In a thrilling development for One Piece enthusiasts, the official YouTube channel for the popular anime series has announced a monumental treat for fans. Starting later this month, the One Piece anime will be available for streaming around the clock, 24/7, for a whole year.
The announcement was made via the One Piece official YouTube channel, although the video containing the announcement itself can only be viewed by audiences in Japan. However, details of this exciting news have been shared on various sites, including Screenbeasts.com, which unveiled the upcoming event titled “Anytime One Piece.”
This special streaming marathon is part of the series’ 25th-anniversary celebrations and is set to kick off on October 29. During this time, fans will be able to enjoy the entire One Piece anime series from start to finish, all accessible for free on the One Piece YouTube channel.
This news holds significant weight for fans, as the One Piece anime boasts an astounding 1080 episodes, ranking it among the longest-running anime series ever created. What’s more, as the series is still ongoing, the episode count is expected to increase as the yearlong streaming event progresses. Calculating the total runtime for these 1080 episodes amounts to a staggering 450 hours of captivating content. There is also speculation, though not yet confirmed, that One Piece films and specials might be included in the streaming marathon, potentially extending the viewing experience even further.
To put this into perspective, dedicated One Piece fans could relive the entire anime series in less than 20 days if they were to watch non-stop. For those who prefer to dip in and out of the series, they won’t have to wait long until the episodes cycle back, allowing them to pick up where they left off or revisit their favorite moments. This grand streaming event is building up to a pivotal moment for fans, as both the One Piece manga and anime are approaching their final story arcs.
The official description of the One Piece series sets the stage for this epic adventure:“As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer ‘Red-Haired’ Shanks. But Luffy’s life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like rubber… at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his adventure… one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary ‘One Piece,’ said to be the greatest treasure in the world…”
Mark your calendars, as the One Piece marathon extravaganza is set to commence on October 29 on YouTube. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to relive the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew in the world of One Piece.
Source: One Piece official YouTube channel.