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Did you know that Pandaman made a cameo appearance in One Piece: Stampede movie? For those people who don't know, Pandaman is a parody character made by One Piece creator, Eiichiro Oda. Originally, Pandaman was an entry for a Shonen Jump character creation competition. Since then, the character has gone to appear in almost every chapter of One Piece manga, every One Piece anime episode, One Piece movies, and so on. Pandaman even made it to the video games! He appeared in a few and even became a playable character in "One Piece: Grand Battle!" and "One Piece: Grand Battle! 2," two of the franchise's fighting games. And because of that, Pandaman became an established easter egg in the One Piece universe. But how many times did Pandaman appear in the full One Piece: Stampede movie?
According to the Weekly Shonen Jump 44th edition, Pandaman appeared not just one, but 22 times in One Piece: Stampede! In the scene where Smoker reads a newspaper, the frontpage mentions that Pandaman can be seen in the film 20 times. Also, it is a little noticeable that Pandaman's wanted poster appears near the Straw Hats. At the Pirate Festival, the Easter egg character can be seen sitting by a table. If you were able to watch One Piece Stampede in theaters and failed to notice these easter eggs, then the following tip is for you. Pandaman is not that hard to identify due to his most distinctive physical feature — his head. Its style resembles that of a panda, hence his name. For sure, Pandaman has done his part for the success of the manga, its eventual Shonen Jump anime, and all further ventures of the One Piece franchise. Stay tuned as we'll update this page when the websites to watch One Piece: Stampede online becomes available. Hunt those easter eggs down!