Toei Animation and Funimation announces that One Piece will reach the 1000th episode


It looks like A play will soon take a very important step. I mean, come on. How many shows can say they hit 1000 episodes?

I pity the fans who are trying to catch up with the anime now.

Toei Animation and Funimation are proud to announce that A play Will soon reach its 1000th episode, starting with this teaser above. Apparently we’ll see this historic episode on 20 November 2021. This episode will air that day on Funimation for fans in the United States and Canada, as well as on Funimation in Australia and New Zealand according to their respective schedules. If you live in Germany or Russia, you can watch it on Wakanim.

A play Ep. 1000: Bonus details

A real shock of titans… and dinosaurs, dragons, reindeer, etc.

This 1000th episode is not all, however. Toei Animation and Funimation will also host a virtual live event on the same day the episode airs on Funimation. YouTuber RogersBase will be hosting this event on 20 November 2021, To 3:00 p.m. PST. As this information suggests, you can see this event on Toei Animation and Funimation’s YouTube channels. You can also catch it from the official website A play The Facebook page.

“The 1000th episode of ‘One Piece’ is truly a historic moment not only for the franchise, but also for the millions of fans around the world who have supported the series over the past 22 years. We are delighted to mark this milestone. for ‘One Piece’ and I can’t wait to celebrate it with fans at our special global live stream event on November 20.

Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc.

You might be wondering what this event will look like? Well, apparently the event will feature free streaming of A play episodes 998 and 999 just to provide a bit of context for episode 1000. During the event there will also be giveaways, fan made videos, and more. How much more and what will that “more” consist of is something we will find out on November 20.


Toei Animation and Funimation announce that A play will soon reach 1000 episodes. This milestone episode will premiere on Funimation on 20 November 2021; and will have a special virtual event on the same day to commemorate its screening. Interested in watching a historical milestone in this legendary anime about a boy who wants to be the Pirate King? So check it out on Funimation then.

Source: Funimation YouTube, Toei Animation YouTube, Funimation YouTube, Facebook

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