One Piece Film Red’s Release In U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand Delayed To November

The movie opened in Japan on Aug 6, 2022, collecting over 2 billion yen in its first weekend.

One Piece Film Red

It was previously announced through a special video played during the USC Trojans Football Team’s season opener game that the One Piece Film Red would open in the U.S., in October 2022. Turns out, the date for the movie had been pushed from October to November just before the game day, and so there wasn’t enough time to change the date in the video, as per ANN.

Crunchyroll has now 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
One Piece Film Red

Tickets for the movie will go on sale for Australia and New Zealand on Oct 5, 2022, and Oct 6, 2022, for U.S., and Canada.

Moreover, Crunchyroll has also announced to host One Piece Film Red‘s subtitled and dubbed premieres in United States on Oct 6 at New York, i.e., the first day of the New York Comic Con, and in Australia on  Sep 16 at the Crunchyroll Expo Australia.

The film has earned over 13,868,544,850 yen (about US$97.31 million) as of now, overtaking Jujutsu Kaisen 0 as the 8th highest earning anime film in Japan.

The movie opened in Japan on Aug 6, 2022, collecting over 2 billion yen in its first weekend.

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.

Source: Crunchyroll

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