In what can now officially be called a budding trend, the Japanese domestic carrier Skymark has announced it will be painting over five of its Boeing 737-800 model planes with characters from the popular and long-running manga and anime, One Piece.

Two designs – presumably on the left and right sides of the plane – will feature group shots of some of the series’ most popular characters to date, including main character Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nico Robin, Nami, and that reindeer thing. A separate graphic of Luffy will greet passengers as they enter the plane near the boarding door.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a dirt-cheap domestic carrier if this whole stunt was just for the fan service; the campaign will also feature a number of special One Piece goods available for purchase on the flight itself. Nothing like strapping people down in a cylinder hurtling through the air at hundreds of miles an hour and shoving limited-edition goods in their faces to get them in the buying mood, right?

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Additionally, all passengers above the age of three will receive a stamp card and one stamp per flight on one of the One Piece-themed craft. These can be exchanged for, you guessed it, more goods with values corresponding to the number of stamps you’ve collected. We fear for the sanity of the parents of any, oh, 6 or 7-year-olds who realize all they need is five flights on the One Piece plane to get a life-sized Luffy plush or something. Just kidding. There’s nothing that cool up for grabs; up to three stamps will net you a sticker, four earns you a notebook, and five gets you a luggage tag.

The campaign will run from July 19 to Oct. 10, primarily on flights leaving in the mornings from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

Source: Niconico News
Photos: Official campaign website, Skymark press release