DUBAI: One Piece Film: Red, the latest movie in the One Piece franchise that launched in Japan last August premiered in Dubai’s Hills Mall at Roxy Cinemas.
The story of the movie is focused on 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 reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans including excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy.
One Piece Film: Red is the 15th feature movie of the One Piece movie series, based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It was first announced on Nov.21 last year in commemoration of the One Piece anime episode 1000’s release and as part of the 25th anniversary of One Piece manga.
One of the audience members who saw the movie said: “I have really enjoyed the movie’s story, animation as well the amazing songs and music that were featured in One Piece Film: Red. Many fans will enjoy this movie through watching the various and twisted scenes in it.”
The movie premiered on Aug. 6 in Japan and got over 1.2 billion yen in its opening day, which is the biggest opening for a One Piece film ever. It is the third film in Japanese history to make over 1 billion yen on opening day and also the second biggest opening day of all the time in Japan.
As of Oct. 30, the movie has grossed over 17.7 billion yen in Japan making it the highest-grossing film of One Piece, the highest-grossing film of 2022 in Japan, the sixth highest-grossing anime film of all time in Japan, and the ninth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan.
The movie has been number one in box office ranking in Japan for eleven consecutive weeks which only three Japanese movies had ever do so. In worldwide, the film had grossed over 149.8 million US dollars making it the twelfth highest-grossing Japanese film of all-time.
Goro Taniguchi directed One Piece Film Red, while Tsutomu Kuroiwa wrote the screenplay and Oda had full commitment and deep involvement with the movie as it’s the executive producer, character designer, and also the script reviewer of it.
The movie is available now in its original Japanese language with English and Arabic subtitles across theatres in the region.