13th feature film hits Japanese theaters July 23
The official website for the upcoming 13th One Piece feature film, One Piece Film Gold, today announced that its first five million moviegoers will receive a special "777th" volume tankobon as a bonus item. The booklet includes various sketches drawn by the original manga author Eiichiro Oda, who also serves as executive producer for the film, and many never-seen-before pages. In addition, its first two million audience will also get a special rare item produced by Oda on a first-come-first-served basis. The item's details will be revealed later.
One Piece Film Gold is directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto (TV anime series director for the 352nd to 679th episodes) and hits Japanese theaters on July 23. The story is set in Gran Tesoro, an independent entertainment city even the World Government can't interfere. 61-year-old Kazuhiro Yamaji, best known as Bel in DokidokI! PreCure (2013-2014) and the Japanese dub voice of Jason Statham, is cast as the main antagonist "Golden Emperor" Gild Tesoro.
Main visual drawn by Oda
© Eiichiro Oda/2016 "One Piece" Production Committee