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One Piece Stampede Film Director Approves of Funimation's English Dub

posted on by Kim Morrissy
Usopp's English voice actor says that the main dub case was chosen by Eiichiro Oda himself

The One Piece Stampede anime film director Takashi Otsuka posted on Twitter that he enjoyed Funimation's English dub of the film. He wrote: "I never thought that my last look at Stampede in the cinemas would be in Hawaii! I could see the respect that the English dub actors and director have for the original. It's an amazing work. I'm so thankful to Funimation! I hope they put the English dub on the DVD. And the subtitles too! The liberal translation choices are really interesting."

The tweet was highlighted by Toei Animation's English Twitter account:

Sonny Strait, the English voice actor of Usopp, commented on Toei Animation's tweet and added that "the main English dub cast was chosen by Oda himself."

One Piece Stampede marks the 20th anniversary of the anime inspired by Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga. The film opened in Japan on August 9. Funimation describes the film's story:

Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat pirate crew are invited to a massive Pirate Festival that brings many of the most iconic characters from throughout the franchise to participate in competition with the Straw Hats to find Roger's treasure. It also pits the Straw Hats against a new enemy named Bullet, a former member of Roger's crew.

In Japan, the film has earned a cumulative total of 5,377,145,700 yen (about US$50.12 million) as of September 22. In the United States, the film earned US$413,015 in 538 theaters on its opening day on October 24 to rank at #6 for the day. The film's per-screen average of US$767 was higher than any other film in the top 10 that day. The English dub screened on October 26 and 30.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via Comicbook.com (Nick Valdez)]


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