Next stop, making more historic milestones!
With One Piece Film Red still sailing its way through the Japanese box office and soon reaching the shores of countries around the world, the Toei Animation-produced has sailed to the top of the Japanese box office, officially becoming the biggest film of 2022 in Japan.
As of September 11, One Piece Film Red has grossed 13.87 billion yen (US$100.48 million) on the back of more than 9.94 million tickets sold. With these numbers, Film Red has overtaken JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 to become the highest grossing film at the Japanese box office of the year and is currently sitting at 14th place on the Japanese all-time box office charts, pushing down to JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 to 15th place.
On the Japanese all-time anime film box office charts, One Piece Film Red is currently in 8th place, just a little bit behind Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering with You at 14.19 billion yen (US$$138 million). Weathering with You is also 13th place on the all-time charts.
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.
Source: Mantan Web
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.