One Piece: Red Becomes Toei's Biggest Anime Movie

One Piece: Red has become a success since hitting theaters in Japan and for good reason. The fifteenth film of the franchise not only brings back Luffy's former mentor, Red-Haired Shanks, back to the Straw Hat Pirates' story but also took the opportunity to introduce us to his daughter, Uta. However, it would seem the success of Red is so big that it has become the biggest film released by Toei Animation to date.                  

So far, One Piece: Red has made over ten billion yen at the Japanese box office, which translates to a staggering $73 million dollars in US currency. This means that over 7.2 million people have seen the movie in Japan alone and the box office totals will only get bigger as the movie looks to hit theaters around the world thanks to a partnership between Toei and Crunchyroll this fall.

The Official One Piece Twitter Account shared the big news with a new visual from the film, along with original art from the creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda:

If you want to learn more about One Piece: Red, Crunchyroll has an official description for the fifteenth film

"Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, which she sings with while concealing her true identity, has been described as otherworldly. She will appear in public for the first time at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans — excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance — the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is "Shanks' daughter. Uta stands on the stage, with the ordinary wish of "Making the world happy with my music. There's Gordon, a mysterious character who knows Uta's past, and glimpses of Shanks' shadow. On Elegia, the island of music, Luffy and Uta reunite for the first time since they last met 12 years ago in Foosha Village."    

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