Twenty-two years after its launch, the Japanese animated series
derived from the manga of the same name, will reach the symbolic milestone of 1000 episodes.
For the occasion, a hundred French cinemas will organize, on November 21, a “
” dedicated to the saga.
The focal point of the evening will be the broadcast of the new episode.
, the manga with 25 million sales in France
Japanese animation episodes rarely last more than twenty minutes.
Other works will therefore be offered to the public.
In order, Toei Animation will offer the movie
One Piece: Strong World.
that generated $ 61 million worldwide in 2009. Then follows an “
” of the protagonist Luffy and the thousandth episode of the series.
The broadcaster also speaks of “
without giving details.
A very popular saga
The system put in place for the event is atypical.
Apart from the latest productions from studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Le Vent se lève ...), Japanese animated films still rarely reach French cinemas despite the French appetite for the genre. .
And when they do, it's often in a small number of rooms.
This time, 120 cinemas (CGR Cinémas, Kinepolis, Grand Rex, etc.) are participating in the operation.
Reservations will be open Tuesday October 26 at 4 p.m.
This type of outing tends to put a strain on presale sites.
When the film
Demon Slayer: The Infinity Train
, ticket offices did not hold up to the number of requests.
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isn't the longest-running Japanese anime -
having nearly 1,800 episodes - it is one of the most popular.
The title has been one of the top most-watched adaptations on the Crunchyroll video-on-demand service for several years.
Sales of paper manga are also in great shape, 25 million volumes have been sold in France alone.
Volume 100 of the manga will be released in December.