Today is the big day for Toei Animation’s One Piece as it debuts episode 1000. The journey that started in October of 1999 has reached an impressive milestone. Since then Monkey D. Luffy’s journey has had so many twists and turns throughout the years looking for the elusive One Piece. In which time we have been introduced to so many characters that we have come to love and or hate.
Here are some fun facts about One Piece that fans will appreciate with the release of the 1000th episode. Since 2014, Eiichiro Oda and One Piece have been encapsulated in The Guinness Book of World Records for “most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.” To date, the manga has sold over 490 million copies across 58 countries and regions worldwide.
This manga is the only one to run an initial print of volumes of 3+ million copies continuously for more than 10 years since 2010. Luffy’s popularity is so high in Japan that he was an official ambassador for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
Speaking of Monkey D. Luffy, he is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka, and in the English dubbed version he is voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard. Besides being the voice of one of the most beloved characters in this series, Clinkenbeard has also voiced Momo Yaoyorozu in My Hero Academia, Erza Scarlet in Fairy Tail, and Riza Hawkeye in Fullmetal Alchemist.
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With the release of the 1000th episode of One Piece, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Colleen Clinkenbeard about her journey voicing Luffy. She shares with us what Luffy has become for her after voicing him for so long. She gives us her take on the new live-action Netflix series as well as if a show like One Piece can translate well from animation to live-action. It was a very fun conversation that you can check out down below!
One Piece Synopsis
Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, this is one captain who’ll never drop anchor until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth—the Legendary One Piece!
The 1000th episode of One Piece will be today on Funimation.