One Piece Spoiler Posters Arrested

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Three individuals who uploaded pre-release scans of the newest issue of One Piece have been arrested, with police apparently intent on prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law for the greater glory of Japan’s mega-publishing houses.

Apparently the first crime of its kind in Japan, the three offenders secured a copy of the latest Weekly Shonen Jump (which serializes popular pirate manga One Piece) before it went on sale at stores, scanned the pages and uploaded them to their “spoiler” sites – causing them to be arrested for violating Japanese copyright law (similar to what some publishers already threatened).

The three culprits ran two websites (with two of them running one while the third operated another), one a year old while the other was running for three, in total supposedly accruing over over $3.5 million in revenue – a sign of just how popular the franchise is and how desperately fans want to get their hands on the latest chapters at no expense.

A spokesperson for One Piece publisher Shueisha said that they were “angered” by the criminals profiting off Eiichiro Oda who “poured his heart and soul into the work”, a sentiment that more skeptical fans of the series and its refusal to end will no doubt find quite amusing.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:35 12/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The real criminalists censors genital nudity in Japan. I don't care about 3D porno, because there are uncensored asian girls from other countries, but censoring manga and anime is a crime to art.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Execute them.

    Nobody in japan will ever spoil any store till the end of time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 12/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Grow up japan >.>

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    pretty sure u need to be related to Shounen Jump in some way to be able to access the early release of the manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stores usually get new releases a day or two in advance. It's probably some part-timer at some convenience store nabbing a copy and scanning the thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as the author is paid I doubt he cares about his manga being scanlated...

    Comment by Anonymous

    It actually affects his paycheck as authors are usually paid a percentage of sales. If someone only buys SJ to read One Piece and doesn't buy it because they read scans, no-one gets paid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    For a niche series yes but for one piece the bulk of the money they make is from all the other merchandise. Either way once the generation of one piece start dying out the series popularity will fade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The pirates are running.

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    Comment by oldtaku
    04:46 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real criminals profiting off Eiichiro Oda's heart and soul are Shueisha.

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    Comment by Riiku
    02:03 13/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real criminal is Shueisha, who pays only 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the revenue to Eiichiro Oda or something along those numbers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate spoilers. Kill them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    WAH-WAH. Cry a river.

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    Comment by Siveria
    09:18 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Should spoil it more since its generic shounen trash anyway there really is nothing to spoil: main char always wins in the end.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Wah, wah, cry and whine more. Noone gives a shit. You want your cookie now?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Apparently you gave a shit enough to make a weak ass comment lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol heros winning in the end is a fucking stable of writing you fucking retard. You act as doing something so fundamental is a sign of bad writing. Bet you're one of those guys who took a college writing course and thinks of yourself as the next Shakespeare lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most of kids like 8-12 years old love generic shounen manga like this and gonna defend it to their dead, just like you, just saying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Acts like he's an adult and is on Sankaku, a sight that consist mainly on hentai and dumb anime shit. Nigga just take that L because you look like a poor fool trying to talk down to people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 12/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @22:11

    hentai are for adult. shounen are for kids while higher than shounen like seinen are for mature and adult.

    this site is not kids friendly just as you can see, this site is for mature and adult. that is the fact.

    you are the one acting like a little kid. I wouldn't be surprise if you are just a 12 years old kid.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I wonder how many of these people who call One Piece "generic shounen trash" have actually read or seen it. Please check your hypocrisy the next time you're watching the endless cycle of generic seasonal anime retards like you love to cling to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I rent it to test a few volumes a few years ago. Its pretty boring to me. It's clearly aim for kids.

    Well, it's a shounen manga who would have guess. I would rather watch/read generic anime/manga than shounen anime/manga.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They just went full jew

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Jews have literally nothing to do with anything here.

    Comment by Anonymous

    They're shills, liars and they're greedy. So there's that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So, just like everyone else?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, it's full chinese, dear full retard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 11/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    you went full asshole, never go full asshole

    Comment by Anonymous

    well they stole magazines, that is the crime they are being prosecuted for

    and yeah, that's a crime no matter how you look at it

    Comment by Anonymous

    Scanlations are barely skirting the copyright laws, these kinds of incidents are just a loss-loss situation for everyone (except the spoiler people who are profiting from it of course).




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