For an eighth weekend in a row, the top spot at the Japanese box office belonged to the anime One Piece Film Red. The movie sold 259,000 tickets over the weekend and made 358,051,530 yen (approximately $2.47 million) from Friday to Sunday. The movie has sold 11.26 million tickets overall and brought in a total of 15,696,453,630 yen (about US$108 million).
As the #6 highest-grossing anime film in Japan and the #11 highest-grossing picture overall, the movie has surpassed Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo.
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 Film Red released on a Saturday, whereas One Piece Stampede opened on a Friday. As a result, the movie made 78 percent more in its first two days than it did in its first three. In terms of the quantity of tickets sold and the amount of money made at the box office, it has surpassed previous entries in the franchise as the best-selling and highest-earning movie. 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.
Lunch with Yume Miru and Eiga Delicious Party Precure (Delicious Party Precure) The anime film for the Delicious Party—Precure anime, The Movie: The Dreaming Child’s Lunch, debuted on Friday at position #3. During the first three days of release, the movie sold 308,000 tickets, bringing in 367,352,310 yen, or around $2.54 million. On Saturday and Sunday, the movie sold 154,000 tickets, bringing in 186,154,590 yen, or roughly $1.28 million.
The movie is being directed by Akifumi Zako (Hugtto! Precure). Jin Tanaka, Kiseki no Henshin!, Eiga Mah Tsukai Precure! Writing the script is Cure Mofurun!, Star Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete. Character design and principal animation director are both done by Hitomi Matsuura (Precure Miracle Universe). To write the soundtrack, Shiho Terada returns from the animation on television. The animation’s director is Mika Hironaka. The art director is Keito Watanabe. The color key artist is Naomi Kiyota. The director of photography is Kenji Takahashi. “Ykoso, Okosama-Dreamia” (Welcome to the Child’s Dreamia), the movie’s theme song, is sung by Moeha Nochimoto.
On February 6, Delicious PartyPrecure, the 19th and most recent Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, debuted on ABC, TV Asahi, and 22 additional associated channels. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and hulu are just a few of the 13 various subscription streaming sites where the show will be accessible. As the show airs in Japan, Crunchyroll is streaming it.
“Meals bring cheerful faces” is one of the story’s main phrases. All of the food in our world’s cuisine comes from the enigmatic cookingdom. The Recipe-Bon, which contains all of Cookingdom’s written recipes, is taken at the start of the narrative. The Bundoru gang is the blame since they want to control every dish for themselves.
Three girls are given the ability to change into Precure magical girls when Energy Fairies visit the human realm’s “Oishii na Town” (Delicious Town) to look for the Recipe-Bon. In order to regain possession of the Recipe-Bon, the Precure girls confront the Bundoru gang.
The HiGH&LOW The Worst X, the follow-up to the crossover hit HiGH&LOW THE WORST, climbed from #7 to #6 in its third weekend. From Friday through Sunday, the movie brought in 60,936,460 yen (about $421,900), bringing its overall gross to 635,674,910 yen (around $4.40 million).
The movie premiered on September 9.
Members of the previous movie’s cast return for the sequel. The sequel is being made by EXILE HIRO, with Norihisa Hiranuma returning to the director’s chair and Daisuke Ninomiya serving as general director. The action is being directed by Masaki Suzumura, while Takahito Ouchi is in charge of overseeing it. The script is being written by Hiranuma, Kei Watanabe, and Shoichiro Masumoto.
The most recent installment of the Utano Princesses series, Gekij-ban Utano Princesses Maji Love STRISH Tours, falls from fourth to eighth place in its fourth weekend. From Friday to Sunday, the movie brought in 52,188,370 yen, or about $361,300, for a total of 743,110,850 yen, or about $5.14 million, worldwide.
In its first weekend, the movie came in at number 7. Approximately its first three days, the movie sold 86,500 tickets and brought in 140 million yen (about US$996,400). On September 2, the movie made around 69.61 million yen (about $495,400 USD) on opening day, which is 63 percent greater than the first day’s earnings of the franchise’s last feature, Uta no Prince Sama Maji Love Kingdom, which debuted in Japan in June 2019.
In 128 cinemas around Japan, the movie debuted on Friday. The “new theatrical film series” that the movie is a part of is completely made up of STRISH idol group concert footage. With Broccoli, Noriyasu Agematsu was once more given the credit for being the original creator. The film was made by A-1 Pictures, while the soundtrack was written by Elements Garden. The film is being distributed by Shochiku.
On Friday, the first two episodes of the television anime adaptation of Ysuke Nomura and Muneyuki Kaneshiro’s soccer manga Blue Lock debuted at #3 in the mini-theater rankings.
The anime will be shown on October 8 during the “NUMAnimation” time slot on TV Asahi and its affiliates.
The anime is being directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe at 8-Bit, with Shunsuke Ishikawa serving as associate director (Powerful Pro Yaky, Powerful Kk-hen). The series is being overseen and written by Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!, Silver Spoon, 2019 Fruits Basket), and the manga’s Kaneshiro is overseeing the plot. The idea adviser is Yutaka Uemura (Saga of Tanya the Evil director). The main character designer and chief animation director is Masaru Shind (Fruits Basket, Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU), along with Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya who are also responsible for character design and animation. The music’s composer is Jun Murayama. The anime’s closing theme song, “Winner,” will be performed by Shugo Nakamura.
The Japanese national team and AS Monaco soccer player Takumi Minamino has been named the series’ official ambassador and “honorary captain.”
The continuing manga was first published in Weekly Shnen Magazine in August 2018 by Kaneshiro and Nomura. The manga was named Best Shnen Manga at the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards last year.