One Piece: Stampede has just hit another milestone in the world of box office returns, passing the $5 Billion Yen mark in terms of current tickets sold. While fans in the west clamor for any announcement as to when the story of the Pirate Expo will be brought to over to this side of the world, the franchise has decided to celebrate this recent milestone by releasing a fast paced new promotional video. The video itself shows off the absolutely gigantic cast of pirates that make up One Piece: Stampede, as they all attempt to outrace one another to gain possession of a long lost treasure of Gol D. Roger. What else does the video contain for fans of the Grand Line?
Twitter User Spytrue shared the recently released promotional video, which features an absolutely staggering number of old and new fan favorite pirates, with most of them releasing their signature moves in celebration of this recent money making announcement:
While the main storyline of the One Piece franchise that is currently running in both the anime and the manga proper is the "Wano Country Arc", Stampede has managed to garner a lot of interest in terms of riling up fanfare and creating a story that plays on all of the series' strengths. Amazingly, the movie manages to include nearly all of the pirates that we've seen Monkey D Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates encounter as they attempt to discover the One Piece treasure as they sail the Grand Line.
While a theatrical release date has yet to be confirmed proper for the west, it is without a doubt that the fourteenth film of the One Piece franchise will be making its way to our side of the world sooner rather than later. Whether or not our favorite pirates will manage to survive the Wano Country Arc to return for fifteenth film is a question for another day!
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Eiichiro Oda's One Piece first began serialization in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997. It has since been collected into over 80 volumes, and has been a critical and commercial success worldwide with many of the volumes breaking printing records in Japan. The manga has even set a Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book by a single author, and is the best-selling manga series worldwide with over 430 million copies sold. The series still ranked number one in manga sales in 2018, which surprised fans of major new entries.