A piece has appeared in some wild places in the past, with Eiichiro Oda’s Shonen series having had a big influence on Japan, even going so far as to erect life-size statues of the Straw Hat Pirates in the creator’s hometown. Now it looks like the world of the Grand Line is about to get its own gym, with the facility set to open next year and focus on the swordsmen who have become the greatest in the Shonen Kingdom. .
the A piece Gym is set to move to Shibuya, Japan, and will open in early 2023. With employees seemingly willing to dress up as sailors and the gym having a “ranking” and points system, the he establishment apparently seeks to make the most of its rugged aesthetic. With the story of A piece starting in the pages of Shonen Jump decades ago, it can’t be overstated how much of an influence the series has had on the anime world and how much the story of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates could continue to be like the world of Grand Line thumbs towards its finale.
The Straw Hat Pirates have certainly done their fair share of training in the past, and it’s certainly paid off over the years considering the wild battles they’ve been able to win as a result. With the current War For Wano Arc seeing Luffy attain the power of Gear Fifth and each of the Straw Hat Pirates having their own unique challenges in the battle against the Beast Pirates, the fate of the Isolated Nation and the Grand Line now hangs in the balance. . .
Currently, details about the A piece gyms are sparse when it comes to exactly when it will open, how much it will cost to get in, and how close to Franky’s height you can train there, but rest assured, Comicbook.com will let you know as soon as we learn more.
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