The TV series is divided into "Seasons" for home video and initially released as single disc "Pieces" containing 2-5 episodes; the first DVD was released on February 21, 2001 and contained four episodes. Some episodes, such as movie tie-ins and the Boss Luffy Historical Special episodes, are released as special episodes outside of the Seasons, though the episode numbering remains unchanged. The Pieces were released simultaneously on VHS and DVD during the first three seasons, and rental VHS versions continued to be released until the end of season eight. Starting with Episode 575 (Z's Ambition and Season 16), the "pieces" were also released on Blu-ray in High Definition. Although the first 574 episodes remain unavailable on HD Blu-ray in Japan, an international release beginning at the first episode is scheduled for January 2022.
The season deals with the war between the Marines and Whitebeard's pirates. Focusing on Luffy, Jimbei and the escaped convicts from Impel Down as they infiltrate Marineford to save Ace. Eventually, Luffy must decide on whether to continue training or go back to Sabaody to see his friends once again. The first DVD compilation was released on October 5, 2011.
The season used three pieces of theme music. The first opening theme, titled "Kaze o Sagashite" (風をさがして, lit. "Search for the Wind") and performed by Mari Yaguchi with the Straw Hats, continues to be used for the first two episodes. The second opening theme, from episodes 459 to 492, is "One Day" performed by The Rootless. The third opening theme, from episodes 493 to 516, is "Fight Together" performed by Namie Amuro.
In North America, the season was recategorized as the majority of "Season Eight" for its DVD release by Funimation Entertainment. The Australian Season Eight sets were renamed Collection 38 through 42. Episode 492, the Toriko crossover, was omitted from the English home video releases.
One Piece Film: Red, which is the biggest grosser of the rough post-summer, pre-Wakanda Forever season, came in second with just $8.6 million. Despite the blockbuster competition that arrived in its fourth weekend, the numbers didn't totally collapse, dropping 53 % for a cume of $151 million. Worldwide it is at $352 million, which isn't a great cume as the grosses start to wind down considering its $200 million budget. Still, it's the biggest of any film since Thor: Love and Thunder, though Wakanda Forever will overtake it any day now.
One Piece Film: Red came in third place in its fourth weekend, down 29% with $6.1 million, emerging as one of the season's most durable grossers and one of the year's few bright spots when it comes to films for adults. The domestic cume is $56.5 million Fourth place went to Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which had a negligible drop of 5% for a $3.2 million sixth weekend and $40.8 million cume., in fact )
The one new specialty title of note comes from a filmmaker we don't typically associate with the specialty box office: Steven Spielberg. The Beard's semi-autobiographical family drama The Fabelmans opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles to $160k, a $40k average. The film expands to 600 theaters the day before Thanksgiving, and it has the potential to break out in a way that none of the other of the season's awards contenders have. We're also seeing very solid numbers from The Banshees of Inisherin, which grossed $1.7 million this weekend for a seventh place finish, bringing its cume to $5.8 million. Saba Elija
Model: The Blackberry Leap is Blackberry's take on a touchscreen smartphone that looks like a plain black slab, which gives it a surprisingly professional look when held in the hands. It weighs only 170 g and is quite a large piece of technology for one-handed handling with a length of 5.67 inch (14.4 cm) and a width of 2.87 inch (7.29 cm). But, it is rather thin at only 0.37 inch (0.94 cm). The patterned texture patterned on the back side and sides of the phone allows a better grip and there are two volume buttons on the right side of the smartphone. Its lock and power button as well as the standard 3.5 mm headphones jack are located on the top side of the phone, while the its SIM card and microSD card are on the left side.
Alternative sensor tech is a very interesting subject for production engineers. For years I have been ripping my apart my camera bodies to strip out the cut filters that limit my images to the visible spectrum. Indeed I have a T2i body just for IR and one for full spectrum. But what has always alluded me was the ability to shoot thermal images. There have been projects where the creative use of such tech could have provided unique views in documentary pieces.
For me personally, ShopBot stole the show. For non-makers, ShopBot produces a series of CNC routers that can cut a variety of materials. The concept is a close cousin to the laser cuter but offering some advantages and disadvantages. This one here is milling a piece of wood but was used to create the guitar below. It is the desktop version but ShopBot produces models up to 30 feet long! As a home machinist myself, owner of an X3 CNC converted mill and halfway through a Shapeoko build, this particular technology appealed most to me for inclusion in a Duke MakerSpace project. 2b1af7f3a8