I think this is as much a forum announcement as it is One Piece news - but it’s very important.
There’s a lot of rumours circulating that scans and spoilers for One Piece’s 1000th chapter will be circulating as early as Christmas Day - ten days before the official release date of January 4, 2021.
Obviously, we won’t be publishing a chapter thread
for One Piece Chapter 1,000 until the chapter officially releases on January 4. We feel that it’s the most fair thing to do for both the fans of the series and to Oda himself. It’s something we already do, but because the leaks are supposedly coming over a week early, it’s important that all of you know not to post anything about chapter 1,000 until it releases on VIZ. If you’re caught leaking pirated versions of chapter 1,000 on the forum, you will be banned.
1. WATCH OUT FOR SPOILERS - especially if you use Twitter. The moment any chapter leaks come out they will be all over your timeline. You can mute certain words and hashtags in your account settings if you really need to.
2. Please do your best to support the official releases of One Piece chapters, and even if you do decide to read the scans please don’t spoil the chapter for other people!