This has been a very busy year for one pieceand not only because of its manga or the final act of the series, since it is not the only thing that keeps the series active lately, but more especially because of its recent return to theaters in Japan, with One Piece: Redthe movie that is proving just how profitable the Straw Hat team is, and now, thanks to a recent update, fans have learned when the new movie is coming to the Americas.
You see, this update was courtesy of Toei Animation and All Place’s University of South Carolina, after all, the school had their band perform a special tribute to the film during their game with Rice this weekend, where while the USC Athletics covered the event, the school-led team informed viewers that One Piece: Red will be coming to America in the month of October.
And despite the fact that an exact date has not been revealed so far, it is expected to be released in the fall, that is, this will be the second major release of Toei Animation that will reach the United States and Latin America this year, since the company welcomed Dragon Ball Super: Super Heroduring the month of August.
Now, as for One Piece: Red, the film has already been released in various foreign markets and has grossed $100.5 million as such, so it’s worth noting that when the film was released in Japan, it grossed over $12 million. billion yen in doing so, including One Piece: Red marked the highest-grossing anime opening of all time in Japan, and the film is this year’s highest-grossing entry at the Japanese box office during 2022, quite a milestone.
So, if you are not familiar with the new One Piece movie, you still have time to catch up before it arrives, in the meantime we share the official synopsis: “Uta, the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, with which she sings while hiding her true identity, has been described as ‘otherworldly’. She will appear in public for the first time in a live concert.”
“As the place fills up with all kinds of Uta fans – excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who just came to enjoy his sound performance – the voice that everyone has been waiting is about to resound.”
The story begins with the shocking fact that she is the “Shank’s daughter”so when Uta stands on the stage, wishing to “Make the world happy with your music”Gordon appears, a mysterious character who knows Uta’s past and glimpses the shadow of Shanks, now the island of music brings together Luffy and Uta for the first time since they last saw each other 12 years ago in Foosha Village.