Komi Naoshi, known for his manga series Nisekoi, will draw a spin-off for Oda Eiichiro’s One Piece, as announced by the official website. It’s a series of ONE PIECE COVER COMIC PROJECT where various artists remake chapters of One Piece manga series. He will take care of a female character Nefertari Vivi‘s episode, named Vivi no Bouken (lit. Vivi’s Adventure) that will be published in Weekly Shonen Jump #39 2021.
The magazine’s preview for the next issue further states in #38 that it’s the 2nd of ONE PIECE COVER COMIC PROJECT and 48 page length with Center Color, meaning it has the first or few pages colored. What’s more, they introduce it as the great scene from Arabasta saga giving you a touching experience once again, and also briefly describe the plot: Vivi faces a decision after a long battle, and…?!
Along with the announcement, they posted an illustration by Komi Naoshi: Vivi stands gracefully, while Monkey D. Luffy behind her, facing the other side and holding on to his straw hat.
In addition, more spin-offs will come in the future:
Weekly Shonen Jump #40 – Shokugeki no Sanji (story writer: Tsukuda Yuto, manga artist: Saeki Shun, contribution: Morisaki Yuki)
Weekly Shonen Jump #41 – One Piece Gakuen (lit: One Piece Academy, Kouji Souhei)
ONE PIECE COVER COMIC PROJECT
The first collaboration came with Boichi, the manga artist for Dr.STONE series, in 2019. It remade the battle of Roronoa Zoro and Dracule Mihawk from Eastblue saga. The official twitter introduced it: Boichi-sensei from Dr.STONE remade this famous battle scene with his incredible gift for drawing!
Nisekoi is a romantic comedy manga written and illustrated by Komi Naoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2011 to 2016 with 25 compiled volumes. It’s worthy to mention that this is the longest serialization record for the genre in the magazine’s history.
Viz Media has published all the volumes in English and describes the plot of Volume 1 as:
It’s hate at first sight—or rather a knee to the head at first sight —when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match between Raku and their rival gang leader’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, however, with a pendant around his neck as a memento…but he can’t even remember the girl’s name or face!Nisekoi: False Love, Vol. 1
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Source: Official Website