One Piece Film: Red, the latest movie in the One Piece franchise that launched in Japan earlier this month, is coming to cinemas in the Middle East starting Nov. 3, 2022. The movie will be available in Japanese with English and Arabic subtitles across theatres in the region.
A representative from Front Row Entertainment told Arab News Japan: “We know how big One Piece is in the Middle East region and we were very happy to see how successful it’s been upon its release in Japan. We’re very excited to release One Piece Film: Red here and we can’t wait for people to watch it.”
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 fifteenth 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, 2021 in commemoration of the One Piece anime episode 1000’s release and as part of the 25th anniversary of One Piece manga.
The movie opened on Aug. 6, 2022 in Japan and got over 1.2 billion yen in its opening day, which is the biggest opening for a One Piece film ever, 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.
The movie grossed over 8 billion yen making it the highest-grossing film of the One Piece franchise in the country and third highest grossing Japanese film of 2022.
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.