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According to Yomiuri Online, a 26 year old man was arrested for stealing a complete set of One Piece manga from a book store. On December 23rd, the man visited the book store with a one meter long traveling bag and put 64 comic books into the bag in a blind spot from the cashiers. Next morning, a clerk found one of the shelves empty. The man deposed to the police that he sold the comics for 23,000 yen, which was almost equal to the original price. If you pile up the 64 comics, it will be one meter high and weigh ten kilograms.

One of the secondhand bookstore keepers said One Piece is so popular that the secondhand comics are sold out quickly. A complete set of the series in good condition are sold at a premium.

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Jan 24, 2012 5:42 AM

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Math nerd

1 meter = around 3 ft high
10 kg = 22 lbs

I don't know how the clerk didn't notice him trying to lift the bag lol. At least we know one piece comics a still popular and worth a lot. Wish I was a collector.
 
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Jan 24, 2012 5:47 AM

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"I'd like some Jump manga please"
"Hmm...the scale is at 4.3kg of Jump Manga. Is that okay?"
"Believe it".
 
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Jan 24, 2012 5:51 AM

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Should of tried to steal a shorter series.
 
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Jan 24, 2012 5:55 AM

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This is awesome.
 
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Jan 24, 2012 5:59 AM

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fluttershy said:
Should of tried to steal a shorter series.

ya thats quite some feat indeed ohwell he didn't get all of one piece cause its still being writen
 
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Jan 24, 2012 6:04 AM

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lol,first time hearing someone stealing an entire stack of One Piece manga without anyone noticing.
 
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Jan 24, 2012 6:06 AM

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That's... Quite a feat to manage not to get noticed!

And I love those second-hand manga shops. So much manga for so cheap~ Heaven~
 
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Jan 24, 2012 6:08 AM

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pirates for pirates =D
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:08 AM

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At least he has good taste
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:15 AM

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WOW....I can't believe anyone would steal that much manga, but life is pretty crazy lol
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:15 AM

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hahaha surprising no one noticed.
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:20 AM

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That guy is pretty ninja to carry a one meter bag filled with manga and not get noticed.
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:24 AM

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the checkout person must have been on smack...........or this guy is a master thief........................................
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:24 AM

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no one in the shop noticed him packing 64 books into a huge ass bag?
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:26 AM

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Seen this on ANN and I loled, but yeah even though he could beat the shopkeeper he couldn't beat Japanese police doesn't he know by now that they have too much time on their hands. However all of this for 23,000 yen doesn't seem like it's worth the risk though and he should have read the volumes.


 
Jan 24, 2012 6:35 AM

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HAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH otaku (=p=)
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:38 AM

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Moimy said:
"I'd like some Jump manga please"
"Hmm...the scale is at 4.3kg of Jump Manga. Is that okay?"
"Believe it".


ROFLMAO
 
Jan 24, 2012 7:36 AM

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So manga can also be sold in Kilo(s). -.-''
Why are you watching the sequel of the anime that you loathe?
¬‿¬ And those guys who think they are elite because they watched (earlier or) more anime than others.
 
Jan 24, 2012 7:48 AM

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The effect of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA!
 
Jan 24, 2012 8:01 AM

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archiemouse said:
no one in the shop noticed him packing 64 books into a huge ass bag?


Yeah... Lol! :D

 
Jan 24, 2012 8:30 AM

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-ThyEnd- said:
lol,first time hearing someone stealing an entire stack of One Piece manga without anyone noticing.
Believe it or not, this is not the first time someone tried to steal 50+ volumes of One Piece. I remember similar thing happened a about a year or two ago, but I think there were two guys that time.
 
Jan 24, 2012 9:01 AM

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Homolust said:
At least he has good taste


He's too greedy, he could have stealed a few each time...
 
Jan 24, 2012 9:24 AM

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10 for effort and good taste.
 
Jan 24, 2012 10:19 AM

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Bad times.. 0_o
 
Jan 24, 2012 10:24 AM

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i don't know if that guy was a fan or if he just wanted to make money out of it
 
Jan 24, 2012 10:30 AM

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Mr_Gutts said:
i don't know if that guy was a fan or if he just wanted to make money out of it


I have to believe he was a fan, or a very dense person to realize that there surely must be easier ways for him to make money.
 
Jan 24, 2012 10:51 AM

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HAHAHAHAHA

What a retard. If you're gonna steal something, at least steal something good.
 
Jan 24, 2012 10:53 AM

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DraconisMarch said:
HAHAHAHAHA

What a retard. If you're gonna steal something, at least steal something good.
Yeah, like Angel Beats!, m i rite
 
Jan 24, 2012 11:06 AM

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I'm surprised he got away...

*puts sunglasses on*

In one piece!

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The effect of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA!


Oh, you.
 
Jan 24, 2012 11:34 AM

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Lmao and I love how they weighed it like it was some kind of drug bust.
 
Jan 24, 2012 11:37 AM

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BAAKAA DOROBO!
 
Jan 24, 2012 11:41 AM

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-MgZ_ said:
The effect of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA!


lol people stealing shit has been happening since the dawn of time it has nothing to do with SOPA, PIPA, or ACTA

Must have used Sexy Jitsu to get away with a bag that big.
"What has two arms, two legs, and is alive? Not your favorite character thats for sure!"
 
Jan 24, 2012 12:03 PM

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That's all fine and dandy, but this is MAL newsworthy why?
If you take anything on the internet seriously, you're doing it wrong. - Ignorance is not bliss; ignorance is getting laughed at by those of higher intelligence than you.

 
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Zeream said:
That's all fine and dandy, but this is MAL newsworthy why?

Someone doesn't like fun. It's not like there was anything more important to report on.
 
Jan 24, 2012 12:35 PM

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Being a businessman like a boss.
 
Jan 24, 2012 1:14 PM

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What horrible tastes. He should've stole Negima! instead.
 
Jan 24, 2012 1:17 PM

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Zeream said:
That's all fine and dandy, but this is MAL newsworthy why?

Because it's a fun novelty story. Look at almost any newspaper or TV news station or periodical new magazine on any topic, and there will be some sort of "In other news..." section where silly yet minor stories like this are reported.

And honestly, this is the internet, we're not about to run out of page space or anything. This isn't crowding out other more important news stories.
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Jan 24, 2012 1:44 PM

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Oh Japan...
Why One Piece of all things? Like others have said, steel a shorter series.
 
Jan 24, 2012 2:23 PM

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Because OP is huge in Japan. Like... Xbox huge. If you're going to be dumb enough to steal, might as well go for the top.

Granted he could have maybe done a few less volumes at one time, but it's not surprising he chose OP to try to make quick money off of.
 
Jan 24, 2012 3:05 PM

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He shouldn't have stolen all 64 at once.
 
Jan 24, 2012 3:08 PM

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Now I'm waiting for someone to steal Golgo 13.
 
Jan 24, 2012 3:18 PM

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Wish I was the man who bought them


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Pyapi said:
That's... Quite a feat to manage not to get noticed!

And I love those second-hand manga shops. So much manga for so cheap~ Heaven~



Good for OP. Means it's popular. :P
 
Jan 24, 2012 3:46 PM

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hes definately a fan.. thats why he lied to the police and said that he sold them.

this was in december so he must be up to impel down
 
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It astounds me how no one noticed him walking out with a voluminous bag which was probably bulging out.
Huh. Guess that's perfectly normal in Japan.
 
Jan 24, 2012 5:23 PM

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hmmm...legendary guy A?

Lauriet said:
I'm surprised he got away...

*puts sunglasses on*

In one piece!

-MgZ_ said:
The effect of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA!


Oh, you.

YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAA
Sanguis said:
It astounds me how no one noticed him walking out with a voluminous bag which was probably bulging out.
Huh. Guess that's perfectly normal in Japan.

this is japan were talking about, lol


 
Jan 24, 2012 5:32 PM

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what a guy he must be ninja or thought he was
 
Jan 24, 2012 6:00 PM

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haha... amazing... but lo and behold...?
One piece manga distributors must either be ecstatic or angry...
haha
well...it only shows that at least One piece is still a hot manga...
 
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I've heard of people stealing books, but this is just ridiculousness! LOL XD
 
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