Anime Limited, now a Plaion Pictures brand, making it part of the Embracer Group and sister to Dark Horse, Fantasy Flight Games, Edge and Asmodee, is bringing the iconic One Piece to UK cinema.
The ticket hunt is valid, and the original release focused just around London. Now, though, with a release date of 4th November. There are over 270 cinemas taking part, and this includes some IMAX and 4DX screens.
One Piece is a hugely popular manga and also a very popular anime, and Red is doing very well in Japan. How well? It’sIt’s been the most popular thing in Japanese theatres for nearly three months.
Reviewers are saying that it is a good film to start your One Piece journey off on as while it is full of tribute, it is also fairly self-contained. Here’s the synopsis;
Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world 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.
It’s a new story, too, not found in the manga and written just for the screen.
The song is “New Genesis” by Ado and is doing as well as the feature-length. It’s the first-ever Japanese song to top Apple’s Global Top 100 charts.
I had a One Piece Film: Red trailer when I went to see Black Adam, which threw me. Why? It was in English. The 4th November release will be in Japanese and with English subtitled, then from 5th November, there will also be an English dubbed release except for the IMAX.
Andrew Partridge, CEO and Co-Founder of Anime Limited, told the press;
One Piece is deeply loved in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and rightly so. It’s our privilege and honour to be able to bring such an exhilarating chapter of the One Piece saga to the big screen in the biggest way possible.”
- Cinema tickets: One Piece Film: Red.
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