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Funimation Adds One Piece Film: Gold, Plans Theatrical Run

one-piece-film-gold-visual-001-20161005We are, we are on the cruise for another grand adventure!

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they acquired the license for One Piece Film: Gold. Funimation Films will give the film a limited theatrical run in the United States and Canada, which will run from January 10 – 17, 2017.

Tickets aren’t yet available, but details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Funimation CEO Gen Fukunaga commented on the news, stating:

Fans have been clamoring for news on ‘One Piece Film: Gold’ and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be bringing this blockbuster movie to U.S. and Canadian audiences [… ] We’re confident that this film will create a new generation of fans for the franchise as well as grow the audience for its animated series.

One Piece Film: Gold made its global opening on July 15, at the UAE’s Emirates Palace. The feature opened in Japanese theaters on July 23. Hiroaki Miyamoto (One Piece, Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Cho Collaboration Special!!) directed the feature at Toei Animation, with Masayuki Sato (HappinessCharge PreCure!, Gilgamesh) providing character designs. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (GANTZ:O, One Piece: Heart of Gold) wrote the movie’s script. Series creator Eiichiro Oda was tapped to executive produce.

The feature grossed $10.9 million in its opening weekend, selling through 821,000 tickets.

Funimation describes One Piece Film: Gold as:

The Straw Hat pirates are hitting the big screen once again in an all-new high-flying adventure! The popular series that has captivated fans all over the world unfolds a new saga in the highly anticipated movie, “One Piece Film: Gold.”

The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.

Source: Anime Herald (Press Release)

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