One Piece Film: Red ready to break more box office records in Europe

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    – After breaking massive box office records in Japan of over 11.69 million theater admissions and a box office revenue of 16.2 billion yen (116.24 million USD), the fourth film in the series directed by Eiichiro Oda is set to break more records in Europe! –

    Paris – October 13th, 2022 – May the voice of One Piece enchant you! Today, Toei Animation Europe and its partners**are thrilled to update the release calendar of  One Piece Film: Red in Europe, the Middle-East and beyond!  From screenings with limited seating, movie premieres, a meet-and-greet with legendary director Gorō Taniguchi, to special events with voice actors, the phenomenon of One Piece Film: Red will take the breath away of millions of fans this fall. 

    Next stop: Germany and Austria for the national release of the movie, distributed by Crunchyroll from today, October 13th. 

    Ranked among the highest grossing movies in Japan, France, North-Africa, Netherlands
    Numbers speak for themselves: 9 weeks after its release in the Japanese box office, One Piece Film: Red reached over 16,2 billion yen (116.24 million USD) and the number is still increasing.

    One Piece Film: Red is praised by millions of Japanese, French and Dutch fans and is already confirmed to be one of the best films from the One Piece franchise and the best anime film of 2022, with more than 11,000,000 viewers in Japan and over 1,000,000 viewers in French-speaking Europe,” announced Ryuji Kochi, President of Toei Animation Europe.

    The premieres of One Piece Film: Red throughout Europe started this summer in France and premieres in other countries are quickly approaching while seats are filling up fast! There are even some exciting events in each territory that fans can attend to celebrate the film and the One Piece phenomenon, including exclusive appearances by Gorō Taniguchi (Director), Masayuki Sato (Animation Director and Character Designer), Hiroaki Shibata (Producer), as well as the voice actors. Be sure to check out the details below and book your tickets for the premiere!

    ONE PIECE FILM: RED – Global Release Dates and events premieres Fall 2022 – Western Europe

    Germany & Austria
    Movie release date : October 13th, 2022 distributed by Crunchyroll
    Premiere: October 11th, 2022, Delphi Filmpalast am Zoo (Berlin) with guests, Komaki Aya (Assistant Chief Director/Concert Scene Director) and Izumi Shinji (Producer). Discover a special piece of art on sight.
    Special event: Special movie-designed Truck Tour with Bandai Namco Europe across Berlin from October 1st – 13th, 2022. A big One Piece hat can be witnessed at Hackescher Markt from October 7th – 13th.

    Movie release date: October 14th, 2022 distributed by Bad Unicorn  
    Premiere: October 6th, 2022 in Bucharest at Cinema City AFI Cotroceni in presence of the president of Toei Animation Europe, Ryuji Kochi.
    Tickets available here : 

    Movie release date: November 3rd, 2022 (subtitled and dubbed into Spanish/Catalan); distributed by Selecta Vision
    Premiere of dubbed version (Spanish/Catalan): Barcelona (Phenomena) and Madrid (Palacio de la Prensa) on November 3rd.
    This event will include exclusive appearances by 3 major guests: Goro Taniguchi (Director), Masayuki Sato (Character Designer and Animator), and Hiroaki Shibata (Producer)
    Tickets are available here:
    For the Phenomena event
    For the event at Palacio de la Prensa

    Movie release date: December 1st, 2022, national release of the dubbed version, distributed by Anime factory.
    Event: One Piece Film: RED will take over the whole city of Lucca during Lucca Comics & Games 2022!
    Premiere: At the Cinema Astra in the Lucca Comics & Games 2022 on October 29th. Red carpet and press conference will be held with guests including the film director, Gorō Taniguchi (Film Director), Masayuki Sato (Animation Director), and Hiroaki Shibata (Producer).

    United Kingdom & Ireland
    Movie release date: November 4th, 2022, distributed by All the Anime
    Premiere Event: On November 4th, 2022, a special event hosted by Anime Limited will take place at the Vue West End cinema in London’s famous Leicester Square (famous for film premiere events in the UK), with special appearances by Gorō Taniguchi (Film Director), Masayuki Sato (Animation Director). Fans attending the premiere event can also enjoy special giveaways and goodies promoting the release of the film across the UK and Ireland.
    Tickets are available here.

    Movie Release date:  November 3rd, 2022 distributed by Front Row 

    For the rest of Europe and MENA countries, please check out this list for the film’s release dates and events (distributed by Piece of Magic): 

    Nordic and Scandinavian 
    Movie release dates: Denmark (Nov. 3rd), Sweden (Nov. 4th), Iceland (Nov. 4th), Norway (Nov. 18th), Finland (January 2023 date TBC)

    South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and central Asia
    Movie release date: from October 27th, 2022 including, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,  Kyrgyzstan

    South-East Europe: from November 3rd 2022 Movie release date: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo. Greece

    For more information please check the release calendar movie here.

    Instagram : @toei_animation_europe
    Twitter: @EuropeToei

    Movie Synopsis:
    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

    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.

    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 since July 2022. 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 Dragon Ball, Captain Harlock, 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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