One Piece Episode 1014 was delayed again last week due to Toei Animation being hacked by a third party, but has a new release date been confirmed?
For millions of anime fans around the world, One Piece remains a staple on their fantasy TV series weekend schedule.
However, the iconic show was once again absent from last week’s broadcast, both in Japan and internationally on streaming services.
Sadly, the hiatus is set to continue into another week, but what do we know about the delay and has a release been revealed for One Piece Episode 1014,’Marco’s tears! The Whitebeard Pirates Link!‘?
Why the One Piece Episode 1014 release date postponed?
Unfortunately, the next chronological episode of the One Piece anime adaptation (issue #1014) has been delayed from its Japanese broadcast, which was originally set for a release date of Sunday, March 13.and.
Indeed, Toei Animation recently had its internal networks hacked by a third party, which corrupted files and affected the scheduled release of several titles, including One Piece.
Toei Animation issued a press release on the hack, explaining how “the impact on TV animation works [was] due to a system failure caused by unauthorized access to our network. »
“We confirmed that a third party illegally accessed our network on March 6 this year and suspended part of our internal system.” – Toei Animation press release.
Toei ended the post by apologizing to fans, but noting that details of the illegal access to their property were 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, Twitter page, nor related distribution partners have shared any updates regarding the potential release date of Episode 1014.
While it’s important to note that some outlets label episode 1014 as being released on Sunday, March 27; there has been no official confirmation of the anime series’ return.
According to the original post, Toei Animation was to announce more details about the hack and the release date for the next episodes after March 20.and.
However, no topic has been mentioned on the official website, which suggests that the situation and its consequences are unfortunately still being felt à la Toei.
“We have decided to postpone the airing of Episode 1014, which was scheduled to air this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to viewers. On 3/20 (Sunday), we will air “Luffy Senior Support Project! Secret Baltic!” As “ONE PIECE Wano Kuni Hen Anime TV Best Selection” – Information in One Piece, via Twitter.
Interestingly, a special “News” event is scheduled to air on Monday, March 28. No details about the contents of this event have been revealed, but hopefully confirmation of One Piece’s highly anticipated return will be shared.
“We will do our best to return 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 starting to wear thin with the patience of fans, who are now expressing their disappointment with the extended outage online.
An user wrote, “It’s been a week without news from Toei Animation’s studio, patiently waiting for one piece ep 1014.” Another replied to One Piece’s Twitter page asking, “One piece, what’s going on? where is the new episode? It’s been 2 weeks now and no episodes so far.
Three other titles affected by the piracy
It’s not just the One Piece series that has been affected by Toei Animation’s third-party hack.
As confirmed in the press release, the following series have also had their most recent episodes delayed:
- Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai episode 73
- Digimon Ghost Game episode 22
- Delicious party Pretty Cure episode 6
Similar to the One Piece delay, Toei Animation has yet to confirm when these episodes will now release worldwide.
One Piece is getting a new collectible card game
Last week’s Toei Animation hack followed big news for the One Piece franchise, the confirmation of a new collectible card game.
Bandai has opened a new Twitter game page and website on Monday, March 7, sharing a trailer on their YouTube channel.
The card game will launch in Japan from July 2022, with an international launch expected later this year – a specific date is yet to be determined.
According to Anime News Network, the game will launch with four starter decks; Straw Hats, The Worst Generation, The Animal Kingdom Pirates, and The Seven Sea Lords.
Is the One Piece manga series also on hiatus?
The One Piece manga series was on hiatus last week with Eiichiro Oda taking his usual hiatus. However, the good news is that the manga will be making a comeback this weekend with the release of Chapter 1044 both in Japan and internationally through digital platforms.
Chapter 1044 will now release worldwide in English on Sunday March 27th, you can find a more detailed breakdown of the launch here.
Although the manga chapter is still several hours away from launch, the next installment has already been trending on social media throughout this week.
Without revealing any potential spoilers, manga readers are in for a treat this weekend with groundbreaking reveals that will shake the world.
You can find a detailed breakdown of leaked spoilers here.
The biggest production in the history of South Africa?
As most One Piece fans 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 set, which itself is set to make history in the South African television industry.
According to a statement from the president, Netflix has pledged to provide “funding that will go towards film and television scholarships and student debt forgiveness, and support the Collective of Black Independent Filmmakers.”
In fact, the live-action series One Piece is seeing remarkable production in South Africa, with over 100 jobs for locals, including previously disadvantaged people and young employees.
“One Piece, set in Cape Town, involves over 50 South African actors; more than 1,000 crew member jobs (composed of 67% previously disadvantaged and 46% young employees), as well as an Academy of Creative Excellence (ACE) mentorship program for more than 30 young creatives and technicians in collaboration with the SA Film Academy during 2022.” – The Presidency, Pretoria, South Africa.
Get fashionable One Piece shirts
Although we all know that One Piece has some of the most stylish characters in all of the anime and manga world, now you can outfit yourself in fashionable One Piece-related clothes.
March 16andThe official Japanese One Piece website has shared details of its first-ever bespoke designer shit line.
In collaboration with Original Stitch, the new shirts feature various patterns, color schemes, and emblems from the series, but the best thing… they’re all customizable!
“We have completely original designs with the pattern of popular ‘ONE PIECE’ characters, including ‘Straw Hat Pirates’, and you can freely customize custom-made shirts with your favorite fabric and size. In addition to shirts, we we also have a range of bandanas and masks.- Press release, in 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.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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