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One Piece Crosses 1000 Chapters; New Live-Action PV Celebrates The Grand Success

Seems like 2021 has indeed started on a good note, as we get to celebrate the success of our favorite manga One Piece reaching the 1000th chapter mark!

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Fans all over the world are ecstatic hearing this wonderful news and have congratulated Oda sensei for this well-earned milestone due to his hard work.

Eiichiro Oda created this masterpiece back in 1997 and to think that the series would be so well-loved and popular to pull off a 1000 chapter success was beyond his imaginations.

Apart from the 1000th chapter release and launch of the global character popularity poll, a live-action promo video was also released. The video featured some of the most iconic lines from the franchise as well as the impact it had on the anime culture in general.

ONE PIECE 連載1000話 突破記念ティザーPV
Promotional Video of One Piece

The PV pays homage to some of the iconic one-liners form the One Piece series starting from its launch in 1997 and ending with 2021, 1000 chapters later.

Some of the iconic one-liners featured in PV:

I’ll be the Pirate King

Monkey D. Luffy

A man’s dream will never die

Marshall D. Teech

It thanks all the fans for their constant love and support for the long-lasting series and delivers the message to every One Piece fan, young or old, that “WE ARE ONE!!”

Eiichiro Oda had also written a heartfelt thank you letter to the fans explaining his happiness as One Piece reached 1000 chapters.

“1000 Chapters!! Lots of stuff have happened during the last 23 years. At this point, I have spent half of my life working on a weekly serialization, haha! Luffy has sailed through lots of islands and has lived many adventures. I have lost count of how many people they have met yet! But in my case, I have met many different people and have received support from countless people, including my family. I don’t have enough words to give my thanks to everyone. “Any audience leaves after 5 years”. That’s my theory when it comes to long-term entertainment products because that same audience already has a busy life to take care of. That’s why I always keep in mind not to call my audience “fans”. I keep telling myself not to be arrogant because many of them could stop reading ONE PIECE someday. Much to my embarrassment, I have still been drawing this series the way I wanted and liked, until this very moment, always believing in the same audience who also believes in Luffy. Luffy’s adventure is approaching its closure. I have already drawn a total of 1000 chapters. We have managed to build a really exciting story thanks to all these chapters! And it’s going to get even more exciting!! To every ONE PIECE fan around the world, it’s been a really long road, but please, keep supporting Luffy in his adventure for just a little longer.

Eiichiro Oda, Twitter Translate

He has dedicated almost 23 years of his life for the series and to see it receive such overwhelming popularity and success is something he had never comprehended.

Oda tells the fans to watch over Luffy and follow along with his adventures and keep showering the constant love they had given to the series.

Congrats Oda-sensei for the 1000 chapters and here’s to 1000 more!

About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997, and has been collected into 95 tankōbon volumes.

One Piece Crosses 1000 Chapters; New Live-Action PV Celebrates The Grand Success
One Piece | Source: Viz Media

The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger.

The final words he said at the execution tower were, “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.”

These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, searching for One Piece.

Thus, began a new age! Seeking to be the greatest pirate globally, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece.

His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright. This will be one memorable adventure.

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