One Piece Film: Red Anime Film Sails Past 12 Billion Yen at JP Box Office
The film becomes the highest-grossing of the 2022 calendar year
Despite opening nearly a month ago, One Piece Film: Red continues to dominate the Japanese box office, with the official Twitter account for the anime film announcing tonight that it has delivered a bounty of more than 12 billion yen in a mere 26 days, being the second-fastest film to do so in Japan after Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.
『???????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????? ????????????』— 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』【公式】 (@OP_FILMRED) September 1, 2022
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As of September 1, One Piece Film: Red's 26th day in theaters in Japan, the swashbuckling anime film has made more than 12 billion yen (US$87.26 million) on the back of 8.6 million tickets sold. This pushes Film: Red to the 26th spot on the all-time Japanese box office chart, right behind The Wind Rises at 12.02 billion yen (US $116.9 million). Film: Red has also overtaken Top Gun Maverick as the second-highest grossing film in the 2022 box office ranking, which Japanese box offices track as December 2021 to November 2022, with only JUJUTSU KAISEN 0's 13.75 billion yen to beat. For the calendar year 2022, One Piece Film: Red has taken first place.
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One Piece Film: Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll, who'll be releasing the film internationally across the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand sometime this fall, describes the seafaring musical adventure as such:
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.
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.
Source: 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.