In its 20 days run, One Piece Film Red has sailed through the glorious 10 billion yen mark at the Japanese box office. The movie sold 7.2 million tickets in those 20 days. The movie has become the highest grossing movie of the franchise and also 2022’s highest earning movie at the Japanese box office till now.
The movie is the 41st movie to cross 10 billion yen mark and is the 11th highest grossing movie in Japan.
This is the highest grossing anime movie from Toei Animation and has crossed all Detective Conan movies. It is predicted to cross Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time and Jujutsu Kaisen 0.
One Piece Film: Red has also become the second fastest movie in Japan to reach 10 billion yen mark. It surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away by taking 5 days less than the Ghibli movie to reach 10 billion yen. It lagged behind Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie for the number 1 spot.
Eiichiro Oda drew a poster to celebrate the achievement:
To celebrate this achievement, a stage event will be held on Sept 1 at Marunouchi TOEI theatre. It will have Luffy’s voice actor Mayumi Tanaka, Uta’s voice actor Kaori Nazuka and director Goro Taniguchi in attendance. It will also have announcement regarding the anime series.
The movie will be released in United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand globally by Crunchyroll during upcoming fall season.
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.
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 main cast from the previous movies will be reprising their roles in the movie.
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.