Even those who have ever seen the anime adaptation of One Piece, know or have heard the first opening song titled “WE ARE!” and interpreted by Hiroshi Kitadani. The animated franchise has had twenty-three opening songs, but the first one is definitely the most recognized worldwide.
Thus, to celebrate the most recent achievements of the animated franchise, the original opening sequence will be re-imagined for the thousandth episode of the series, with a completely new animation. A short clip of this next sequence has already been broadcast on Japanese television, and the production also published a special image to announce the news, whose pose will be immediately recognized by fans.
Eiichiro Oda began the publication of the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from the publisher Shueisha on July 22, 1997, and reached 1,000 chapters published on January 4. The franchise has more than 490 million copies in circulation worldwide and the 100th compilation volume was released in Japan on September 3. The franchise has inspired multiple adaptations to other media, the main one being the anime that has been broadcast since October 1999 and whose production has been in charge of the studios. Toei Animation since then.
Sinopsis de One Piece
Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King”, the strongest and most infamous being to ever sail the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the world’s greatest treasure, the One Piece. It was this revelation that sparked the Great Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding the One Piece, which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame, and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of Pirate King.
Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular personality of an evil, hardened, toothless pirate who loots villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is sheer wonder: the idea of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, to the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of their childhood hero, Luffy and his team journey through the Grand Line, experiencing mad adventures, unraveling dark mysteries, and battling strong enemies, all to achieve the most coveted of all fortunes: the One Piece.
Source: Comic Natalie
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