The new episode 1071 of One Piece anime aired revealing the much-awaited Gear 5 form of the protagonist Luffy.
This event has crashed all legal anime streaming sites across the globe including the illegal ones.
The traffic on anime servers was so high that it crashed Crunchyroll even before the episode aired, showcasing how much fans eagerly awaited.
Some fans are calling the episode peak fiction and the pinnacle of human entertainment media ever created.
The praise doesn’t stop there, some fans are calling the show, “Gear 5 is The Greatest of All Time, A landmark in History, a Spire of Direction, and Prodigious in Visuals, Pinnacle of Innovation, Antithetical of Monotonous, Acme of Imagination, Foremost in Execution, The Real Cinema, Anime of the decade“.
Here are some of the fan reactions on X (earlier, Twitter) over Crunchyroll and other streaming sites crashing.
This user went to Crunchyroll before the episode aired and saw that the servers of the streaming giant were already down.
Furthermore, the next user even provided anime fans with the chart showcasing Crunchyrolls’ outages before the episode aired. Check it out:
Along with legal streaming sites like Crunchyroll, illegal streaming sites which have more traffic than the streaming giant also crashed due to the episodes’ release.
Gear 5 Trending On X (formerly Twitter)
The episode was able to trend in several regions of the world including countries like the US, Japan, India etc.
As seen from the trends on X (formerly Twitter), One Piece Gear 5 is labelled as Peak Fiction. Whereas, Crunchyroll is trending for its inability to stream the episode without breaking down.
Also, fans are grateful to Toei for the amazing episode and for doing justice to the manga.
Although, Luffys’ Gear 5 stole the show for many. Some fans were also impressed by another character from the series and the voice acting behind the character.
That character is Hiyori, as you see from the screenshots of the trending things on X, Hiyori Kozuki is also trending with Gear 5.
Here’s what fans have to say about Hiyori:
Although many fans rejoiced over the studio also doing justice to Hiyori some wanted the episode to be entirely focused on Luffy’s Gear 5. To which the person below gave a fitting reply:
However, this isn’t the first time an anime episode has “broken the internet”, previously, anime like Attack On Titan, Dragon Ball Super and Demon Slayer have made the servers of Anime streaming sites crash due to an overload of traffic.
However, One Piece fans claim otherwise and firmly believe that Gear 5 has surpassed all the previous Anime which caused the internet to break.
This also lead to the age-old tradition of fans comparing the newly released Gear 5 against the Legendary transformation of Goku’s Ultra Instinct and a comment battle ensued on X.
Although the Gear 5 appeared in today’s One Piece 1071 episodes we will see more of Luffy’s Gear 5 in upcoming episodes.
There will be many more interesting facts that will be revealed for One Piece fans about Gear 5, especially Indian Anime fans.
Prior to the release of episode 1071 of One Piece, the studio and the official Youtube channel of the anime, spend several efforts on promoting Luffy’s Gear 5. They even released two teasers for the form, a practice which the studio has never followed before. Check out the teasers here:
One Piece is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation that premiered on Fuji TV in October 1999. It is based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga series of the same name.
Since its premiere in Japan, over 1000 episodes have been aired, and later exported to various countries around the world.
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 106 tankobon volumes as of July 2023.