The event will air episodes 998-999 as well as freebies

Funimation and Animation Toei will host a global live broadcast event celebrating the A play The anime’s 1,000th episode airs on November 20 at 3 p.m. PST. The event will be broadcast on Funimation‘sand Animation Toeiis official Youtube channels, as well as A play official Facebook page.

Influencer and self-proclaimed “professional A play fan “RogersBase will act as the host. Episodes 998 and 999 of the anime will be streamed for free. The event will also have awards shows.

The 1000th episode of the A play the anime will debut on November 14. Eiichiro Oda published the 1,000th chapter of the original manga in this year’s 5th / 6th combined issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on January 4.

Animation Toei and Fathom Events will organize a special screening in the theaters of One Piece Film Strong World animated film next month to celebrate the 1000th episode. The film will be screened with the English dubbing on November 7 and with English subtitles on November 9 in select theaters in the United States. The screening will also include the US premiere of 2011 One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Hunt movie.

The series also inspired the “We Are One!” short dramatic videos to commemorate the 100th A play manga volume and the 1000th A play animated episode. The miniseries premiered on August 30, with new episodes airing daily.

Source: Funimation Blog