Manga phenomenon, the 1000th episode of the “One Piece” series celebrated this weekend at the cinema

The animated series reaches the 1000th episode. For the occasion, a hundred cinemas will show it on the big screen.

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Nothing stops the phenomenon One Piece. While waiting for the release of the 100th volume of Eiichiro Oda’s manga on December 8, the animated version of the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy reaches a milestone: the 1000th episode. The fans waited impatiently, they will be able to discover this new adventure of the young pirate this Sunday at the cinema.

One day after its broadcast in Japan, around a hundred theaters will broadcast the episode, Grand Rex, in networks CGR and Kinépolis. An honor ! Events are also planned to mark the event. The episode will finally be available on the DNA and Crunchyroll streaming platforms. The event is global with 80 countries in all distributing the series around the world.

The 1000th episode is expected Sunday morning in France on streaming platforms (© Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha, TOEI ANIMATION)

In Luffy’s long view, there is also a new publication of the manga at Glénat. Readers are preparing to rush to the 100th volume on December 8, the day of its release. The opus will be printed in 250,000 copies according to the publisher contacted by Franceinfo, unheard of for the series. Never One Piece had not been printed at this height.

A new tidal wave therefore awaits booksellers. Remember that manga has been at the top of sales in France every year for 10 years. It represents nearly 10% of the manga market. Volume 1 alone has even exceeded one million copies sold. Almost 26 million volumes have passed since the first publication of One Piece in France in 2000.