One Piece Film Red Ends Its Run as the 4th Highest Grossing Anime Film of All Time Worldwide
The Toei Animation-produced film has made over US$245 million
One Piece Film Red finished its historical theatrical run yesterday in Japan and while full details for its domestic box office haven’t been revealed as of yet, the official Eiichiro Oda staff Twitter account confirmed that worldwide, One Piece Film Red has made a total of 31.9 billion yen (US$245.27 million).
To celebrate, the Eiichiro Oda staff Twitter account released a special image of Luffy going Gear 5 drawn by Eiichiro Oda.
◤ ◥— ONE PIECE スタッフ【公式】/ Official (@Eiichiro_Staff) January 30, 2023
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This confirmed number makes One Piece Film Red the fourth highest-grossing anime film of all time worldwide and the fourth highest-grossing Japanese film of all time, behind (in order): Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, Spirited Away and Your Name.. Film Red took the fourth spot from Howl’s Moving Castle and knocked Princess Mononoke out of the top 10.
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Around the world, One Piece Film Red has broken animation records. The film was the biggest opening for an anime film in France, was the fastest anime film in Thailand to reach 100 million bhat (US$3.05 million), is the highest-grossing anime film in Indonesia, had the biggest opening for a PG-12 film in Saudia Arabia and has recorded nearly US$30 million in China alone. The film is still playing in certain countries and territories around the world.
One Piece Film Red opened in Japanese theaters on August 6. Crunchyroll released the film in English-speaking countries last November, starting with Australia and New Zealand on November 3 then followed by the United States 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 and new episodes coming out each week as they air in Japan.
Source: Eiichiro Oda Staff 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.