One Piece Film Red Surpasses James Cameroon’s Avatar & Ghibli’s Ponyo

The One Piece Film Red continued its voyage of breaking records and now it has taken over James Cameroon’s Avatar and Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo to become the 11th highest earning movie in Japan.

The movie has earned 15.7 billion yen in its 46 days run and has mobilized over 11.26 million people. It had 259,000 spectators on September 24 and 25, 2022 earning over 358 million yen approximately 2.49 million USD

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The movie although ranks the 11th highest earning movie in Japan it is only behind 5 anime movies in claiming the number 1 anime movie spot.

The five highest-earning anime films above One Piece Film Red on the list are:

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  1. Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train at #1
  2. Spirited Away at #2
  3. Your name. at #5
  4. Princess Mononoke at #7
  5. Howl’s Moving Castle at #8

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

PVR Cinemas announced on Aug 26 that they will release the movie in Indian theatres on October 7, 2022.

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.

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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.

Source: Mantan Web

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