One Piece Log Books, commonly called Logs by fans, are big sized One Piece magazines that include an average of 30 manga chapters, along with some additional information pages. They have the same format as the Weekly Shonen Jump, but they are entirely dedicated to only one series: One Piece. As such, chapters retain their colored pages / posters and logs even offer supplemental postcards or special tankōbon bookcovers.
The Weekly Shonen Jump format (big size with low quality paper, containing a lot of chapters for very cheap) allows young children to be able to afford all the backstory of popular series when they start subscribing to Jump or another magazine.
Each Log has a subtitle giving a hint of the arcs it covers.
The very first log was released in April 2005.
The 6 following logs, 2 to 7, were released concurrently from December 2005 to May 2006, 1 per month.
Logs 8 to 10 were released from April 2008 to June 2008, 1 per month.
Then immediately after, from July 2008 to August 2009, all logs were re-released concurrently along with brand new logs 11 to 14, 1 per month.
Then again, logs 1 to 10 have been released for a 3rd time between December 2009 and April 2010.
After a 4 year 6 month hiatus, logs 21 to 28 were released from June 2017 to January 2018, 1 per month. This is done in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the manga.
With each re-issue, covers are changed a little to accommodate advertisements for the logs to follow, and merchandise ad pages are probably also updated with objects selling at the time of publication. But otherwise, logs characteristics remain unchanged, even the selling price.
Logs 1st to 10thEdit
|Title||Price Tag||Number of Pages||Covered Chapters||Release Dates||Cover|
|The 1st Log||¥780||914 p.||ch. 1-41||April 1, 2005|
|July 1, 2008|
|December 1, 2009|
|The 2nd Log: Sanji||¥580||580 p.||ch. 42-68||November 30, 2005|
|August 1, 2008|
|December 15, 2009|
|The 3rd log: Nami||¥580||562 p.||ch. 69-95||December 30, 2005|
|September 1, 2008|
|December 26, 2009|
|The 4th Log: Grand Line||¥650||720 p.||ch. 96-129||January 30, 2006|
|October 1, 2008|
|January 12, 2010|
|November 19, 2010|
|The 5th Log: Chopper||¥580||562 p.||ch. 130-155||February 28, 2006|
|November 1, 2008|
|January 26, 2010|
|November 19, 2010|
|The 6th Log: Alabasta||¥580||552 p.||ch. 156-181||March 31, 2006|
|December 1, 2008|
|February 9, 2010|
|The 7th Log: Vivi||¥700||778 p.||ch. 182-218||May 2, 2006|
|December 26, 2008|
|February 23, 2010|
|The 8th Log: Skypiea||¥580||572 p.||ch. 219-245||April 10, 2008|
|January 31, 2009|
|March 9, 2010|
|The 9th Log: God||¥680||688 p.||ch. 256-277||May 10, 2008|
|February 28, 2009|
|March 23, 2010|
|November 26, 2010|
|The 10th Log: Bell||¥580||572 p.||ch. 278-303||June 10, 2008|
|April 1, 2009|
|April 6, 2010|
|November 26, 2010|
Logs 11th to 20thEdit
|Title||Price Tag||Number of Pages||Covered Chapters||Release Dates||Cover|
|The 11th Log: Water Seven||¥680||648 p.||ch. 304-333||May 1, 2009|
|The 12th Log: Rocket Man||¥680||680 p.||ch. 334-365||June 1, 2009|
|The 13th Log: Nico Robin||¥740||718 p.||ch. 366-398||July 1, 2009|
|The 14th Log: Franky||¥860||866 p.||ch. 399-439||August 1, 2009|
|November 26, 2010|
|The 15th Log: Thriller Bark||¥560||518 p.||ch. 440-463||February 4, 2011|
|The 16th Log: Brook||¥580||564 p.||ch. 464-490||February 22, 2011|
|The 17th Log: Sabãody||¥660||662 p.||ch. 491-522||September 14, 2012|
|The 18th Log: Impel Down||¥570||554 p.||ch. 523-549||October 12, 2012|
|The 19th Log: Marineford||¥500||458 p.||ch. 550-573||November 9, 2012|
|One Piece Extra Log 1 "Strong World"||¥1200||516 p.||-||December 4, 2012|
|The 20th Log: Ace||¥520||478 p.||ch. 574-597||December 14, 2012|
Logs 21st to 30thEdit
|Title||Price Tag||Number of Pages||Covered Chapters||Release Dates||Cover||Eiichiro Oda Comment||Comment Translation|
|The 21st Log: 2 Years Later||¥745||590 p.||ch. 598-627||June 23, 2017|| Topic: Characters who played unexpectedly big roles (1)|
To be honest, I have lots of such characters, but if I have to choose one, it must be VIVI!! No, she was Miss Wednesday. At first she appeared as an agent of Baroque Works, but I didn't think more about her. But, one time I drew Miss Wednesday with her hair down, and found, "Ohh she looks like a princess!"
I got the plan of the Alabasta Kingdom arc a while before. And then what will it be like if this girl would be the princess of Alabasta? The Alabasta arc started like that. For that reason, still beloved by fans, the character, Nefeltari Vivi was born. Serialization is WONDERLAND
|The 22nd Log: Shirahoshi||¥680||540 p.||ch. 628-653||July 28, 2017|| Topic: Characters who played unexpectedly big roles (2)|
Rob Lucci had many highlight scenes, you know. To tell you the truth, Water 7 arc was a story to let shipwright join Straw Hats. Franky joining them and Straw Hats saying goodbye to Going Merry in the finale were the only events I determined to draw before the arc started. First of all, I intended to throw my audience into confusion. I drew Franky in a way that allows audience to hate him. I made many shipwrights appear.
After drawing various characters, I wondered, "Whom should I make a villain?" OK. Let's draw this weird guy with pigeon as a villain! Yeah, he is Rob Lucci!! Manga serialization is a wonderland. Move forward where you now consider interesting!!
|The 23rd Log: Punk Hazard||¥616||492 p.||ch. 654-677||August 25, 2017|| Topic: Characters who played unexpectedly big roles (3)|
I haven't finished ONE PIECE yet despite the 20-year-serialization. The main reason is these guys (Shichibukai). At first, I intended to finish ONE PIECE in 5 years. It was supposed to be a story to fight against pirates called Yonkou. However, I came up with the idea of Shichibukai... I just thought, "It would be badass if these characters showed up". Then as you can see, it caused this long serialization!!
Why didn't I make them Gobukai or Nibukai!! (TN: "Go" means 5, "Ni" means 2 and "Shichi" as in Shichibukai means 7 in Japanese.) I thought 7 was a cool number!! That being said, I don't regret it since I drew what I wanted. ...I'm regretting a bit!!
|The 24th Log: Smile||¥616||480 p.||ch. 678-700||September 22, 2017|| Topic: Anyway, the work was difficult - color illustration|
I can't forget the color spread in which many Marines gathered for ONE PIECE Film Z. I'm not totally sure why I decided to draw it, but I remember saying, "I wanna draw this". I just thought, "It would be enjoyable to imagine and draw many Marines in their youth", but it turned out to be really hard work. First of all, I told my 2 editors to make copies of all panels in all volumes where Marines are included since of course I didn't remember all of their faces. Then, the editors sent me copies as thick as Kojien, I believe it was hard work for them since the copy even covered some Marines who spoke only a few words. After checking if the editors missed some panels, I drew how Marines looked like 20 years ago. It was really hard and interesting work since I was busy due to weekly chapters and supervising Film Z. ...Wait, it seems I haven't focused on telling about the theme of this column yet, right?
Speaking of hard work, it's really hard to draw patterns of Kimono like I did in Kabuki color spread. On top of that, There are many rules for Kimono we don't know. Well, whatever. I don't feel good to say repeatedly, "It was hard work". Actually, they weren't hard work at all !!
|The 25th Log: Dressrosa||¥756||622 p.||ch. 701-731||October 27, 2017|| Topic: Characters who played unexpectedly big roles (4)|
One day, I read a book and found a photo about Drum Rock. If I remember correctly, Drum Rock is located in Canada. The rock looked cool, so I drew an island called Drum Island with a mountain called Drum Rocky. Thus, so-called Chopper arc started. Chopper arc started without specifying the detailed design of Chopper. I keep in mind that I should draw what I want to draw in those situations, like "Snow is beautiful", "I've created a midriff-baring old female character!".
Anyway, when I had trouble deciding how I should wrap up Drum Island arc, I found a book about environmental pollution. According to the book, yellow snow falls in some cities due to dust from factories. I thought, "Oh, snow can be colored in some cases. If pink snow fell on Drum Rocky, it would look like a real cherry blossom tree. Wait... Dr. Kureha wears a cherry blossom T-shirt. Wait... The shape of Chopper's hoof is similar to cherry blossoms. Wait... Does it mean I can wrap up Drum Island arc thanks to cherry blossoms??"
In short, the finale scene of Drum Island arc was created just by luck. That "mountain" had greater highlight scene than I expected. It was so lucky that I drew the mountain in that specific shape. Manga serialization is a wonderland!!
|The 26th Log: Memories||¥670||536 p.||ch. 732-757||November 24, 2017|| Topic: Characters that were hard to design
Hancock and Shirahoshi. It really bothers me to make designs of beautiful women since the amount of female faces I like are limited considering the long serialization of ONE PIECE. I can make designs of male characters as many as I want. I can draw various female characters' faces such as Amazon Lily women, but things are different when it comes to "beautiful woman".
I hyped up my audience that Hancock is incredibly beautiful although I didn't specify her detailed designs before she appeared. It means I had to convince my audience of Hancock's beauty once she actually appeared in manga. I managed to find a solution about what kind of face the most beautiful woman in the world would have. I was relieved to see Hancock became a popular character.
However, I hyped up my audience again thoughtlessly that Mermaid Princess is as beautiful as Hancock!! One more female character as beautiful as Hancock..!? Actually, I'm kind of a person who can expect my potential in the future. Then, I produced a beautiful character named Shirahoshi. She was the first woman during my more-than-10-years-serialization whose eyebrow was downward-sloping!! (the eyebrows which make her look like as if in trouble) I hadn't drawn a woman like Shirahoshi since I love strong-willed women, but I enjoyed the drawing process of Shirahoshi, thinking, "She looks nice than expected."
Now then, I should make a beautiful woman appear in "there" in the future...!!
|The 27th Log: Law||¥594||459 p.||ch. 758-781||December 21, 2017|| Topic: Characters who played unexpectedly big roles (5)|
I have to mention Law. Actually it's not too much to say that all Supernovas have more highlight scenes than I imagined. I created Supernovas right before the chapter where they got introduced. None of them existed in my plot notebooks before that chapter. I was in desperate situation, worrying, "At this rate, Sabaody arc will not be interesting enough." Then, inspiration for 9 Supernovas came to my mind unconsciously. I should have reduced the number of Supernovas since they were too many, but after all, I made all of them appear in manga!! I'm really surprised they survive till now since I thought about half of them would drop out of tough New World already.
They are worst!! They are the worst generation, indeed. I imagined Kid would become an important character, but...Law!! I didn't imagine he would become such an important character. Weekly serialization is a wonderland.
|The 28th Log: Lucy||¥518||367 p.||ch. 782-800||January 26, 2018|| Topic: Which characters would you like to go into detail about if you had enough time?|
Well, there is a helpful means named "cover story" in ONE PIECE for that purpose... Anyway, there remain some characters I want to go into detail. It would be interesting if I focus on Marines. I can come up with a magnificent story about Garp. I'd like to draw some relationship and talks between him and Akainu, Aokiji, Smoker, Hina, Coby who joined Marines one after another, Cypher Pol and Roger.
It would also be interesting if I focus on Revolutionary Army, mainly Dragon. Why do they intend to make a revolution? With what belief? How did they meet? The story about Luffy's birth would be interesting. Many of those stories would be serious.
All of the stories about their lives lead to Luffy!! OK!! I'll draw Luffy!!
Interestingly, one of the features that most of the Logs share are the publication of some omakes, a Japanese word meaning extras or bonus. Those extra comics are three-page ones that tend to parody other genres.
Those side comics were drawn when Oda was given three sheets of blank paper by his editor and told to draw anything. Animated versions, subtitled as Mugiwara Theater, were broadcasted on October 2006 along recap episodes 279 to 283. They featured omakes released from 2nd to 7th Logs.
Some omakes were released outside of the Logs. They are listed below with the others:
- Blue Databook: 6 pages of 4-koma (4-Panel Comic Strips), with the 1st appearance of Chopperman.
- The 2nd Log: Report Time
- The 3rd Log: Obahan Time
- The 5th Log: Jingi-nai Time
- The 6th Log: Chopper Man
- The 7th Log: Monster Time
- Yellow Databook: Space Time
- 10th Treasures: Red-Hair of Class 3 - Sea Time
- The 10th Log: Märchen Time
- The 13th Log: Family Time
- The 14th Log: Ed Sullivan Show
- The 15th Log: Detective Loomes
- The 19th Log: Circus Time
- The 20th Log: RPG Time
Chopperman has starred in the animated New Year's Special filler that aired on December 23, 2007.
Episode 369 also featured a special easter egg referring to Chopperman when Oars suddenly discovered the cockpit in its stomach and called itself "Oars Bomber" and Chopper was shocked by hearing about that (and that moment, he had the Chopperman cape).