One Piece Episode 1014 was postponed again last week due to third-party hacking of Toei Animation, but has a new release date been confirmed?
For millions of anime fans around the world, One Piece remains a staple of their weekend schedule of some amazing TV series.
However, the iconic show was again significantly absent from last week’s broadcast, both domestically in Japan and internationally on streaming services.
Unfortunately the hiatus will resume in another week, but what do we know about the delay and has a release been announced for One Piece ep. 1014?Marco’s tears! The League of Whitebeard Pirates!‘?
Why was that One Piece episode 1014 release date has been pushed back?
Unfortunately, the next chronological episode from the One Piece anime adaptation (number 1014) has been pushed back from its Japanese airing, which was originally set to have a release date of Sunday, March 13thth.
This was because Toei Animation’s internal networks were recently hacked by a third party, corrupting files and disrupting the scheduled airing of several titles, including One Piece.
Toei Animation releases a press release about hacking and explains how the “Tv Animation Effect” works [was] due to a system failure caused by unauthorized access to our network.”
“We have confirmed that a third party illegally accessed our network on March 6 of this year and have suspended part of our internal system.” – Toei Animation press release.
Toei ended the post by apologizing to fans, but noted that details of the illegal access to her property are still under investigation.
lack of One Piece Episode 1014 Release Date News Frustrates Fans
At the time of this update, neither the Japanese One Piece website nor the Twitter page or affiliated distributors have released an update regarding the possible release date of Episode 1014.
While it is important to note that some points of sale label Episode 1014 as released Sunday, March 27; There has been no official confirmation of the anime series’ return.
According to the original post, Toei Animation should announce more details on both the hacking and the release date for upcoming episodes after March 20thth.
However, neither of these issues were mentioned on the official website, leading many to believe that, unfortunately, the situation and its fallout are still being felt at Toei’s side.
“We have decided to delay the airing of episode 1014, which was scheduled to air this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to viewers. On 20.3. (So) we’re going to be Luffy Senior Support Project! Baltic Secret Room!” As “TV Anime ONE PIECE Wano Kuni Hen Best Selection”. – One-piece information, about Twitter.
Interestingly, a special “news” event is scheduled to air on Monday, March 28th. No details have been given about the content of this event, but hopefully confirmation of the much-anticipated return of One Piece will be shared.
“We will do our utmost to restore the adventures of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.” – One piece press release.
Unfortunately, the lack of official updates on the matter is waning with the patience of fans who are now online voicing their disappointment at the extended hiatus.
A user wrote, “It has been a week since there is no news from the Toei Animation studio patiently awaiting episode 1014 in one piece.” Another responded on the One Piece Twitter page and asked: “One Piece, what is happening? where is the new episode? It’s been 2 weeks now and so far no episode.
Three other titles affected by the hack
It wasn’t just the One Piece series that was affected by Toei Animation’s third-party hacking.
As confirmed in the press releasethe last episodes of the following series have also been postponed:
- Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai Episode 73
- Episode 22 of the Digimon ghost game
- Delicious Party Pretty Cure Episode 6
Similar to the One Piece delay, Toei Animation has not yet confirmed when these episodes will be released worldwide.
One Piece is getting a new trading card game
Last week, the Toei animation hack followed some big news for the One Piece franchise, the confirmation of a new trading card game.
The card game will launch in Japan from July 2022, with an international launch planned for later this year – a specific date has yet to be announced.
Per Anime News Network, the game starts with four starter decks; Straw Hats, the Worst Generation, Animal Kingdom Pirates and the Seven Warlords of the Seas.
Is the One Piece manga series on hiatus?
The One Piece manga series was on hiatus last week as Eiichiro Oda went on his regular hiatus. However, the good news is that the manga will return this year weekend with the release of Chapter 1044 both domestically in Japan and internationally via digital platforms.
Chapter 1044 will now be released worldwide in English on Sunday, March 27th. A more detailed breakdown of the release can be found here.
Although the manga chapter is still a few hours away from launch, the upcoming installment has been trending on social media all week.
Without giving away any potential spoilers, manga readers are in for a treat this weekend with some groundbreaking reveals that will rock the world.
A detailed breakdown of the leaked spoilers can be found here.
The biggest production in South African history?
As most One Piece fans will know, Netflix is currently developing a live-action adaptation of the hit manga series.
Production began earlier this year in South Africa, where the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa recently visited the production facility, which will itself make history for the South African television industry.
according to a statement From the president, Netflix commits to “provide funds that will be used for film and television scholarships and student debt relief, and will support the Independent Black Filmmakers Collective.”
In fact, the One Piece live-action series is seeing remarkable production in South Africa, with over 100 jobs for the local population, including the previously disadvantaged and youth workers.
“One Piece, set in Cape Town, involves more than 50 South African actors; more than 1 000 jobs for crew members (composed of 67% previously disadvantaged people and 46% young workers) and an Academy of Creative Excellence (ACE) mentoring program for more than 30 young creatives and technicians in cooperation with SA Film Academy during 2022. “- The Presidency, Pretoria, South Africa.
Get fashionable one piece shirts
While we all know that One Piece has some of the most stylish characters in the entire anime and manga world, now you can accessorize yourself with some fashionable One Piece-related clothing.
On March 16thththe official One Piece Japanese website shared details of their first-ever line of bespoke designer shit.
In collaboration with Original Stitch, the new shirts feature different patterns, color schemes and emblems from the series, but best of all… they’re all customizable!
“We have totally original designs featuring popular characters from ONE PIECE, including Straw Hat Pirates, and you are free to customize made-to-measure shirts with your favorite fabric and size. In addition to shirts, we also have a range of bandanas and masks.” – press release, one piece.
According to the post, there are 30 different types of design patterns, which you can also mix and match with different fabrics, pockets, and collars.
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