August 10, 2012
On August 8th, AKB48 member Kitahara Rie attended an exhibition event for the popular anime series, ‘ONE PIECE‘, called , ‘ONE PIECE Grand Arena Tour‘, at Saitama Super Arena.
Kitahara, who claims to be a big ‘ONE PIECE’ fan, revealed that her favorite character from the series is Sanji. She explained, “I liked him since I was in elementary school. He’s a good cook, he has good style, and he’s kind to women. I love everything about him!”
She also shared, “There are many members who are fans of ‘ONE PIECE’,” specifically naming Takahashi Minami and Itano Tomomi. “We get excited over the latest volume, and we talk about which scene made us cry the most.”
‘ONE PIECE Grand Arena Tour’ is a large-scale exhibition event that goes around to arenas and conventional halls nationwide. It features over 500 episodes in form of figures and dioramas. There’s also a game corner and limited edition goods for sale.
The event will run from August 9th to the 19th at Saitama Super Arena. It will later be held in other areas of Japan including Ehime, Fukui, and Sendai.
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