What You Need to Know:
- Major Japanese publisher, Shueisha Inc. announced the “ONE PIECE 1000 LOGS” promotion commemorating the 1000th chapter of “ONE PIECE,” one of the most popular serialized titles ever, by launching a series of seven campaigns!
- The 1st Global ONE PIECE Character Popularity Contest “WORLD TOP 100”
- The New York Times Full Page Color Ad
- “WT100 Commemorative PV”
- “ONE PIECE 1000 LOGS” Teaser
- Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine Commemorative cover art + Extra Large Poster
- Collaborations with Multiple Shueisha Imprint Magazines
- ONE PIECE Manga Vols. 1-71 Available for Free on “Shonen Jump +” and “ZEBRACK” mobile apps
The Vision Behind the “WE ARE ONE” Slogan
Details on WT100 (World Top 100) Campaign
“WT100 Commemorative PV”
“ONE PIECE 1000 LOGS Teaser Movie”
Commemorative Covers + Extra Large Poster
Collaborations and Free ONE PIECE Manga Details
Source: Official Press Release
Eiichiro Oda Letter Details
I, uh, wow…Words pretty much fail to describe the whirlwind these past 23 years have been. Literally half of my life has revolved around the almighty ‘WEEKLY SERIALIZATION’ hehe. But it’s not just me, Luffy and the Strawhats have navigated themselves to so many different islands and found themselves caught up in so many adventures. At this point, even I’m not sure how many lives they’ve touched along the way!
But it’s thanks to them that so many special people have entered my own life; first and foremost among them being my family. All of these people have supported me through the years and I am deeply indebted to each of them. Meanwhile, my readers have been leading their own bustling lives. There’s a certain theory that exists for long-term readership in the entertainment world that states, “A given pool of readers will rotate out of a series after five years.” And so for a while now, I’ve avoided calling my readers, ‘fans’.
It’s like they say, “Pride cometh before a fall.” I convinced myself that I shouldn’t get too full of myself because my readers would eventually leave the series and move on with their lives. Let me say that all of you have put me to shame for thinking such a thing. Your belief in Luffy has led me to believe in all of you, and that is what allows me to continue drawing exactly the kind of manga I want to draw. So here we are, ready to dip our toes into the final stages of the story. It’s taken us a long time to reach one thousand chapters. However, it’s because I’ve completed a thousand chapters that you must believe I’ll take us to the end. The story waiting for you will defy expectations! I mean it!!
I have a favor to ask. This is for everyone with whom —by some means or another— I’ve managed to create a bond, in other words, the ONE PIECE FANS of the world! My story is a long one. But for just a while longer, please watch over Luffy and his crew as they continue their adventure!”
Eiichiro Oda (January 2021)
About ONE PIECE
STORY: ONE PIECE is a nautical adventure series telling the story of a young boy named Monkey
D. Luffy and his friends who set sail on an adventure in search of the great “One Piece Lost Treasure of Gold Roger.” Luffy has the special ability to stretch his body like rubber from eating a type of Devil Fruit called the “Gum Gum Fruit.” With his crew of the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy travels along the Grand Line in search of the treasure that will grant him the title of Pirate King.
BACKGROUND: ONE PIECE is a Japanese comic series created by Eiichiro Oda serialized in the world-renowned weekly Shonen manga anthology, “Weekly Shonen Jump” published by Shueisha Inc. The series debuted in the 34th issue in 1997 and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. Since its debut, ONE PIECE has broken several publishing records in Japan and abroad. In 2010, the first edition of the 57th volume printed 3 million copies, the highest number of copies published in the history of Japanese publishing. This record was only broken in 2012 with the 67th volume with 4.05 million copies. On April 3, 2020 the 96th volume’s cumulative circulation exceeded 470 million editions worldwide with more than 390 million in Japan and over 80 million copies in 42 countries and regions around the globe. The series was also officially listed in the Guinness World Records as “The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.” The series has seen numerous adaptations since its launch. An animation adaptation has been airing on the Fuji TV broadcast network since 1999. The feature film, “ONE PIECE STAMPEDE” released in August of 2019, saw over 5.5 billion yen in Japanese box office revenue and 10 million yen worldwide. Currently, there is a live-action drama project underway in Hollywood.