news from ANN:
"the Kumamoto Prefectural Assembly in southwestern Japan discussed a plan to erect a pirate ship from the One Piece anime series at a city park. A citizens' group has been pushing a plan to erect a replica of the manga's Going Merry (Merry Go in English) ship at Karashima Park in the prefectural capital of Kumamoto City — the birthplace of One Piece's creator, Eiichiro Oda."
but how cool that's gonna be!!!
pity it probably wouldn't be erected before our trip in Oct.
i'm still hoping for Laguna Theme Park to extend the One Piece Attraction to end of the year.