Exclusive: One Piece Stampede Anime Film's Dub Clip Previews Start of Pirate Fest

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Film screens in U.S., Canada in October-November

Funimation provided ANN with an exclusive English-dubbed clip on Wednesday from the One Piece Stampede anime film. The clip is from early on in the film and features the MC of the Pirate Fest kicking off the event.

The film will screen in the U.S. in Japanese with English subtitles on October 24, 29, and 31, and it will screen in English on October 26 and 30. In Canada, the film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles on October 25 and November 5, and it will screen in English on October 28 and November 8.

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. The first 3 million theatergoers have received a bonus One Piece Comic -Kan-Banpaku- manga. 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.

The film ranked at #1 in its opening weekend. The movie sold 356,052 tickets on 429 screens in 352 theaters on its opening day, the largest first-day attendance record at the Japanese box office so far in 2019. The new film eventually sold 1,254,372 tickets for 1,646,321,500 yen (about US$15.64 million) from Friday to Monday in its opening weekend. (That Monday was a holiday in Japan.) The film earned 8.4% more and sold 15.3% more tickets over its first four days than One Piece Film Gold. The film has earned a cumulative total of 5,377,145,700 (about US$50.12 million) as of September 22.

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