One Piece Film Gold, the 13th feature film based on the world’s bestselling manga, hit Japanese theaters last Saturday, grossing nearly 11 million dollars in its first two days. The movie appeared on a reported 743 screens, the largest for any Japanese movie ever. Anime News Network reports that One Piece Film Gold even bested Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’ shown on 653 screens in April 2015.
33 countries, including the US and Canada, will screen the film. We will update with US screening dates when they are announced.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
Set in Grantesoro, an independent country chartered by the World Government, home of the world’s greatest entertainment city where well-known pirates, [Marines], and millionaires throughout the world gather in an “absolute sanctuary” that even the World Government can’t touch.
There, Luffy and the others meet the ruler of the country, the golden emperor Guild Tesoro who easily wins pirates, the [Marines], and even the World Government over to his side with money. He is about to take action to satisfy his bottomless ambition which may result in major changes in power relationships in the New World…
800 manga chapters, 750 anime episodes and 13 movies after the manga’s 1997 release, One Piece is still gaining momentum as a world-conquering anime franchise.