One Piece Film Red Anime Film Sails Past 15 Billion Yen at JP Box Office

One Piece Film Red

 

As One Piece Film Red voyaged through the first of two long public holiday weekends that make up Japan’s Silver Week, the anime film crossed a line only 12 other films in Japan have ever crossed – the 15 billion yen mark To celebrate, manga creator Eiichiro Oda drew a brand new bounty poster of the lead character and singer Uta.

 

 



 


 

On the 46th day of release in Japanese theaters, One Piece Film Red sailed to over 15.006 billion yen (US$108.57 million) at the box office on the back of 10.76 million tickets sold to Japanese audiences. This means One Piece Film Red overtakes Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You on the domestic box office chart to become both the 7th highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan but also the 13th highest-grossing film overall.

 

With another holiday weekend coming up, it’ll be interesting to see where the film lands as it continues to be the number one film in Japan in its seventh consecutive weekend and without strong competition for the rest of the month, could continue to take the crown.

 

One Piece Film Red 

 

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One Piece Film: Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll will be releasing the film in English-speaking countries this November, starting with Australia and New Zealand on November 3 and then the United States and Canada on November 4. Crunchyroll describes the seafaring musical adventure as such:

 

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 simply 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.

 

The One Piece TV anime is also still going strong, with over 1,000 episodes of the series streaming right here on Crunchyroll and new episodes coming out each week as they air in Japan.

 

Sources: OriconOne Piece Film Red on Twitter

 

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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram. 

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