Avril Lavigne in One Piece Film Z

Posted by Omar Khan
Tags: Information, One Piece, Scans,

AvrilSurprise! In an unprecedented move the up-coming One Piece Film Z, which launches in Japanese theaters December 15, will feature Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne!

How did this magical pair come about? Well, according to Shonen Jump issue 47, Lavigne loves One Piece and Eiichiro Oda (the series creator) loves Lavigne’s music. Lavigne and Oda exchanged music and thank you letters and it was settled! Lavigne will be contributing two songs to the movie – “How You Remind Me” (originally by the band Nickelback) and “Bad Reputation” (originally by artist Joan Jett).

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“Bad Reputation” is one of Oda’s all-time favorite songs since it matches the One Piece pirate characters’ tireless pursuit of their dreams. Lavigne’s team suggested “How You Remind Me” in addition to that song. While Lavigne has sung “Bad Reputation” before, “How You Remind Me” will be original to One Piece Film Z. In case you are wondering, Lavigne is engaged to Chad Kroeger, the lead singer of Nickelback.

This will be the first time Avril Lavigne’s music will been used in a Japanese movie and the first time that a One Piece movie has used songs from an overseas artist. It is also the first time that a One Piece movie has had two theme songs of its own.

Avril Lavigne is big in North America and we most definitely love her here at Saiyan Island. Let’s hope this brings some extra exposure to the One Piece series and boost it’s popular here in North America!

You can listen to “Bad Reputation” and “How You Remind Me” in the following videos. “How You Remind Me” is sung by Nickelback in the video below, but again, Lavigne will be doing it for One Piece.

Source: Shonen Jump Magazine Issue 47, Oricon, ANN

One Piece Film Z is the 12th movie in the One Piece series. It will be released in Japanese theaters on December 15, 2012. The movie will be the first to take place in the New World, pitting the Straw Hat Pirates against their strongest enemy yet – a man named Z. Drawings and commentary by Oda-sensei indicate he is a human with cyborg enhancements and unreal power. One Piece Film Z is being marketed as a movie that will “surpass Strong World” and contain a “heroic battle” between Luffy and Z.

  • EA575

    She loves One Piece? Noice.

  • narutobleachop

    Never would have expected this…BUT I HEART AVRIL LAVIGNE! Shes so damn hot…holy freaking sh*t! this is like a dream come true! one of my fav animes and my favorite singer together at last !!!

  • Sandrie Manzano

    Lavinge loves One Piece? Damn this is news to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.torres.5074 Jesse Torres

    my mind has been blown to a degree that i thought never existed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003324106695 Feliciano PlayboyPasta Vargas

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Portgas D. Ace

    Lavigne loves One piece? isn’t that just for money and commercial??? just because she’s famous..
    Anyway I love Avril Lavigne and One piece so that’s cool ! ^^

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/thegamecraze Mister Kring

    Personally believe that English music and Japanese anime should not mix, but hey that’s my opinion. Got nothing against her but she could of at least made a One Piece song dedication, like she sung WE ARE! in English or made a new song, just saying, it’s lazy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hamlet.villahernandez Hamlet Villa Hernandez

    i told my sisters about this, since they like her music so much and now they’re in denial  
    because they trash talk about one piece sometimes which is pretty comical. Anyways, this is awesome because they enjoy each other’s work and now they’re working together!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nahnRPU3OwM&feature=related Kira

    Avril Lavigne LOVES One piece…………….???????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    Ewww C’mon Avril!! :P P One Piece ???? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/hamlet.villahernandez Hamlet Villa Hernandez

    -_-

  • deav0084

    Idgaf….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001997718397 Rik Clarke

    Is it strange that i find Avril even MORE attractive after reading this?

    And vergil Uchiha, shut the hell up. Why even comment on a OP topic? :/

  • Shogunreaper

    HUH????

    That song has no place anywhere near any sort of anime, let alone one piece.

  • papemoussakeita

    Kill Yourself

  • RedDragon10

    Please leave.

  • AssasinXHunter27

    Which is exactly why you clicked on the article and left a comment
    ( stupid people really make my day)

  • AssasinXHunter27

    I’m not really a fan of her so it doesn’t really bother me..
    And the uchiha clan is full of overpowered lazy ass MOFO’s that get powers out of their ass u mad?
    Hyuga Clan and One Piece FTW!

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Fag

  • http://www.facebook.com/hamlet.villahernandez Hamlet Villa Hernandez

    bad reputation? pirates?! no?… 

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Not into Avril, but love me some nickel back song’s. 

  • Santiago Fernández

    best combination ever! omfg

  • Scott Baker

    well oda seems to think it dose maybe you would like to write one piece from now on? No? didnt think so.

  • AssasinXHunter27

    LMFAOOOOO! LOL I wouldn’t worry too much bro lol. Vergil Uchiha is probably a 7 year old kid who cries himself to sleep everytime One Piece is brought up(like most narutards)

  • deav0084

    Actually I thought she would be a voice actor or something shes just singing…. im not stupid the titles misleading so calm your titties u freakin asshole

  • unleashrage

    high five super~saiyan couldnt of said it better myself.

  • unleashrage

    not sure about the song “bad reputation” it doesnt seem like it goes well with one piece. Also the fact that song was used for shrek.

  • Trey Donnelly

     He seems very calm to me. You on the other hand seem a tad bit frantic.

  • EA575

    Hyuga Clan!!!

  • julian2kriss

    lol so shes not doing anything original… ppsh

  • http://www.facebook.com/hamlet.villahernandez Hamlet Villa Hernandez

    simmer down bertha, i’m just saiyan. It’s common sense to how the song fits one piece as they explained it. You are the one who’s complaining against oda not me, so that little comment backfired.

  • AssasinXHunter27

    LMFAO U MAD??!?!?!?!? O_O

  • http://www.facebook.com/Amaranth.Sparrow Allen Stuart

    Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” is a great classic punk rock tune, though I’ve never heard Avril Lavigne’s cover. Fits One Piece pretty well, considering the main characters are all wanted criminals.

  • http://twitter.com/DeepGamersisGay So Funny Joke

     Well, One Piece does have a pretty Bad Reputation in America. So it fits.

  • Brooski

    can totally imagine Sanji going: Avril-chawn!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    and yup let's hope Avril helps increase one piece popularity in America. Could use more video games and merchandise. Plus people need to appreciate one piece for what it is and the god awful dubs

  • treeko

    lol,not bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.sedrick Tyler Sedrick

    She’s still around?? why? lol god she horrible always was always will be of course all music now a days is. IMO

  • http://www.mangaspoiler.com/ Thugnificent

    Hyūga Clan

  • http://www.mangaspoiler.com/ Thugnificent

    She ain’t the only famous guy who likes One Piece

    Hulk Hogan, Chris Brown, Andrew W.K. are all One Piece fans

  • ibster

    no….just no

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    Typical Op FANS ! Faggots LMAOOOO! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    Now I understand why Freiza killed the saiyans, he didn’t kill them because they would start a war. no he killed them cause he couldn’t handle at how stupid you bloody idiots are. you’re a prime example. lol, I wished Frieza had told that to you! instead!! :) How Was It ? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    I Was A Fan Of Avril But She Ruined Everything By Singing In One Of Op Creppy Ass Gay Movie! xD Yeaaa Hyugaa Would Rape All Of The Gay Pirates lol Seriously Thou! >?? Pirates Hahaha! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    Okay! :3 Just Wanted To Post Tht Comment lol I Cant Stand it Here Anyway haha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    no u Kill Yourself Kid! :3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    No she hates it …. thts why shes singing in the Movie Or sOmething lol , Idiot xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    Hahaha xD U OWNED IT !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221478916 Vergil Uchiha

    Ahh Just For Fun :) I Like It When Op Fans Gets Pissed And Hatin lol 

  • RedDragon10

    By you can’t stand it here, meaning you can’t stand the hate your receiving for all of your comments?  You do know why you’re receiving it right?  You’re bashing one piece every chance you get.  What’s your problem?  If you don’t like a show, then that’s that.  But to hate on it everytime an article is posted on this website?  The hell’s wrong with you?

  • Shogunreaper

    That doesn’t have anything to do with the japanese release.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nahnRPU3OwM&feature=related Kira

    Maybe just for money and commercial —.—

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XOBBD4VNLSECIK63TJPH5WXDHA Vinny

     aha actually these songs came out years ago, and she just came out with a new album in the summer.

  • julian2kriss

    exactly nothing original

  • *Super~Sayian*

    I don’t hate you for copying me.. I pity you :)
    - but at least I’m your inspiration thou

  • Donutman92

    i dont get why ppl say the songs dont fit one piece these songs are picked by oda himself since he approves of them being good fits for one piece i think ppl big deal is that the songs are not all chin chong ma ka high ya and wat not

  • Shuran

     lol i betyou liked your own comment for that xD

  • Shuran

     we all do my friend we all do … :)

  • Shuran

     if only i could reply your reply i would shit hell over your head