After it was confirmed yesterday that One Piece Film Red had become the highest-grossing film of the year in Japanese theaters, today the official Twitter account for the film announced that Film Red had surpassed yet another milestone – over 10 million sold for the anime movie in Japan, marking the 21st film to ever do so in the region.
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— ONE PIECE スタッフ【公式】/ Official (@Eiichiro_Staff) September 13, 2022
As of the film’s 38th day in Japanese theaters, One Piece Film Red has grossed more than 13.94 billion yen on the back of more than 10 million tickets sold. One Piece Film Red had already sailed to the top of the 2022 charts and is currently in 14th place on the all-time film charts and 8th on the all-time anime film charts in Japan.
One Piece Film Red is the 21st film to ever breach the 10 million tickets sold line and the fourth fastest to do so after Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train in 16 days, Spirited Away in 31 days and the first Harry Potter film in 35 days. Film Red did beat Your Name to the milestone though, with the Makoto Shinkai film hitting the mark in 39 days.
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One Piece Film: Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll will be releasing the film in English-speaking countries this November, starting with Australia and New Zealand on November 3 and then the United State and Canada on November 4. Crunchyroll describes the seafaring musical adventure as such:
Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.
With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.
The One Piece TV anime is also still going strong, with over 1,000 episodes of the series streaming right here on Crunchyroll, with new episodes coming out as they air in Japan.
Sources: Mantan Web, One Piece Film Red on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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