One Piece Episode 988: Release Date, Time And Preview Revealed

When will One Piece Episode 988 be released?

By Iram Sharifah Khan

August 19, 2021

The previous episode titled ‘His Dream Broken?! The Trap That Lures Sanji!’ saw Apoo hit Luffy, Zoro and Kid as they are running away with his ‘Don’ attack while a flashback shows Killer being given a SMILE fruit from Orochi. So, what fate awaits the straw hats in the next episode?

One Piece has been going strong since it was adapted from its manga counterpart in 1999. The anime series comes highly rated at 8.8/10 on IMDB. It is arguably one of the longest-running series around.

As the series climbs its way up to 1000 episodes, Season 20 is close to its finale, with only a handful of episodes left until the end (Episode 990). With this being the case, viewers eagerly anticipate the release of each episode.

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A Moment from Every Year of One Piece

One Pice Episode 988: Release Time And Date Confirmed

One Piece Episode 987 is expected to release at 7 PM PDT on Saturday, 21st August 2021. For some time zones, this could be shown a day later on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.

The release for episode 988 has been confirmed by Crunchyroll. The episode is expected to release at the following times around the world:

  • Central time: 9 PM on Saturday, 21st August 2021.
  • Eastern time: 10 PM on Saturday, 21st August 2021.
  • British time: 3 AM on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.
  • Central European time: 4 AM on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.
  • Pakistani time: 7 AM on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.
  • India time: 7:30 AM on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.
  • Australia time: 11:30 AM on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.

Please use Savvy Time for conversions for times not included in this article.

Preview of Episode 988 Revealed

The title of One Piece Episode 988 is ‘Reinforcements Arrive! The Commander of the Whitebeard Pirates!’. This title is an indication of what can be seen in the preview for this episode as Marco and Phoenix are set to arrive on Wano.

As the banquet of the royals is in full force, so is the infiltration of the island by Ninja, Samurai, Mink and Pirate alliance. In this episode, Luffy may be forced to go against Kaido’s wishes.

Kinemon and his team are still trying to break into the castle but assume no one is there as Sanji last found it empty when he went in. Big Mom and her troop will likely come face to face with Luffy and his allies in this episode.

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How to Watch One Piece on Crunchyroll

To watch One Piece on Crunchyroll, fans will need a subscription to their services, which will cost fans £6.50 a month. All 20 seasons are available to watch on the popular streaming platform.

The manga version of One Piece is available to read on Shonen Jump! which can be found on the Viz Media website. The first and last three chapters can be read for free on there, after this it will cost users $1.99USD/£1.44GBP a month.

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Iram Sharifah Khan

Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.

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