One Piece Episode 1000 has fans losing their minds over nostalgic tribute

Cover art for One Piece manga chapter 1000 by Eiichiro Oda (Image via One Piece wiki)
Cover art for One Piece manga chapter 1000 by Eiichiro Oda (Image via One Piece wiki)

Few series manage to impact their fanbase as much as One Piece did, and the internet's reaction to the anime's 1000th episode is testament to it.

The episode was everything that fans had hoped it would be and the support ti received on Twitter has been record-breaking. Here's what One Piece fans on Twitter had to say about the much-awaited Episode 1000.

Twitter reacts to One Piece Episode 1000

One Piece Episode 1000 blew fans' minds and made us all emotional from the opening credits itself. The studio recreated the original One Piece opening specifically for this episode, going back to their roots and tracing their 20-year journey on-screen as one of the biggest names in the shonen anime community.

Ardent One Piece fans couldn't stop posting side-by-side comparisons of panels from the episode, comparing them to the humble beginnings of the Monkey D. Luffy and the the Straw Hat crew.

Along with posting iconic One Piece moments throughout the series, the "how it started vs. how it's going" tag seems especially popular among those freaking out over this episode.

Credits aside, the 1000th episode arrived at the height of the Wano Country Arc and it masterfully showcased Luffy and his crew assembling together with their allies. They're shown gearing up for the final showdown against the King and Queen, as Luffy vows to take down Kaido once and for all.

Toei Animation studio also takes this special episode up another notch with some of the best visuals in the series and incredible sakuga. The action sequences, character shots and even the backgrounds are animated in a way that shows off just how far the series has come since it began airing in 1999.

Fans have also been going gaga over the Straw Hat pirates' evolution, especially Zoro's, which is also interesting considering that Zoro is set to get a lot of limelight in the latest manga chapter of the series, which is also set to be released today.

Moreover, fans have also tweeted posters and hoadings exclusively for advertising and celebrating the 1000th episode of the series. What more can we say about the popularity of One Piece?

The voice-acting is on par with the animation and matches the intensity of the build-up that is set to culminate in an epic battle. The staff and actors seem just as excited for it all as the fans!

Just when you think there couldn't be anything more you could want from an episode, One Piece goes a step further. Along with their 1000th episode also appeared the announcement of the newest movie of the franchise, One Piece: RED, likely to be centered around Shanks.

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