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One Piece fans, the wait is almost over! On November 20th, the 1000th episode for the series will premiere on Funimation. Also, Toei Animation and Funimation be co-hosting a live-stream fan celebration for the episode as well. The virtual event will will feature free streaming of episodes 998 and 999, prize giveaways, fan videos, and more, so don’t miss out!
Oh but before I go on, take a look at the teaser for the 1000th episode of One Piece:
That’s not all the goodies! Toei Animation and Fathom Events announced a special two-night showing at theaters for One Piece Film: Strong World, both dubbed (November 7th) and subbed (November 9th). This will be the first time the film has ever released theatrically in the U.S.! The film was released back in 2009, written by Eiichiro Oda, and is the 10th movie in the One Piece franchise.
If you want to see greatness, here’s the link to buy tickets: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/One-Piece-Strong-World
Here’s what what the President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc., Masayuki Endo, had to say for this milestone:
he 1000th episode of ‘One Piece’ is truly a history-making moment not only for the franchise, but also for the millions of fans around the world that have supported the series over the last 22 years. We’re excited to mark this major milestone for ‘One Piece’ and look forward to celebrating it together with fans at our special global livestream event on November 20.
And here’s what the Chief Content Officer of Funimation Global Group, Asa Suehira, had to say as well:
It isn’t every day you get to celebrate such a respected series hit such a grand milestone like this. One Piece’ has been a huge part of the Funimation family over time and we’re so proud to be a part of the ongoing journey Toei Animation continues to produce.
Take a look at some fun facts about One Piece:
- Since 2014, Eiichiro Oda and One Piece have been encapsulated in The Guinness Book of World Records for “most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.” To date, the manga has sold over 490 million copies across 58 countries and regions worldwide
- One Piece is the only manga to run an initial print of volumes of 3+ million copies continuously for more than 10 years since 2010
- Monkey D. Luffy was an official ambassador for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games
The voice cast for this amazing series:
Monkey D. Luffy – Mayumi Tanaka (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
Roronoa Zoro – Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Christopher R. Sabat (English)
Nami – Akemi Okamura (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)
Usopp – Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Sonny Strait (English)
Vinsmoke Sanji – Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese), Eric Vale (English)
Tony Tony Chopper – Ikue Ōtani (Japanese), Brina Palencia (English)
Nico Robin – Yuriko Yamaguchi (Japanese), Stephanie Young (English)
Franky – Kazuki Yao (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)
Brook – Chō (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)
Jimbei – Katsuhisa Hōki (Japanese), Daniel Baugh (English)
You can watch One Piece by clicking here: Funimation