The United States is basking in the glory of the newest Dragon Ball Super Film, while Luffy and the Gang are dominating the Japanese Box Office with the newest film, One Piece Film Red!
According to the official One Piece Film Red’s Twitter Account, the film has blasted past 10 Billion Yen at the Japanese Box Office in just 20 days, making it the 41st film in Japan to ever pass this mark and currently the 11th highest-grossing film in the country.
According to Crunchyroll’s Japan Correspondent Daryl Harding, as of August 25th, the film’s 20th day in theaters, One Piece Film: Red has brought in 10 billion yen (US$72.86 million) on the back of 7.2 million tickets sold. The One Piece film was already the highest-grossing anime film from Toei Animation, but has now moved past all the Detective Conan anime films and is on track to pass both Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time and even JUJUTSU KAISEN 0.
The new One Piece film is also the second-fastest film in Japan to reach the 10 billion yen milestone surpassing the mark 5 days ahead of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. Spirited Away once held that record for nearly two decades until Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train shattered the record in October 2020. To also celebrate the occasion, One Piece Creator, Eiichiro Oda drew a special illustration of Shanks, listed below.
A celebratory stage event for the 10 billion yen milestone will be held on September 1 at the Marunouchi TOEI theater. Luffy’s voice actor Mayumi Tanaka, Uta’s voice actor Kaori Nazuka and director Goro Taniguchi will be in attendance. According to the reveal of the event, there will be a new announcement about the series during the stage.
ONE PIECE FILM: RED is now playing in Japan with an international release planned thanks to Crunchyroll this fall.
“Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, which she sings with while concealing her true identity, has been described as “otherworldly.” She will appear in public for the first time 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.”
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