One Piece Film Red: The Anime That Keeps on Giving
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First, let’s look at the stats behind One Piece Film: Red , also known as One Piece Episode of Luffy – Hand Island Adventure in Japanese, and the first anime film in the popular franchise to get 4DX & MX4D screenings in Japan. The film was released back on July 3, 2015, with Funimation handling its distribution in North America. The film ended up earning $82 million worldwide during its theatrical run, and currently has an IMDb rating of 7.9/10 based on around 7,000 user votes.


In its 14th weekend, One Piece Film Red earned 123 million yen (838,317 USD) on 90,000 admissions in Japan.

This movie has now been shown for 2 months and the total gross is 3.1 billion yen (22 million USD).

The anime series One Piece was originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1997 to 2016 and later was adapted into a TV animation series which began broadcasting in 1999.

The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy who wants to become the Pirate King by finding the world’s most elusive treasure called One Piece.

He sets out to sea with his crewmates, namely Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Tony Tony Chopper and Nico Robin.

They’re joined along the way by Captain Smoker of the Marines as well as Captain Aokiji and Commander Akainu of the Navy, while they fight off enemies such as Buggy the Clown, Don Krieg and Wapol. Now let us take a look at how One Piece film red did in Japan Box Office…

Japan box office tells that the movie has now been shown for two months and this is the first time an animated film managed to stay on top in Japan box office for so long.

In addition, it has already surpassed Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away as the second-highest-grossing anime film ever released in Japan. It is also breaking records outside of Japan.

On Thursday the film became the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film of all time in China with $131.5 million dollars to date; then on Friday it topped Transformers: Age of Extinction as China’s highest-grossing movie ever with $133 million there.

The Plot

The movie’s success is largely due to the popularity of the franchise. For example, in 2015, the film One Piece Gold earned 1.5 billion yen (11.7 million USD) on 450,000 admissions in Japan, which was 77 percent down from last weekend but still enough to keep its No.1 positions for 10 consecutive weeks.

One Piece is a popular manga series written by Eiichiro Oda that tells the story of Monkey D Luffy who sets off on a journey to become King of All Pirates and finds himself in all sorts of wacky adventures along the way.

Since 1997, when this anime series started airing, it has been one of Japan’s most beloved franchises with an impressive 400 episodes and more than 8 movies made over its 20-year run so far.

In fact, in 2016, One Piece had 15 million copies printed in Japan, which makes it the third best selling comic book series worldwide after Marvel’s Spiderman comics and Shonen Jump magazine respectively. Furthermore, One Piece can be found on several other different media platforms including video games, merchandise and theme park attractions.

A visit to any local Tokyo shopping district will confirm the strength of the brand.

Alongside Hello Kitty stores stands a One Piece shop that goes back six years with as many as 30 employees at peak times – now catering not only to domestic consumers but also visitors from overseas such as China and Taiwan thanks to their exposure through TV stations like RTL II or CCTV.

So while box office numbers might fluctuate wildly depending on what kind of movie season we are in, what remains certain is that there will always be someone out there willing to watch another installment about our favorite Straw Hat crew.

The Characters

In the last few weeks, the fans of One Piece have been waiting for the release of One Piece Film: Gold.

They have waited patiently through hours and hours of anticipation and now they finally get their chance to see it.

The film is set in an unnamed casino town where our main protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy (voiced by Mayumi Tanaka), visits with his crew to partake in a vast treasure hunt organized by a pirate known as Gild Tesoro (voiced by Hiroaki Hirata) who is also sponsoring the event.

Of course, things are not all what they seem and soon enough we’re faced with a race against time as Luffy and his friends go head-to-head against a gang of pirates led by Captain Buggy the Clown (voiced by Kazuki Yao).

After defeating the first wave of opponents, they confront another opponent named Bellamy who tells them that he plans on becoming king and rules over them once he’s defeated.

When Bellamy’s sister joins him, she reveals that she was behind this whole ordeal – but why? What does she want? Is there any way out? Or will the Straw Hat Crew be forced to give up the money and return home empty-handed? You’ll just have to watch yourself!

Just like One Piece Film Gold, you’ll want to watch this film many times again because of how much detail went into making it.

All thanks goes to character designer Hisashi Mori, animation director Tatsuya Nagamine and writer Tsutomu Kuroiwa for making such a wonderful masterpiece! There were two guest stars in the film.

These guest stars were Shimizu Takako who voices Igaram from Alabasta and Koike Eiko, whose most famous role was Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service.

There is no doubt about it – these three really brought so much life to this story which could otherwise only live off its characters alone.

If you haven’t watched One Piece Film Gold yet, then don’t wait anymore! It’s available now!

The Animation

With its 14th weekend, One Piece Film Red still remains in the top spot for the second week and earns 123 million yen (838,317 USD) on 90,000 admissions.

This is 64% down from last weekend but enough to keep its No.1 position for two weeks in a row.

Although it has been released back in December last year, the popularity of One Piece only continues to grow and this film is no exception.

In less than two months since its release, it has already earned more than 1 billion yen (6.6 million USD).

It’s not just a popular show anymore–it’s an event! To commemorate such success, Eiichiro Oda will be holding his first ever art exhibition at TOKYO’s COMME des GARCONS SHIBUYA TSUTAYA MEN’S.

Admission is free and you can also bring your friends and family members as long as they’re over 10 years old.

Come see his sketches that were never seen before by anyone other than him! His talent never ceases to amaze me so I’m sure there’ll be something worth seeing! For those who don’t have any artistic talent like me, we can always admire the talent he had through paintings, drawings or even cartoons like this one here 🙂

In Japan Box Office, One Piece Film Red stays on No.1 in its 14th weekend with 123 million yen earnings which is 64 percent down from last weekend.

In less than two months since its release, it has already made over 1 billion yen earning which is astounding considering how long ago it was released.

Celebrating such success, author and artist Eiichiro Oda will be holding his first ever art exhibition entitled Eiichiro Oda Exhibition at TOKYO’s COMME des GARCONS SHIBUYA TSUTAYA MEN’S this coming September 16-23rd and admission is free!

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