ONE PIECE FILM: RED aims to win the hearts of European fans after shattering box office records in Japan

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    ONE PIECE FILM: RED aims to win the hearts of European fans after shattering box office records in Japan

    – The excitement is bubbling over as film screenings and events are starting to pop up all over Europe! –

    Paris, France – August 12 2022 – The voice of One Piece has never been more powerful than today! The August 6th release of One Piece Film: Red in Japan was a massive success. In 2022 so far in Japan, it is the highest grossing movie in its first weekend of release making a total of 2,254,237,030 JPY, approximately 16 530 320 Euros, at the box office. In two days alone, admission was granted to a total of  1,579,552  movie-goers.


    Time has come for One Piece, the longest running series in the history of Toei Animation, to reach a new milestone and win the hearts of European audiences. Toei Animation Europe and its partners have prepared events and premieres for the film which will include meet-and-greets for long-time fans and new-comers alike.

    “This past weekend marked the official release of One Piece Film: Red in Japan. Simultaneously, the film also premiered in France with a dedicated screening at Le Grand Rex before its national release, on August 10th. Many more screenings and activities will take place across Europe in the upcoming months, including retail events, concerts, cinema screenings and much more. So please make sure to follow all the latest updates on what’s happening near you.”
    “It’s the best occasion to celebrate the biggest brand of the entertainment world,” explains Ryuji Kochi, President of Toei Animation Europe.

    Beyond the phenomenon:
    In July 2022, One Piece celebrated the 25th anniversary of its very first appearance as a manga in Shonen  Jump  in 1997. In July 2022 , the total number of sales worldwide exceeded 500 million copies! The global phenomenon is every bit as powerful as when the first One Piece episode aired in Japan in 1999, with faithful legions of fans and celebrity devotees in every corner of the word. With more than 1,000 episodes broadcasted in 80 countries, 13 feature films released, and the Guinness World Record awarded to manga creator Eiichiro Oda for the “most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”, One Piece has established itself on the cultural landscape of an entire generation. 

    Join thousands of fans as they come to celebrate the movie ONE PIECE FILM: RED.

    EMEA press kit is available here:

    Uta, the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”, is renowned for concealing her own identity. For the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. The venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans—excited pirates, the Navy, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance. As her resounding voice fills the venue, the spectators and fans are stunned to find out that she is really Shanks’ daughter.

    ONE PIECE FILM: RED – Global Release Dates
    France, French-speaking Switzerland, Belgium and Magreb
    Movie release date: August 10th, 2022 distributed by Pathé 
    Premiere in Paris: August 6th
    National release in each of these countries

    Germany (+ Austria )
    Movie release date : October 13th, 2022 distributed by Crunchyroll
    Premiere: October 11th
    National release 
    Save the date: Gamescom 2022.
    Press kit:

    Spain (subtitled and dubbed into Spanish and Catalan): Winter 2022 distributed by Selecta Vision
    Premiere: TBD
    National release 
    Spanish press kit and trailer:

    Movie release date: Fall  2022, distributed by Anime Factory
    Premiere: TBD
    Save the date: Lucca Comics & Games 2022
    One Piece Film: RED will be a great occasion to celebrate the year of One Piece together with all the fans with a series of incredible events, full of gadgets and surprises.
    TOEI Animation Europe is proud to bring to Lucca Comics & Games 2022 the biggest One Piece event ever seen in Italy!

    Movie EMEA release calendar confirmed for 2022
    France: August 10th, 2022
    Belgium: August 10th, 2022 
    Morocco: August 10th, 2022 
    Algeria: August 10th, 2022 
    Switzerland: August 10th, 2022 
    Dutch Speaking Belgium: September 7th, 2022
    Netherlands: September 8th, 2022
    Romania: October 14th, 2022 
    Germany, Austria:: October 13th
    MENA: November 3rd, 2022
    Italy : TBD 
    Northern, Eastern Europe and Africa TBD
    Ireland: TBD
    United Kingdom: TBD

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    Twitter: @EuropeToei

    About One Piece:
    The One Piece series is the adaptation of the eponymous manga created by Eiichiro Oda in 1997. Since then, One Piece has become an international hit, with over  500 million copies of the manga sold worldwide. For over 10 years, the One Piece manga has ranked #1 in sales in France. Produced by Toei Animation since its debut in 1999, the animated One Piece series comprises over 1,000 episodes. 

    About Toei Animation Europe:
    With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Paris, Toei Animation ranks among 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 and the Middle East. Among its most famous series are Captain Harlock, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Sailor Moon, and One Piece.

    About Toei Animation:
    Toei Animation Co., Ltd. ranks amongst the world’s most prolific animation production studios. The company’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing with sales offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Since its founding in 1956, Toei Animation Co., Ltd. has produced more than 13,316 episodes of TV series (more than 230 titles) and more than 258 long feature films (as of March 2022). 

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