An anonymous party discovered a copy of the One Piece anime’s episode 403 on a publicly accessible server of the anime distributor Funimation, and then illegally redistributed the episode — at least a full day before the episode premieres in Japan. The downloadable copy contains Funimation‘s logo and simulcasted . This episode was to have been the first episode with English subtitles on Saturday, May 30 at 9:00 p.m. CDT on www.onepieceofficial.com. The episode was not supposed to premiere in Japan until Sunday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. (Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. CDT).
Funimation has announced that One Piece videos are currently not available on its website due to technical issues. hopes to resolve the issues and bring back the streamed episodes.