The ONE PIECE anime has revealed the new ending (ending 19) video with theme song “Raise” by Chilli Beans, which is the first time an episode has had an ending song since September 2006. It came in the episode that introduced Luffy’s already iconic Gear 5, and you can watch the video below:
The last episode that had an ending theme song was episode 278, which is titled “Say You Want to Live! We Are Your Friends!” and features Usopp shooting down the World Government flag and Robin finally saying she wants to live. The theme song used in the episode is “Adventure World” by Delicatessen. It was revealed that OWARI NO SEKAI will perform the new opening theme song, which will debut in the near future.
The ONE PIECE manga by Eiichiro Oda first began in July 1997, and the legendary series exceeded 500 million circulating copies in August last year. It also celebrated the 25th anniversary last year, while the anime adaptation started in October 1999 and is also still going strong. The previous estimate for the manga ending was 4-5 years back in 2020. The manga currently has 1088 chapters, while the anime is at 1071 episodes. VIZ Media licensed the manga in English, and Crunchyroll streams the anime. They describe the story:
Monkey. D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become the king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line and beyond, this is one captain who’ll never give up until he’s claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece!
The latest ONE PIECE movie, ONE PIECE FILM RED, grossed over ¥2.25 billion (~$15 million) with 1.57 million attendees in the opening weekend in Japan, which made the biggest opening-weekend numbers when it comes to both the audience and earnings among films of 2022. It also quickly became the best-performing film in ONE PIECE‘s history.
Source: Official YouTube
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