One Piece Film Red Makes 31.9 Billion Yen Worldwide, Ends Japan Run as 8th Top-Grossing Film

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The One Piece Film Red Twitter account revealed today that the film has earned 31.9 billion yen, or roughly US$246 million, worldwide. A new visual from One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda was released to commemorate its international gross.

In Japan, the film ended its theatrical run on January 29 with 19.7 billion yen (~US$151.9 million), making it the country’s eighth highest-grossing film. This puts it above Howl’s Moving Castle, the previous eighth place holder, and directly below Princess Mononoke. Among anime films, One Piece Film Red is the fifth highest-grossing title in Japan.

One Piece Film Red premiered in Japan on August 6 as the 15th movie in the franchise. The film introduced the diva Uta (Kaori Nazuka; singing voice Ado), who is also Shank’s daughter, into the One Piece universe. It also inspired a series of music videos, the most popular of which received 113 million views on YouTube. The Uta no Uta: One Piece Film Red album debuted on August 17 at #1 on the Japan Hot Albums Billboard chart and is ranked #11 at the time of writing.

Additionally, Uta has appeared in the anime series via a prequel episode and end cards.

Gorou Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;SurrectionOne Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku) directed the movie 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 Oda as general producer and original story creator. 

Other staff include Masayuki Satou (One Piece Film Strong World character designer and animation director) as character designer and chief animation director, Hiroshi Katou (Mars Red co-art director) as art director, Sayoko Yokoyama (One Piece “WE ARE ONE” 100 volumes and 1000 episodes commemoration video) as color designer, and Ema Tsunetaka (Megalo Box 2: Nomad) as photography director.


Sources: @OP_FILMRED, Eiga Natalie

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