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Kini manga One Piece telah sampai di chapter ke-1000! Dan baru saja dinobatkan sebagai animanga terfavorit di Jepang. Wah, pastinya tim dari One Piece turut bangga atas segala pencapaian yang mereka miliki sampai sejauh ini, ya!

Untuk merayakan chapter ke-1000, One Piece juga merilis video untuk mereka yang tumbuh dewasa bersama One Piece. Tidak hanya itu, mereka juga membagikan 71 chapter pertama secara gratis.

Ditambah lagi, Eichiro Oda telah merilis sebuah pernyataan dalam sebuah surat. Berikut ini terjemahan bahasa Inggrisnya:

“1000 Chapters!!
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!
January 2021 Eiichiro Oda”

Yang terakhir, pada 3 Januari nanti, akan diadakan WT100 (World Top 100) karakter One Piece terpopuler! Dari 1174 karakter yang ada pada One Piece, akan dicari 100 karakter terbaik versi penggemar.

Dalam website ini, nantinya kamu bisa memilih karakter favorit kamu sampai tanggal 28 Februari 2021. Kamu juga bisa memilki akses kepada figur AR untuk dimainkan. Setiap gambar dipindai 3-D dari Bandai Spirit World Collectable. Luffy akan menjadi karakter AR yang pertama kali terbuka, sisanya akan ikut terbuka seiring dengan votemu per hari.

Bagaimana? Jadi siapakah kamu untuk memilih karakter One Piece favoritmu?