Funimation will stream One Piece‘s one thousandth episode on Nov. 20.
The anime distributor and streaming firm confirmed the extremely anticipated episode’s premiere date in a brand new announcement, which additionally revealed that the streamer and One Piece‘s animation studio, Toei Animation, will have a good time the occasion with a particular livestream that can be hosted throughout each firms’ official YouTube channels, in addition to on the official FaceBook web page for One Piece. The livestream can be hosted by YouTuber RogersBase, and can characteristic a free broadcast of episodes 998 and 999 of the collection, in addition to fan movies and prize giveaways. The livestream will start on Nov. 20 at 3:00P.M.
“The 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,” stated Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “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.”
“It isn’t every day you get to celebrate such a respected series hit such a grand milestone like this,” stated Asa Suehira, Chief Content material Officer of Funimation International Group. “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.”
Toei Animation has been teasing the premiere of the one thousandth episode for a number of weeks now. The corporate beforehand launched new artwork that reveals Luffy and the remainder of the Straw Hat Pirates, in addition to Yamato, charging into battle in opposition to the the governor-general Kaidou and his Beast Pirates. The 2 competing bands of pirates will conflict within the epic battle of Onigashima, which would be the focus of the anime collection’ present arc.
One Piece was created by Eiichiro Oda in 1997 and regardless of now being over 24 years previous, nonetheless continues to dominate the best-selling manga charts. The collection is the very best promoting manga collection of all time, with nearly half-a-billion copies in circulation worldwide. The anime collection initially debuted in 1999 and continues to be one of many top-rated anime packages in Japan. The long-running and beloved collection might quickly be nearing its finish, nevertheless, as commercials for the manga’s one centesimal quantity lately claimed that Oda’s many years lengthy epic has already entered its “final stage.” A live-action adaptation of the collection, which is being government produced by Oda himself, is at the moment in manufacturing at Netflix.