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01-24-12, 5:36 AM

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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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01-24-12, 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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01-24-12, 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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01-24-12, 5:51 AM

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Should of tried to steal a shorter series.
 
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01-24-12, 5:55 AM

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This is awesome.
 
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01-24-12, 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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01-24-12, 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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01-24-12, 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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01-24-12, 6:08 AM

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pirates for pirates =D
 
01-24-12, 6:08 AM

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At least he has good taste
 
01-24-12, 6:15 AM

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WOW....I can't believe anyone would steal that much manga, but life is pretty crazy lol
 
01-24-12, 6:15 AM

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hahaha surprising no one noticed.
 
01-24-12, 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.
 
01-24-12, 6:24 AM

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the checkout person must have been on smack...........or this guy is a master thief........................................
 
01-24-12, 6:24 AM

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no one in the shop noticed him packing 64 books into a huge ass bag?
 
01-24-12, 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.


 
01-24-12, 6:35 AM

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HAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH otaku (=p=)
 
01-24-12, 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
 
01-24-12, 7:36 AM

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So manga can also be sold in Kilo(s). -.-''
Why are you watching the S2 of the anime that you loathe?
¬‿¬ And those guys who think they are elite because they watched (earlier or) more anime than others.

 
01-24-12, 7:48 AM

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The effect of SOPA, PIPA, ACTA!
 
01-24-12, 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

 
01-24-12, 8:30 AM

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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.
 
01-24-12, 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...
 
01-24-12, 9:24 AM

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10 for effort and good taste.
 
01-24-12, 10:19 AM

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Bad times.. 0_o
 
01-24-12, 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
 
01-24-12, 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.
 
01-24-12, 10:51 AM

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HAHAHAHAHA

What a retard. If you're gonna steal something, at least steal something good.
 
01-24-12, 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
 
01-24-12, 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.
 
01-24-12, 11:34 AM

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Lmao and I love how they weighed it like it was some kind of drug bust.
 
01-24-12, 11:37 AM

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BAAKAA DOROBO!
 
01-24-12, 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!"
 
01-24-12, 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.

 
01-24-12, 12:05 PM

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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.
 
01-24-12, 12:35 PM

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Being a businessman like a boss.
 
01-24-12, 1:14 PM

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What horrible tastes. He should've stole Negima! instead.
 
01-24-12, 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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01-24-12, 1:44 PM

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Oh Japan...
Why One Piece of all things? Like others have said, steel a shorter series.
 
01-24-12, 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.
 
01-24-12, 3:05 PM

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He shouldn't have stolen all 64 at once.
 
01-24-12, 3:08 PM

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Now I'm waiting for someone to steal Golgo 13.
 
01-24-12, 3:18 PM

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Wish I was the man who bought them


"Can you feel that hybrid rainbow?"
 
01-24-12, 3:37 PM

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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
 
01-24-12, 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
 
01-24-12, 4:28 PM

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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.
 
01-24-12, 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


 
01-24-12, 5:32 PM

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what a guy he must be ninja or thought he was
 
01-24-12, 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...
 
01-24-12, 6:02 PM

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I've heard of people stealing books, but this is just ridiculousness! LOL XD
 
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