One Piece Film Gold Adds Naoto Takenaka, Masakazu Mimura to Guest Cast

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Film opens on July 23 on 743 screens with 2D, 3D, 4DX, MX4D screenings

The staff of the One Piece Film Gold anime movie announced on Wednesday that actor Naoto Takenaka and comedian Masakazu Mimura are joining the film's guest cast.

Takenaka will voice the characters Double Down and White Jack (pictured below). Double Down is a person who gets caught in the traps of Gran Tesoro, while White Jack is a quack doctor and participant in the "turtle car race." Takenaka previously voiced the character of Shiki in the One Piece television anime and the One Piece Film Strong World movie.

Mimura will voice Saint Kamael (pictured below), a World Noble descended from those who created the World Government. He is sent to Gran Tesoro to collect Heavenly Tribute.

The guest cast also includes:

One Piece Film Gold will open on July 23 in Japan on 743 screens, which is the largest for any Japanese film. The film will screen with English and Chinese subtitles in five cities in Japan from July 23 to August 5. The film is also getting screenings in 3D, 4DX, and MX4D.

The "YOKOSO! EIGAKAN!" 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…

Original manga creator Eiichiro Oda is serving as the film's executive producer as well as being credited with the original work. 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.

Source: Comic Natalie

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