Produced by TOEI Animation, the One Piece Film: Red has continued its box office domination streak to hail past the 15 Billion Yen mark to be the highest-grossing film of this year in Japan.
But that’s not all. The movie is set to hit the global market soon, and it really looks like they’re just getting warmed up as the hype around One Piece TV anime and the subsequent movie has never hit the low ground since One Piece: Red was first announced on November 21, 2021.
Time will only tell what heights the movie might reach in the coming days when in only 46 days of its release, it has already taken over the gross box office collections of many popular anime movies released in 2022.
As of September 21, One Piece Film: Red has grossed 15.06 billion yen (US$104 million), selling 10.764 million tickets. One Piece Film had already taken over Jujutsu Kaisen 0 a few days back to be the biggest film in Japan.
Also, the movie has taken a considerable leap surpassing Weathering with You, which currently sits at 14.19 billion yen (US$97 million), to climb to the 7th spot in the all-time anime box office charts in Japan. Stealing the 13th spot from Weathering with You, One Piece Film: Red sits proudly on all-time box office rankings, according to research by Koko Tsushinsha.
Released on August 06, 2021, in Japan, One Piece Film: Red collection report comes from the desk of Yahoo! Japan that reads, “The movie ONE PIECE FILM RED broke the revenue of 150 billion yen in 46 days of publication. The film made a rocket start with 22.5 billion yen in revenue for the first weekend on August 6th. It has held first place for seven consecutive weeks in the ranking of people and finally exceeded 15 billion yen. ONE PIECE comics 巻40億”RED”アンカール」(ONE PIECE” comic volume 4 billion “RED” encore”) is being distributed to 200 million people nationwide. The distribution of gifts is also decided,” the report concluded, providing insights about the number of One Piece manga published worldwide, which has exceeded 500 million. In addition, Television anime also completed its 1000 episodes as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in July.
Coming back to the movie, the official synopsis of One Piece Film: Red, as described by Crunchyroll, goes like this:
Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.
With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.
Uta’s Bounty Reveal
Catering to its massive fandom, a wanted poster of Uta with a bounty of 15 billion was released by TOEI to get the hype to a new high as fans around the globe are eagerly waiting for its release in English-speaking countries. The movie will be made available on November 03, 2021, by Crunchyroll, primarily in Australia and New Zealand and the United States and Canada on November 04, 2021.
Source: Yahoo News