“One Piece Film: Gold” Set for N. American Debut

One Piece Film: Gold
One Piece Film: Gold

Funimation Films has released a theatrical teaser trailer for the North American debut of One Piece Film: Gold, the thirteenth film in the One Piece Gold manga series that started in the year 2000. Directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto and produced by Toei Animation, the feature length (119 minutes) movie will hit theaters  January 10-17, 2017.

One Piece Gold was originally a manga series that was later adapted in to a television series.  The manga series has sold over 380 million copies, which makes it the best selling manga series of all time. The television show aired seven hundred and sixty episodes and spawn a series of twelve films.

Now, the hit series is once again being further for the silver screen in this latest installment in the One Piece Film series.

Casting includes, among many others, Kazuhiro Yamaji (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Ghost in the Shell) as Gild Tesoro, Gaku Hamada (Hero, Ultraman, Fish Story) as Mr Tanaka, Hikari Mitsushima (Hello Monday, Hara-kiri: Death of a Samauri) as Carina and Nanao (Kaito Yamaneko,  Heat, Doctor X) as Baccarat

When the movie debuted in Japan on seven hundred and forth three movie theaters screens and it raked in over $50,000,000 in US dollars.  On November 11th, the movie launch in the Chinese market to a massive audience.  All told, the movie will see screens in thirty three countries around the globe including China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Singapore, The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, the Republic of Malta and the Vatican.

Now, the United States gets to enjoy this huge successful franchise.




SYNOPSIS: The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.