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One Piece Stampede Film Sees Biggest 1st-Day Attendance in Japan So Far in 2019

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350,000+ tickets sold on opening day on Friday

Toei announced at a stage greeting event on Saturday that the One Piece Stampede anime film earned the largest first-day attendance record at the Japanese box office so far in 2019. The film opened on Friday and 356,052 people attended screenings on Friday (the numbers include anyone who attended screenings more than once).

The film marks the anime's 20th anniversary. The first 3 million theatergoers will receive the One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku- manga. Fuji TV describes the film's story:

The world's greatest exposition of the pirates, by the pirates, for the pirates - the Pirates Festival. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Crew receive an invitation from its host Buena Festa who is known as the Master of Festivities. They arrive to find a venue packed with glamorous pavilions and many pirates including the ones from the Worst Generation. The place is electric.

Guest cast members include:

Naoto Takenaka, Chinese singer and model Ron Monroe, and the YouTuber group Fischer's will also voice characters in the film.

The latest anime film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film Gold, opened in Japan in July 2016. Funimation screened the film with an English dub in theaters in the United States in January 2017. The company then released the film on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May 2017.

A One Piece film opened every year in Japan between 2000-2009. The 30-minute One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase film opened in March 2011, and One Piece Film Z opened in December 2012.

Sources: One Piece franchise's Twitter account, Cinema Today (磯部正和)


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