One Piece 1000th Episode Celebration Coming to Anime NYC

Crunchyroll has revealed its plans for the upcoming Anime NYC convention, which includes a special celebration leading up to the premiere of One Piece's 1000th episode.

The anime streaming company announced its full slate of plans for Anime NYC, which will return to New York City's Javits Center on Nov. 19 - 21. Crunchyroll will host multiple premieres throughout the event, including a sneak peek at the first episode of Love of Kill, a first look at the English dub of the sleeper hit ODDTAXI, and preview events for the new isekai The Land of Leadale, the new shonen series Orient and the colorful sci-fi adventure Sakugan. Of course, the biggest premiere of the weekend will be One Piece's landmark 1000th episode, which will be screened at the convention on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 9:00 - 10:30 P.M. EST. Fans of Eiichiro Oda's long-running manga series will also be able to put their knowledge of Luffy's adventures to the test with a trivia contest beforehand. Attendees to the premiere will also be given an exclusive One Piece 1000 challenge coin to commemorate the event.

If that wasn't enough new anime for you, Crunchyroll will also host an industry panel on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. EST, where the streaming company will discuss the latest anime and manga titles coming to its service. The cast of Crunchyroll's official podcast, the CrunchyCast, will also host a live episode of their show at 6:30 P.M. EST on the same day.

Crunchyroll's full schedule for the convention follows:

One Piece 1000th episode premiere & special presentationSaturday, 11/20 from 9:00 - 10:30 PM, Panel Room 1The 1000th episode of One Piece is this Saturday night and we want to make it a special one for all of you here at Anime NYC! Leading up to the 1000th episode of One Piece, our friends at Funimation, Toei Animation and Youtube creator RogersBase will present episodes 998 & 999 with a variety of extra surprises like fan videos and more. Before the 1000th episode premieres there will also be a round of One Piece trivia and everyone who attends this event will receive an exclusive One Piece episode 1000 challenge coin!

Crunchyroll Presents: Love of Kill PremiereSunday, 11/21 from 11:00 - 11:45 AM, Panel Room 2What happens when two assassins fall for each other? Find out in this special sneak peak of the first episode of Love of Kill!

Crunchyroll Presents: ODDTAXI Dub PremiereSunday, 11/21 from 3 - 3:45 PM, Panel Room 3A strong contender for anime of the year, be among the first to catch the English dub of the critically-acclaimed mystery-thriller, ODDTAXI!

Crunchyroll Industry PanelSaturday, 11/20 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Panel Room 1Hear about all the latest and greatest anime and manga coming out of Crunchyroll, straight from the source!

Crunchyroll Presents: SAKUGAN World PremiereFriday, 11/19 from 3:15 - 4:00 PM, Panel Room 5Be among the first to get an early peek at Episode 8 of SAKUGAN! What adventures await the father-daughter duo of Gagumber and Memempu next?

Crunchyroll Presents: The Strongest Sage with the Weakest CrestFriday, 11/19 from 6 - 6:45 PM, Panel Room 3Get a look at the upcoming January 2022 anime, The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest!

Crunchyroll Presents: In the Land of Leadale PremiereFriday, 11/19 from 7:15 - 8:00 PM, Panel Room 3Get a first look at the fantasy isekai anime, In the Land of Leadale, coming to Crunchyroll January 2022.

Crunchyroll Presents: Orient PremiereSaturday, 11/20 from 5:15 - 6:00 PM, Panel Room 3From the creators of Magi, be the first to catch ORIENT, a brand new anime where Musashi confronts demons in Sengoku-period Japan!

CrunchyCast LIVESaturday, 11/20 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Panel Room 1Join Tim Lyu, Cristal Marie and CurtRichy, the hosts of Crunchyroll's official podcast, Crunchycast, as they talk and joke about all things anime. Watch previous episodes on!

Crunchyroll is also bringing a brand-new booth to the event, featuring fun activities and giveaways. Located at booth #426, fans can expect photo opportunities for the following series:One Piece: Snap a photo and become part of the Straw Hat legacy as well as get an exclusive One Piece episode 1000 poster! Check back all weekend to see how the One Piece photo wall grows as more adventurers add themselves to the art piece.Blade Runner: Black Lotus: Step inside the iconic lotus and capture a special photo experience. The Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series premieres November 13 on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim.ODDTAXI: Looking for a ride with Odokawa? Take a picture with the iconic taxi for a fun photo opp from the thrilling murder-mystery title that has critics raving.

Fans who can't make it to Anime NYC can still take part in the celebration surrounding One Piece by joining in on Funimation and Toei Animation's 1000th episode livestream. The online event that will be hosted across both companies' official YouTube channels, as well as on the official FaceBook page for One Piece. The livestream will be hosted by YouTuber RogersBase, and will feature a free broadcast of episodes 998 and 999 of the series, as well as fan videos and prize giveaways. The stream will begin on Nov. 20 at 3:00P.M.

One Piece was created by Eiichiro Oda and was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997.  In the 24 years since its original release, the series has managed to become the best selling manga series of all time, with almost half-a-billion copies in circulation worldwide. The anime adaptation began in 1999. While the series has seemingly only grown more popular with time, both Oda and publisher Shueisha have hinted that the series is nearing its conclusion. A live-action adaptation of the series, which features Oda as its executive producer, is currently in production at Netflix.

Source: Crunchyroll

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