Japan Is Getting One Piece Airplanes. They Kind of Suck!

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At least the flight attendants will apparently wear straw hats just like One Piece character Luffy. I guess.

According to Naver and Excite, five of Japanese carrier Skymark's Boeing 737s will get a One Piece decal. This isn't a complete decal wrapping or paint job like the Pokémon jet.

Here is All Nippon Airway's Pokémon Jet.

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Pretty cool, huh?

And for comparison, here is a mock-up of the One Piece jet.

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To be clear, the "Sky" logo and the star marks are always on this airline's planes. The carrier is called Skymark, you know. Here's the One Piece bit:

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It's not nearly as impressive! And actually, it's kind of whatever. But kids who fly do get a bag of One Piece goodies.

The One Piece plane will be in service between July 19 and October 19 in Japan.

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スカイマークがONE PIECEとコラボ!ワンピースジェット就航 [Naver]

スカイマーク、ミニスカの次は特別塗装機「ワンピースジェット」[Excite]

[Top photo: Aviation Wire]

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DISCUSSION

Weak, and seems they have a poor comprehention of One Piece. Just picked up some standard stickers and the most basic main character costume to go with it when they have basically a pirate exploring world with tons of characters with a wide range of outfits to go for. Such as Strong World

I mean, really, why Luffy when you have the perfect oportunity for flight attendants to go Sanji (would make perfect sense for male stewards)?

For the plane design, they could've gone with so many "plane trip" elements I can't even list them all. Log Pose, maps, the entire Skypiea arc, tons and tons of Oda artwork from the Color Walk artbooks... there's probably enough material to cover all of Skymark's destinations with specific designs that would portray it better.

I mean, if you are going to do it officially, might as well use the adequate material for it.

Fans would've done it better. I wonder if they hired some agency to do it...