Date: 2022 October 24 20:17
Posted by Joe
The good folks at Anime Limited have sent us a reminder about the upcoming new One Piece Film: Red which has now expanded it's screenings to over 270 cinemas and IMAX screens across the United Kingdom and Ireland from 4 November 2022.
Visit onepiecefilm.red to find a screening near you
Press release as follows:
ANIME BLOCKBUSTER "ONE PIECE FILM: RED" EXPANDS TO OVER 270 SCREENS
©Eichiro Oda/2022 "One Piece" production committee
Anime Limited and Toei Animation are releasing One Piece Film: Red, the latest feature film in the iconic anime franchise, exclusively in over 270 cinemas and IMAX screens across the United Kingdom and Ireland from 4 November 2022. The film has been a box office sensation back home in Japan - where it's the highest grossing film of the year and has held #1 at the Weekend Box Office for over 11 weeks!
Is One Piece Film: Red Just for Fans?
No! Although One Piece is a long-running franchise and jumping in can seem daunting, One Piece Film: Red is Uta's story and her journey is relatable to everyone - whether you've been sailing with the Straw Hats since day one or are trying out One Piece for the very first time. With such a vast world, there will naturally be some winks and nods for those existing fans, but Uta wants to unite the world in song - whether you've heard them before or not.
Watch the trailer HERE!
One Piece started life as a manga comic series by Eiichiro Oda in 1997 and is still serialised to this day in the Weekly Shonen JUMP magazine - the home of other popular manga such as Dragon Ball Z. One Piece is the best-selling manga series in history, having recently celebrated the publication of its 1,000th chapter, and setting the Guinness World Record for the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author. An anime TV series has been broadcast since its premiere in 1999, further increasing the popularity of One Piece around the globe.
What is One Piece about?
Wealth, fame, power...
Gold Roger, the King of the Pirates, attained everything the world has to offer.
The words he uttered just before his death drove people to the seas:
"My treasure? If you want it, you can have it! Find it! I left everything this world has to offer there!"
And so, men head for the Grand Line in pursuit of their dreams!
The world has truly entered a Great Pirate Era!
One Piece is an action-adventure series following Monkey D. Luffy and his crew the Straw Hat Pirates - each with their own dreams and fun personalities - as they journey across the world's seas in search of the "One Piece" treasure, left behind by the King of the Pirates, Gold Roger. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates have been on countless adventures over the years, fighting everyone from fellow pirates to the Navy who police the seas, and more - all in the name of staying true to their dreams.
What is One Piece Film: Red?
One Piece Film: Red is the franchise's latest feature film adventure, telling a brand-new story not found in the original manga. The franchise's original creator Eiichiro Oda is overseeing the project as Executive Producer, and also designed the new characters introduced in this story, including Uta, the most beloved singer in the world - and the daughter of Shanks, the legendary pirate who inspired the series' protagonist Monkey D. Luffy.
If you'd like to learn more about the world of One Piece, stay tuned for more information as we head closer to the release of One Piece Film: Red!
Want to read One Piece? Read the manga via Shonen JUMP - the first 3 chapters are free!
To book tickets, please visit onepiecefilm.red
ONE PIECE FILM: RED IS RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY IN UK & IRISH CINEMAS AND IMAX FROM 4 NOVEMBER 2022
Watch the trailer HERE!
About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow, Anime Limited is Europe's premiere distributor for Japanese animation, renowned for bespoke collector's editions of fan-favourite anime and soundtracks, connecting Western audiences with creators across languages and oceans, and helping to bring anime front and centre in cinemas. Anime Limited proudly produces releases from the biggest franchises in anime including Cowboy Bebop, Attack on Titan, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Mobile Suit Gundam, Tokyo Ghoul, Your Name, Weathering With You, Mirai, BELLE and JUJUTSU KAISEN.
About Toei Animation Europe:
With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris, Toei Animation ranks amongst the world's most prolific animation production studios.
Toei Animation's operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Founded in 2004, Toei Animation Europe is in charge of the distribution and exploitation of Toei Animation's animated series in Europe, Africa, Russia and the Middle East.
Among its most famous series are Digimon, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon, and One Piece.