One Piece has never sounded this good. After breaking records to become Japan’s highest grossing film of the year, Anime Limited and Toei Animation are excited to announce that One Piece Film: Red will finally be docking on the shores of the United Kingdom and Ireland, exclusively in cinemas from 4th November 2022. With an original story from series creator Eiichiro Oda, this music-filled adventure will change the lives of the Straw Hat Pirates forever, and is a must see for both fans and those charting the series’ seas for the first time.
One Piece Film: Red is the latest feature film based on characters from the best-selling Weekly Shonen JUMP manga series about a crew of pirates sailing the seas in search of a legendary treasure. The series’ original creator Eiichiro Oda is overseeing the project as Executive Producer, and also designed the original characters for this brand-new story, including Uta, the most beloved singer in the world - and the daughter of Shanks, the legendary pirate who inspired the series’ protagonist Monkey D. Luffy.
One Piece Film: Red is directed by Goro Taniguchi, who previously helmed One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack!, the very first One Piece animation, with a screenplay by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film: Gold).
“One Piece is deeply loved in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and rightly so,” says Andrew Partridge, CEO and Co-Founder of Anime Limited. “It’s our privilege and honour to be able to bring such an exhilarating chapter of the One Piece saga to the big screen in the biggest way possible.”
One Piece Film: Red became a phenomenon on its release in Japan earlier this year, where it has been the #1 film at the box office for over six weeks. The film continues to break box office records, and has earned over ¥13.9 Billion (£85.5m) to become this year’s highest grossing film in Japan. The film’s main theme song, “New Genesis” by Ado, also made history by becoming the first Japanese song to top Apple Music’s Global Top 100 charts.
Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans — excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance — the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks' daughter.
One Piece Film: Red will be shown in selected cinemas from 4 November 2022 in Japanese with English subtitles, as well as an English language dub from 5 November 2022.
Stay tuned for more information on One Piece Film: Red in the future. For more information and to register your interest, please visit onepiecefilm.red
We ask that all image assets used be attributed to ©Eichiro Oda/2022 “One Piece” production committee.
About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow, Anime Limited is Europe’s premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector’s editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. Anime Limited proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.
About Toei Animation Europe:
With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris, Toei Animation ranks amongst the world’s most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Founded in 2004, Toei Animation Europe is in charge of the distribution and exploitation of Toei Animation’s animated series in Europe, Africa, Russia and the Middle East. Among its most famous series are Digimon, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon, and One Piece.
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