illustration / ND Actu Lyon)

In front of the Manga Story of Paris, they were a line of 800 people early November 2021 to try their luck, reports The world. It’s a safe bet that fans of Japanese comics and cult works One Piece are also at the rendezvous at Lyon (Rhône).

This Wednesday, December 22, 2021, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Manga Story brand rue Victor-Hugo will host a lottery of 2,500 euros of gifts derived from the universe of One Piece. An event organized by Kamalthero and Guitar, two 24-year-old twins at work behind a YouTube channel that dissects the adventures of the heroes of One Piece.

A long-term job when we know that the work exceeded 1,000 episodes in Japan at the end of November 2021 (episode shown in a few cinemas in France) and that volume 100 of the manga was released on December 8 in France.

Huge queue for opening in June 2021

It will therefore not be surprising to come across Lyonnais in pirate clothing or wearing a straw hat, bearing the likeness of Luffy, the main character of the manga.

If there is a queue, it will be remembered the opening of the Manga Story store on June 26, 2021, where enthusiasts were gathered by the hundreds.


The store had been emptied of its stocks from its first hours of operation.


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