By selling 10.72 million tickets for 14.94 billion yen (approximately US$103 million) as of Monday, the One Piece Film Red animation surpassed Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You (14.19 billion yen, or about US$98 million) to rank as the #7 highest-grossing anime movie in Japan. Additionally, it is currently the #13 highest-grossing movie ever in Japan.
On August 6, Japan saw the release of One Piece Film Red. In its first weekend, the movie took the top spot at the Japanese box office. In its first two days, the movie grossed 2.254 billion yen (approximately $16.7 million) from the sale of 1.58 million tickets. One Piece Stampede, which preceded One Piece Film Red, launched on a Friday as opposed to One Piece Film Red’s Saturday release, and made 78 percent more money in its first two days than it did in its first three. In terms of the quantity of tickets sold and the yen made at the box office, it has surpassed previous entries in the series in both sales and revenue. It has also surpassed Top Gun: Maverick to become the year’s highest-earning opening-weekend movie in Japan.
On November 4, Crunchyroll will be available in the US and Canada; on November 3, it will be available in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the subtitled debut will take place at Crunchyroll Expo Australia on September 16 before the North American premiere takes place in New York on October 6. (which is also the first day of New York Comic Con).
The film is focused on Uta, a new character who is Shanks’ daughter. Uta’s speaking voice is provided by Kaori Nazuka, and Ado performs the character’s singing. Additionally, Ado sings “Shinjidai,” the film’s theme song (“New Genesis”). One Piece Film Red was helmed by Code Geass and One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! director Goro Taniguchi. The screenplay was written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, One Piece: Heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, and the live-action Black Butler), and the executive producer was Eiichiro Oda, the guy behind the One Piece comic series.