One Piece Asks Fans to Celebrate 1000 Episodes with Video Messages

The producers of One Piece are giving fans a chance to be a part of the celebration surrounding the show's upcoming 1000th episode.

The official One Piece Twitter account put out a call for fans to send in a short video message about their favorite memories from the long-running pirate anime, or to simply explain their love for Eiichiro Oda's series. The producers of the show have no explained what the messages will be used for, but presumably they will be part of the celebration surrounding the landmark 1000th episode of the anime, which is currently scheduled to air sometime in November. Videos sent in must be under 15 seconds long, with the file being under 50MB in size, and can be in either standard definition resolution (640 x 480,) or 1080p HD (1920 x 1080).

The 1000th episode of the One Piece anime will be the latest major milestone that the franchise achieved in 2021; Eiichiro Oda's original manga published its 1000th chapter earlier in the year, and also released its 100th collected volume in September, which managed to sell over a million copies in under a week. Shueisha, the Japanese publisher of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine where One Piece is serialized, has already celebrated the series' recent achievements with a number of special new projects and releases, including a crossover with the classic children's book series Where's Waldo, as well as a dramatized live-action video series, entitled We Are One, which tells the story of how One Piece has affected the lives of multiple generations of fans during its 24 year run. In addition to its live-action segments, the We Are One videos also featured redone animation of the series' most iconic moments.

New episodes of One Piece are available for streaming on Funimation. Barring any unforeseen delays, the 1000th episode of the show is currently scheduled to air on Nov. 14.

Source: Twitter

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