One Piece Film Red has been creating new nautical milestones every passing week. The movie has garnered 15 billion yen at the Japanese box office and to celebrate this achievement the creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda drew a new Uta poster which was revealed by the official Twitter account of the movie.
The movie has earned 15.006 billion yen at the Japanese box office which is approximately USD 108.57 million and has sold over 10.76 million tickets in its 46 days run for now.
This made the movie to become the 7 highest earning anime movie in Japan overtaking Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You. It also became the 13th highest earning movie in Japan.
The movie opened in Japan on Aug 6, 2022, collecting over 2 billion yen in its first weekend.
On Aug 11, PVR cinemas placed standees across multiple theatres in Mumbai revealing that One Piece Film Red will release in India in October 2022.
Crunchyroll has announced on their official website on Sep 12, 2022, that they will be bringing One Piece Red Film to theatres in U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this November.
The release dates for the regions are as follows:
- Australia: Nov 3, 2022
- New Zealand: Nov 3, 2022
- United States: Nov 4, 2022
- Canada: Nov 4, 2022
Goro Taniguchi returns to the franchise for the first time since 1998 to direct One Piece Film: Red. Tsutomu Kuroiwa will be in charge of the screenplay. TOEI Animation is animating the film with original author Eiichiro Oda serving as executive producer.
The other staff that have been announced for the movie include:
- Character Design & Animation Director: Masayuki Sato
- CGI Director: Kentaro Kawasaki
- Art Director: Hiroshi KatoMusic: Yasutaka Nakata
- Director of Photography: Tsunetaka Ema
- Color Design: Sayako Yokoyama.
The movie features and centers on the mysterious character Uta, who is teased to be Shanks daughter in the teaser. Uta is voiced by Kaori Nazuka (voice cast) and Ado (singing cast).
Crunchyroll describes the movie as:
Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.