22 Nov 2021 3:32 PM +00:00 UTC

One Piece Anime Brings Back Iconic Theme Song 'We Are' For Its 1000th Episode

The 1000th episode of One Piece aired in Japan recently and it was a great wave of nostalgia for fans as they brought back the opening theme sequence featuring the song ‘We Are’.

The anime adaptation of the popular manga series of the same name has been airing in Japan for 23 years. This is indeed a milestone for this well-loved franchise, along with its number of anime films and an upcoming live-action adaptation.

What makes this new version of the first One Piece opening so unique is that it features the current roster of the Straw Hat Pirates with updated designs. It’s like the past meets the present, but the difference is the cast had grown and changed since the anime’s first seasons.


As of this time, it’s not sure if this will be the new opening for the current season of the anime or it would just be a special one to commemorate the momentous 1000th episode. Regardless, this special makes us realize how far Luffy and the gang have been through until now.

One Piece fans from all over the world have expressed their joy over this new opening. It’s a big wave of nostalgia especially for those who have watched the anime since their very first season.

ONE PIECE is a manga series created by Eiichiro Oda on July 22, 1997. The new manga chapters are released regularly in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has released more than 490 million copies in 58 countries since July 2021, making it the best-selling manga series ever.

Netflix recently announced the cast for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the series. Inaki Godoy will be playing the main character Luffy, Mackenyu will be playing Zoro, Emily Rudd will be playing Nami, Jacob Romero will be playing Usopp, and Taz Skylar will be playing Sanji. Although no official release date has been announced for the adaptation, what we know so far is that the first season will have ten episodes and Oda will be its executive producer.