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Toei and Crunchyroll announced on Monday that the next film in the One Piece film franchise, One Piece Film Red, will be making its theatrical debut in the United States in Canada on November 4th. Tickets will be on sale and a list of participating theaters near your area will be released on October 6.
Toei Animation on Twitter: “Get ready for another epic Straw Hats’ adventure on the big screen! ONE PIECE FILM RED is now set to arrive in theaters in US/CA this November 4th! Also coming to Australia and New Zealand this November 3rd! Presented in both English dub and sub!#ONEPIECE #ONEPIECEFILMRED pic.twitter.com/yh25iy7pzJ / Twitter”
Get ready for another epic Straw Hats’ adventure on the big screen! ONE PIECE FILM RED is now set to arrive in theaters in US/CA this November 4th! Also coming to Australia and New Zealand this November 3rd! Presented in both English dub and sub!#ONEPIECE #ONEPIECEFILMRED pic.twitter.com/yh25iy7pzJ
As part of the film’s promotion, Toei partnered with USC’s Spirit of Troy marching band, who performed several One Piece theme songs, during the USC Trojans football game against the Rice University Owls on September 3rd. The performances include those for “We Are”, “New Genesis (the theme of One Piece Film Red)”, and “Over the Top.”
During the halftime performance, Toei originally announced that the film was going to be released in October. However, according to Anime News Network, Toei representatives told them that the date changed just before the game, so there was not enough time to update the new date.
A special message from Luffy in the USC Trojans’ Home Opening Game | Presented by One Piece Film Red
“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 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.”
One Piece Film Red is directed by Goro Taniguchi, with screenplay by Tsutomu Kuroiwa. Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece is credited as producer. The film opened in Japan on August 6th, topping the Japanese box office on its opening weekend with 1.58 million ticket sales grossing ¥2.254 billion. As of September 4th, the film has sold over 9,298,000 tickets grossing ¥12,953,144,640.
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