News culture 1000th episode of One Piece: We know the release date!
The One Piece series is undoubtedly a monument in anime history, and will air its thousandth episode very soon.
Few of the series reach a thousand episodes, but Luffy’s adventures have kept fans going since the first episode in 1999. So it is almost logical to see Toei Animation announce this thousandth episode of One Piece :
The 1000th episode of One Piece is really a historic moment not only for the franchise, but also for millions of fans across the world who have supported the series for the past twenty-two years. (…) We are excited to mark this major milestone for One Piece and look forward to celebrating it with fans during our special global live broadcast event on November 20 (November 21 in Japan and France, editor’s note).
Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc.
Visual of the 1000th episode of One Piece
The thousandth One Piece episode will therefore be broadcast on November 21 on Funimation in the United States and Canada and on Wakanim en Europe. As usual, Crunchyroll should simulate the episode. This thousandth episode will not be the only content broadcast on this occasion: the YouTube channels of Funimation and some Toei Animation will broadcast streaming special on November 21 from midnight (French time), in which will be in particular broadcast episodes 998 and 999. The page Facebook de One Piece will also broadcast the show. Gifts will be offered, fans will testify, etc … On the other hand, two special evenings will be organized in certain cinemas in the United States, where will be shown le film One Piece : Strong World. They will take place on November 7 (in English dubbed version) and November 9 (in English subtitled version). Released in 2009, the film had never been screened in theaters in the United States.
The thousandth episode of One Piece will therefore be broadcast on November 21 at 4 a.m. in France, 11 a.m. in Japan, which corresponds to November 20 at 7 p.m. (West Coast time) in the United States.
Through Damien-Ladder, Writing jeuxvideo.com