As anticipated, the newly released One Piece Film: Red has gotten off to a successful start.
One Piece Film: Red has racked up over 5 billion yen (approximately $37 million) in its first week in Japanese cinemas, according to an announcement made by the film’s crew during a screening event at Tokyo’s Marunouchi Toei theater (via Anime News Network). This follows the massive trend of the film’s debut weekend, during which the movie sold 1.58 million tickets for a total of 2.254 billion yen (around $16.7 million) and reigned supreme at the Japanese box office.
One Piece Film: Red has already gone far ahead of its predecessor, One Piece Stampede, since it has made 78% more in its first two days than Stampede did in its first three, despite premiering a day later.
Uta, the most adored vocalist in the world, is the subject of One Piece Film: Red. After becoming well-known while remaining anonymous, she makes the decision to go public with her identity at a live performance. It’s time for the world to find out that Uta is Red-Haired Shanks’ daughter as the stadium fills with a variety of Uta supporters.
In addition to Mayumi Tanaka, who plays Monkey D. Luffy, Kazuya Nakai plays Roronoa Zoro, Akemi Okamura plays Nami, Kappei Yamaguchi plays Usopp, Hiroaki Hirata plays Sanji, Ikue Otani plays Chopper, Yuriko Yamaguchi plays Nico Robin, Kazuki Yao plays Franky, Cho plays Brook, and Katsuhisa Hoki plays Jimbei in the film. Kaori Nazuka portrays Uta, and the voice of the enigmatic Gordon is provided by Kenjiro Tsuda.
On August 6, 2022, One Piece Film: Red had its Japanese theatrical debut. Fall 2022 has been designated as the time for foreign releases.