Red continues its box office dominance of animated films
Beautiful singer Uta gets her own wanted poster to celebrate the incredible continued financial success of the movie One Piece: Red.
One Piece Movie: Red reached another impressive milestone at the box office, and mangaka Eiichiro Oda has created new artwork to celebrate.
According to Comic Natalie, the latest film in the iconic pirate anime franchise has grossed 15 billion yen (about $103 million) in just 46 days since its release. Red Film is currently the highest-grossing film in A play franchise and the seventh-highest-grossing animated film of all time, having already surpassed Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and Aging with you; it is also currently the 13th highest-grossing film of any kind in Japanese history. To commemorate the success, Oda created a wanted poster for Uta, the film’s central character.
The fifteenth film of the A play franchise, Red Film sees the Straw Hat Crew travel to Music Island and meets Luffy’s childhood friend Uta, who is a beautiful singer who wishes to fight suffering and pain with the power of music and the estranged daughter of none other than Red-Haired Shanks. Two prequel episodes were released shortly after the film’s debut, giving viewers a glimpse into the connected history of the three characters.
One Piece Film: Red will be released in the domestic market in November
Crunchyroll recently revealed when Red Film would premiere in Western markets. The film hits theaters in New Zealand and Australia on November 3, then makes its epic debut in the United States and Canada the following day. Austrian and German anime fans will be able to see Red Film from October 13.
Oda started posting his beloved A play manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1997; the series has produced over 1,000 individual chapters. The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate captain with a rubber body, and his goofy crew, which includes a talking reindeer, a directional-defying swordsman, and an archaeologist who can manifest extra limbs, like the sails the Grand Line in search of the titular treasure. As the manga finally enters its final major story arc, many fans have begun to speculate as to who Luffy’s final opponent will be. While some theories point to Shanks, others feature characters like Admiral Akainu, Buggy the Clown, and Blackbeard. With over 516 million copies of A play circulating worldwide, Oda’s series is easily the best-selling manga of all time.
oda A play manga is distributed in the US and UK by VIZ Media, and the anime series is available on Crunchyroll.
Source: Comic Natalie, via Anime News Network