The movie “ONE PIECE FILM RED” was released on August 6 and grossed over 15 billion yen in its 46 days of release. To commemorate this record, the original creator, Eiichiro Oda, has released a visual to commemorate the 15 billion yen milestone.
This is the latest film in the popular anime series based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga of the same title, which has sold over 500 million copies worldwide. The film depicts how the Straw Hat gang, led by Luffy, faces the turmoil surrounding the world’s most beloved singer, Uta (voice cast: Kaori Nazuka, singing cast: Ado).
The film opened in theaters on August 6, 2010, and became the No. 1 weekend film of 2022 in terms of attendance and box-office revenue for two days on Saturday and Sunday. It surpassed 10 billion yen in box-office revenue on its 20th day of release, and 10 million people attended on its 38th day, setting new records in the process. In its 46 days of release, box-office revenue exceeded 15 billion yen. It also ranked first in the weekend box office rankings for seven consecutive weeks. To commemorate this record, Eiichiro Oda, the author of the original story, released a visual commemorating the 15 billion yen mark.
From September 17, the new “ONE PIECE” comic book volume 4 billion “RED” Encore, which is the fourth admission present, is being distributed in a limited edition of 2 million copies nationwide. In addition, a fifth admission present will be distributed from October 1.
On the music scene, the theme song “Shinjidai” (music provided by Yasutaka Nakata) ranked No. 1 on the Oricon Weekly Digital Ranking as of September 19 for the first time this year for six consecutive weeks. In the streaming ranking, the theme song and songs in the film also dominated the top 4, and the momentum of this film is only increasing.
In France, where the film has already been released, it has the No.1 opening attendance of Japanese animation films in history, and in Taiwan, it recorded the No.1 box-office revenue on the first day of Japanese animation films in 2022, and it continues to make rapid progress around the world.
Expectations are high for the film’s worldwide box-office performance, as it is scheduled to open in Indonesia, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries at the end of September, and in North America in November.
”ONE PIECE FILM RED” is currently in theaters.