One Piece Episode 997 Release Date, Time, and Preview

Episode 997 will be titled “Onigashima in Tumult! Luff’s All-Out War Begins.”

October 28, 2021

One Piece is very nearly at its 1000th episode, which is a spectacular landmark for the anime adaptation of the long-running manga by Eiichiro Oda.

Below, we discuss the release date, time, and preview of episode 997, with a small episode 996 recap to prepare you for the installment ahead.

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One Piece Episode 997 Release Date and Time

One Piece Episode 997 is scheduled to release on Sunday, October 31, 2021 around 7 PM PDT on Crunchyroll.

Due to the different time zones, this will cause some viewers to watch the episode a day later, and we’ve highlighted the expected release times below.

  • Central time: 9 PM Sunday, October 31
  • Eastern time: 10 PM Sunday, October 31
  • British time: 3 AM Monday, November 1
  • Central European time: 4 AM Monday, November 1
  • Pakistani time: 7 AM Monday, November 1
  • India time: 7:30 AM Monday, November 1
  • Australia time: 11:30 AM Monday, November 1

In addition to Crunchyroll, fans can also watch the latest episode of One Piece on Animelab and Funimation, where an English subtitled version can be found too. Hulu will also be streaming the English dubbed version, with Anime Digital Network hosting the French dub.

One Piece Episode 997 Preview

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for episode 996**

In the previous episode, Luffy had a stand-off against Big Mom and declared war on his enemies to battle for the future of Wano. Big Mom’s minions were destroyed by Carrot and Nami when they mixed their attacks to produce Ninpo: Ectoplasm Thunder. This episode also showed Luffy using Gum-Gum Elephant Gun against Big Mom, who ended up dodging the attack with the promise of more in the upcoming episode.

Episode 997 will be the start of an all-out war between the Straw Hats and the Akazaya samurai, with Kaido in disbelief that the samurai joined the pirates. Below, we’ve included a two-minute preview of the next episode.

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