One Piece Film Red Now Japan’s 53rd Top-Grossing Movie

©Eiichiro Oda/2022 "One Piece" production committee

The One Piece Film Red movie, which debuted in Japan on August 6, has already become the country’s 53rd highest-grossing film by collecting 9.28 billion yen (~US$67.4 million).

Its performance makes it the top-grossing One Piece movie as well, beating out 2012’s One Piece Film Z and its total gross of 6.87 billion yen (~US$51.54 million).

As reported by Kogyo Tsushin, One Piece Film Red also maintained its top spot at the Japanese weekend box office for the third consecutive time with a gross of 818 million yen (~US$5.94 million) during the August 20-21 period. The film, which is the 15th One Piece movie, drew in 559,000 moviegoers during the weekend and has attracted a total of 6.65 million viewers so far.

One Piece Film Red is directed by Gorou Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;SurrectionOne Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku) with Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film: Gold, GANTZ:O) as scriptwriter, Masayuki Satou (One Piece Film Strong World character designer and animation director) as character designer and chief animation director, and One Piece mangaka Eiichiro Oda as general producer and original story creator. The film features a major new character called Uta (Kaori Nazuka; singing voice Ado), a diva who is also Shank’s daughter. 

Several animated music videos have been released for Uta’s songs from the Uta no Uta One Piece Film Red album. The first of these was released on June 15 and has amassed over 36 million views so far, while the latest was uploaded on August 6 and has obtained over 8 million views as of August 24.

Source: Kogyo Tsushin

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years starting from his college days. Now, he primarily focuses on anime-related content, although he also writes about games, light novels, manga, and VTubers sometimes. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences.
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