The official web site for the One Piece Movie Crimson anime revealed on Tuesday that the movie has bought over 13.79 million tickets and earned over 19 billion yen (about US$144 million) within the Japanese field workplace as of Tuesday, January 10, its 157th day within the Japanese field workplace. To commemorate the feat, Eiichiro Oda drew a visible that depicts Zoro and Sanji in a wished poster as with many of the franchise’s essential characters, however with the movie’s earnings as an alternative of a bounty quantity.
The movie topped Japan’s field workplace for 2022 by way of yen earned and tickets bought. One Piece Movie Crimson opened in Japan on August 6 final 12 months, and it’ll finish its run in theaters in Japan on January 29.
The film has grow to be the franchise’s highest-selling and highest-earning movie installment, by way of each the variety of tickets bought and yen earned on the field workplace. The anime is each the #6 all-time highest-earning anime movie in Japan and the #9 all-time highest-earning movie in Japan. The Field Workplace Mojo web site lists it because the #25 movie of 2022 worldwide, whereas The Quantity web site lists it at #30.
Crunchyroll launched One Piece Movie Crimson in the US and Canada on November 4 final 12 months, and in Australia and New Zealand on November 3. The movie crossed US$12,768,073 in its second week in the US, rating at #8 on the U.S. field workplace.
The movie facilities on a brand new character named Uta, Shanks’ daughter. Kaori Nazuka is the talking voice of Uta, whereas Ado is the character’s singing voice. Ado additionally performs the movie’s theme tune “Shinjidai” (“New Genesis”). Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! particular) directed One Piece Movie Crimson. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Movie Gold, One Piece: Coronary heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, live-action Black Butler) wrote the screenplay, and One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda himself served as government producer.
One Piece Movie Crimson is a bombastic movie that manages to spin a enjoyable yarn in an fascinating setting. Whether or not that charges as a robust displaying or run-of-the-mill meh will rely drastically on how you’re feeling about tie-in motion pictures like this.
Shonen action-adventure collection have an odd relationship with motion pictures. A lot of them are non-canon, enjoyable aspect adventures that do not essentially need to exist wherever within the established timeline. These are sometimes thrilling romps that ship what the collection is all about in a shorter time-frame while not having a number of buildup or lore data. Different movies discover beforehand underserved areas of the narrative, performing as prequels or aspect tales that illuminate the principle occasions of the collection correct with characters who may in any other case not seem. Then there are these canon movies which star the principle forged and try and, properly, simply add to the story of the hero(es) as we perceive it. Every strategy has its strengths and weaknesses, and a giant a part of being a fan of those collection is the neighborhood squabbling over which movies are one of the best or worst and so forth.
One Piece Movie Crimson kind of tries to be all these moods without delay. I feel it manages to take action fairly efficiently, however partly that has to do with the place One Piece is at as a collection. Very similar to Stampede, I ponder if Movie Crimson’s legacy will change over time.
Finally, that is Uta’s film. How you’re feeling in regards to the movie and the enjoyment you get out of it’ll rely virtually completely on whether or not you get pleasure from Uta. She is the literal and figurative star of the present, taking over a lot of the display time and getting all the massive emotional beats all through. The entire movie rides one whether or not you reply to he as a personality. Given how distinctive she is, that could be difficult for some viewers as a result of Uta is a pop star at the beginning. One Piece has definitely had musicians and sound-based characters previously, however Uta is a step past that. Uta is an idol, with the entire focus and vitality that entails, which is wholly totally different from, say, the way in which Brook is a rock star as an off-screen time skip exercise. Uta has extremely detailed choreography, legions of raving followers, and punctiliously orchestrated design components. She has emerged fully-formed and able to be adored, plugged in to Luffy’s backstory in a approach few different characters are and placed on a pedestal virtually immediately.
Which is all to say that I hope you get pleasure from what is basically an anime music video compilation, as a result of there’s a whole lot of music right here. Uta sings as she fights and fights as she sings, doing meticulously choreographed dance strikes whereas summoning magical armaments to do battle with. For some people this is likely to be a bridge too far, however for myself I feel it largely works with just a few caveats.
To start with, there is a long-standing custom of this kind of factor in anime. I grew up on Robotech/Macross, so pop idols and excessive motion scenes are a traditional pairing in my eyes. Uta’s distinctive strategy to combating makes her each extra and fewer highly effective than many different Satan Fruit customers on the identical time. It is a powerful needle to string, attempting to stability how can she be a menace to the Straw Hats with out undermining the ability of lots of the staff’s prior foes, however I feel the staff largely nails it. And it is also not out of bounds for a song-based opponent to problem the staff – suppose Large Mother and her sing-a-longs – I feel it really works, particularly given the style change to extra of a pop idol vibe.
The difficulty for me is that I can not inform whether or not I am falling into what I might name the Stampede lure. See, One Piece Stampede was a giant deal when it got here out, with jaw-dropping visuals and the potential for seeing a number of my favourite characters on display once more for the primary time in a very long time. The sensation then was that Stampede was displaying me One Piece at a visible stage that was merely not possible for the weekly anime. However that was three years in the past. Lately the animation high quality and sheer spectacle of Toei’s weekly work is so excessive caliber that Stampede has misplaced a few of its luster. It nonetheless has its moments do not get me flawed, however its flaws are extra obvious now that the weekly collection is giving us a whole lot of what it provided.
I fear that Movie Crimson is fulfilling an analogous position for me however in a story sense. For the time being we have solely simply gotten out of Wano within the manga after having spent 4 years there, and the anime continues to be neck deep in Roof Piece massive punch battles (and will likely be for the foreseeable future). As a lot as I like all these things, it’s no secret that Wano is very large and has taken endlessly to get by, with dozens upon dozens of recent characters who get much more consideration than the unique forged I fell in love with. One of many unwanted side effects of studying/watching Wano weekly is that it has given me a kind of nostalgia for One Piece’s earlier arcs. I discover myself pining for days of shorter tales on easier islands the place the Straw Hats have been the focus and their relationships took priority. Movie Crimson offers me these emotions in some ways, a totally self-contained story that’s wrapped up in two hours. Whereas the story is in the end Uta’s, her connections to Luffy and Shanks (present characters I already like who I wish to know extra about) is central to her id.
One Piece Movie Crimson is a enjoyable romp that appears nice and sound nice too, with terrific voice performing and catchy tunes. It provides to the world with out overshadowing what got here earlier than it. However I do surprise how a lot of my enjoyment stems from the truth that it’s giving me one thing that I do not really feel the collection itself is giving me in the mean time, and if – like Stampede – my estimation of it’ll fade with time.