Being one of the biggest hit anime series and a major cultural phenomenon, it’s no wonder many fans stay eagerly waiting for each new release. One Piece follows a weekly release schedule but this time, there seems to have been a rut.
Initially, One Piece Episode 996 was set to air on Sunday, October 17th, 2021. However, a break for a week was announced by the official website of Fuji TV. Some reports at first believed that the delay may have been caused by the Tokyo Marathon’s broadcast. However, this isn’t the reason as the marathon has been postponed to March 2022.
With the delay of Episode 996, the highly anticipated One Piece 1000th episode will also be pushed back to the last week of November perhaps. Anyway, to get more details of the upcoming Episode 996 of One Piece, continue to read!
What is the New Release Date of One Piece Episode 996?
One Piece Episode 986 is now scheduled to air on Sunday, October 24th, 2021. It will be released on Saturday, October 23rd in some locations. Hopefully, there won’t be any further delays.
Any One Piece Episode 996 Spoilers?
No spoilers have been leaked online as yet. However, fans have come up with some speculations on what could possibly happen next.
One Piece Episode 996 will follow from the events of the previous episode where Luffy had decided to allow the Akazaya Nine to vent their rage on Kaido. So, the Akazaya Nine vs Kaido and Luffy vs Kaido tension will continue in the upcoming release.
Where to Watch One Piece Online?
You can stream episodes of One Piece on sites such as Crunchyroll. The latest episode will be available as soon as October 24th for premium users. However, free subscribers will have to wait until October 31st to access Episode 996. Other streaming sites for One Piece include Netflix, Funimation and AnimeLab.