The 13th One Piece movie, One Piece Gold Film was a big success in the Japanese box office. Good news for fans in North America and Canada, FUNimation will be releasing the said movie’s English dub on January 10, 2017. It seems a lot of anime fans in the US are waiting for the One Piece Gold Film release date.
This past summer, One Piece Gold Film screened in over 743 theaters all over Japan. It became one of the largest animated movie releases in the country to date.
The official synopsis reads: 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 Gild 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…
A TV special One Piece Gold Film tie-in was also released, called One Piece: Heart of Gold. This special is set in the time after Dressrosa Arc. Though promoted as a prequel to the said film, most One Piece fans say that it can stand alone.
So while waiting for the One Piece Gold Film release date and premiere in your area, watch One Piece: Heart of Gold. Numerous anime streaming sites have uploaded the film for streaming and download. (Please be careful when opening links from illegal sites)
One Piece, since it was first published in manga, has become one of the most loved manga/anime series worldwide. With the movie’s success in Japan, it is expected to earn twice as much, once it gets to the United States and Canada next year.
Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation says, “One Piece Film: Gold is a new milestone for the world-wide phenomena that is ‘One Piece. We’re pleased to add this film to our long history with the ‘One Piece’ franchise. Fans will not be disappointed when they see it in theaters.”
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