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One Piece Film Gold Gets English/Chinese Subtitles in 5 Japanese Cities

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1st film in tourism program to play with subtitles on opening day, July 23

Japanese entertainment company T-Joy announced that it will screen the One Piece Film Gold anime with English and Chinese subtitles in five Japanese cities from July 23 to August 5. The film will screen in Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and T-Joy Prince Shinagawa, Kanagawa's Yokohama Burg 13, Kyoto's T-Joy Kyoto, Osaka's Umeda Burg 7, and Fukuoka's T-Joy Hakata theaters.

The screening is part of the "YOKOSO! EIGAKAN!" program which allows overseas visitors to view Japanese theatrical films with foreign language subtitles. In the past, the program added subtitles a few weeks after each film's opening day. One Piece Film Gold will be the program's first film to add subtitles on the same day it opens nationwide (July 23).

Tesoro: Welcome to the world's largest entertainment city, Grantesoro!
Text: The ultimate entertainment begins!!!
Text: Golden Emperor - Guild Tesoro
Text: I am the owner of this ship. My name is Gild Tesoro.
Luffy: Go!!
Carina: I said before, didn't I? The one who's tricked is the loser.
Akainu: So you're saying for me to just let this slide??
Man: Most people know him as "Monster." Tesoro: Everything will be dominated by gold!
Text: The monster of the New World begins to move
Tesoro: Those without money can't obtain anything!
Tesoro: Their only choice is to be controlled.
Luffy: I'm telling you... I won't be controlled!
Sanji: You damn jerk!
Chopper: Zoro!
Tesoro: Become enraged, Straw Hat!!
Everything you tried to protect will be swallowed up by my power!
Text: Is what awaits them domination?
Nami: Luffy!
Luffy: You're exactly like that one guy I hate so much!
Text: Or freedom?
Tesoro: This is the form of a god!
Luffy: Tesoro!!

The program's website describes the film's story:

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…

Kazuhiro Yamaji (Kamen Rider Blade's Kei Karasuma, Psycho-Pass' Jouji Saiga, One Piece's Senor Pink) will guest star in the film as the main antagonist Gild Tesoro (pictured far left in image at right). Gild Tesoro a casino king who controls the huge golden ship Gran Tesoro. He is a devil fruit user who ate the "Gol Gol fruit." He is an extremely rich man who is said to possess 20% of the monetary "Beli" that exist in the world.

The cast members include:

Hikari Mitsushima as Carina, a popular and mysterious songstress in Gild Tesoro's crew, with ties to Nami's past.

Gaku Hamada as Mr. Tanaka, a devil fruit user who ate the "nuke nuke" fruit. With his secretive devil fruit powers he is in charge of Gran Tesoro's internal security.

Nanao as Baccarat, a devil fruit user who ate the "lucky lucky" fruit. When she touches someone, their luck changes. She is a mysterious and elegant woman who acts as an escort for the Straw Hat pirates. She is Gran Tesoro's concierge who attends to VIPs visiting the area.

Kinya Kitaōji as Reizu Max, a famous gambler who is actually a key figure in the Revolutionary Army.

Comedian Kendo Kobayashi as Dice, a gigantic card dealer and part of Gild Tesoro's crew

Actor Arata Furuta as Kent Beef Jr. and Pork, two partners who compete in the turtle car race with Luffy

Comedian Korokke as Jimmy Myers, another turtle car racer, and the Red Eyed Owls that cry out when intruders are detected

Comedian Nadaru as Morkin, a member of the Long Long Pirates who attack the Straw Hat Pirates

GLIM SPANKY performs the film's main theme song "Ikari o Kure yo." Mayumi Kojima performs the insert song "Gold & Jive ~ Silver Ocean" that will appear in the film's opening sequence. Kojima previously performed the opening theme song for Ghost Hound. The song will be a "big band swing" song over 10 minutes long.

Original manga creator Eiichiro Oda is serving as the film's executive producer as well as being credited with the original work. Oda also served as the executive producer for the previous film in the franchise, One Piece Film Z. Additionally, Oda also designed the various new costumes for the Straw Hat crew for the film, drew the rough drafts for the new characters, and also drew the film's first visual (pictured at left).

Hiroaki Miyamoto (One Piece episodes 352-679, assistant director for One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island) is directing the film, and Tsutomu Kuroiwa (live-action Black Butler film, live-action Liar Game: The Final Stage film, live-action The Perfect Insider TV series) is writing the script. Masayuki Sato designed the characters for animation, and is also serving as chief animation director. Kazuo Ogura is the art director, while Nobuhito Sue is credited for art setting.

The first film in the "YOKOSO! EIGAKAN!" program was Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', which played with English subtitles in three of the same theaters from May to June last year. The second film was The Anthem of the Heart, which played in the same theaters last October. The third film was Garakowa -Restore the World-, which played in January.

Source: animeanime.jp

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