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Mega "One Piece" Expo at HK Times Square with Thousand Sunny Replica in Main Plaza

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The pirate ship Thousand Sunny stands in the plaza outside of Times Square's main entrance.

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"One Piece Docks at Hong Kong," a mega-sized exhibition dedicated to the Japanese comic and anime franchise "One Piece," was opened to the public on July 30th at Times Square Hong Kong (address: No. 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay).

An 11-meter-tall replica of the pirate ship Thousand Sunny stands in the plaza outside of Times Square's main entrance, while a straw hat with a 5-meter diameter sits atop the clock tower. If you position yourself just right with the clock tower behind you, you can take a picture that makes you look like a straw hat-wearing pirate from the fictional universe of "One Piece." The Thousand Sunny has a 15-step staircase so visitors can climb aboard, and there are 20 Chopper figures on the dance floor near the entrance. Visitors are free to linger and snap as many photos as they like.

The second-floor atrium, accessible via the escalators inside the mall, has an 8-meter inflated model of the pirate ship Going Go Merry hanging from the ceiling, making effective use of the cavernous room's space. In the hall with over 500 miniature figures on display, the most eye-catching part is where nine of the main characters stand in distinctive poses together: Franky, the half-machine cyborg with legs spread wide, along with a life-size Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji and all the other members of the nine-member Straw Hat crew.

The One Piece Market has merchandise prepared exclusively for the Hong Kong market to coincide with the exhibit. On display are a seated Tony Tony Chopper figure (HK$150) and a limited-supply plastic black-and-white model of the Thousand Sunny, part of the One Piece Grand Ship Collection. The market has goods for sale including commemorative "One Piece Docks at Hong Kong" items such as limited-edition T-shirts (HK$210) and mugs (HK$60).

The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and runs until August 31st.

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