Panini France, a company specializing in the publishing of books, comics, manga and even in the creation of collectables, is proud to announce the launch of new collections of stickers and cards under Naruto and One Piece licenses, available on the site panini.fr, at newsagents and supermarkets. The One Piece collection will arrive on June 10 and the Naruto collection at the beginning of July.
Panini, a company that evolves with its audiences
Panini, a company based in France since 1974, has continued throughout its history to evolve and renew its offer to the general public. Always at the forefront of trends, the brand is attentive to market trends and takes up characters from the worlds most appreciated by children, but no longer only. Indeed, the share of adult collectors, also called the Kidult, continues to grow. In France, in a context of global enthusiasm for manga, the GFK firm was able to report in 2021 that 24% of the books sold are manga, i.e. 47 million copies! Panini then strengthened its position in this universe with ranges of collectibles featuring the most popular licenses such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto.
Naruto Shippuden: an icon of the manga universe arrives at Panini
Panini offers manga and anime fans a new iconic collection around Naruto Shippuden. With this major license, Panini confirms its roots in the major consumer trends in the entertainment sector! The Cult Anime of the Nine-Tailed Fox Demon celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and Panini has therefore decided to pay tribute to him with two exceptional highlights that will delight fans of the series!
The first highlight will see the arrival ofan album of 193 stickers including 30 silver ones and 50 collectible cards. This collection returning to the entire Shippuden saga, it will be possible to find all the key characters to address all generations of Naruto fans. This album will be available in July 2022.
A new collection of Trading Cards will be unveiled at the start of the school year!
Panini announces its second One Piece collection
In September 2021, Panini launches its very first collection ONE PIECE echoing the publication of volume 100 in France as well as the distribution of 1000e episode on November 20. Ranging from the Saga East Blue to the Saga Thriller Bark, this first part wanted to cover the first steps of the manga and lay the foundations by presenting the protagonists of the series in different forms.
For the year 2022, Panini launches its second collection of One Piece stickers and cards, one of the most popular manga and anime sagas of recent years, around the arc of “The war at the top”, cornerstone manga happening just before the timeskip. This new collection will consist of 184 stickers, and 50 collectible cards in an original 32-page album, available from June 10.
Good news for One Piece fans, Panini is already preparing its third collection of stickers and cards which should arrive in early 2023. This collection will focus on the events of the “Isle of the Fish-Man” Saga and will go as far as the arc of the Pays des Wa which is the climax of the series. Panini promises never-before-seen image designs. A collection of Trading Cards is confirmed for November 2022.
Another big surprise is coming!
Panini does not stop there, to conclude the year 2022 in style the brand has just acquired the globally successful manga license My Hero Academia and will be able to market this novelty before the end of 2022. An unpublished collection is being developed and information will be coming very soon.
All Panini collections are distributed in supermarkets, newsagents, toy and cultural stores or directly on the website panini.fr.
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