ONE PIECE FILM GOLD Sets Sail in July
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: onepiece-film2016.com (Japan)
Debuting in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in July 1997, Eiichiro Oda’s pirate adventure One Piece (ワンピース, Wan Piisu) has achieved worldwide sales in excess of 320 million copies. In June 2015, the manga was certified by Guinness World Records as “most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”.
Toei Animation premiered the ONE PIECE anime television series on October 20, 1999. The show is still in production, with more than 720 episodes to date, and has spun-off a dozen animated theatrical features. In 2009, ONE PIECE FILM: STRONG WORLD (ワンピース ストロングワールド, Wan Piisu Sutorongu Waarudo) topped the Japanese box office with ticket sales of ¥4.8 billion ($40,941,696 US). The success continued with the following movie, ONE PIECE FILM Z (ワンピースフィルム ゼット, Wan Piisu Firumu Zetto, 2012), which grossed ¥6.87 billion ($58,597,802 US).
Now, after a four year break, ONE PIECE returns to movie screens with ONE PIECE FILM GOLD (ワンピースフィルムゴールド, Wan Piisu Firumu Goorudo). Original author Eiichiro Oda has joined the movie’s production team as a producer, while longtime ONE PIECE TV series director Hiroaki Miyamoto will direct. The screenplay is by Tsutomu Kuroiwa, known for his work on LIAR GAME: THE FINAL STAGE (ライアーゲーム ザ・ファイナルステージ, Raiāgeemu za Fainarusuteeji, 2010), THE AFTER DINNER MYSTERIES (謎解きはディナーのあとで, Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de, 2013) and BLACK BUTLER (黒執事, Kuroshitsuji, 2014).
Toei will release ONE PIECE FILM GOLD in Japanese cinemas on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Japanese Release Date: July 23, 2016 (Nationwide)
Monkey D. Luffy: Mayumi Tanaka
Roronoa Zoro: Kazuya Nakai
Nami: Akemi Okamura
Usopp: Kappei Yamaguchi
Sanji: Hiroaki Hirata
Tony Tony Chopper: Ikue Ohtani
Nico Robin: Yuriko Yamaguchi
Franky: Kazuki Yao
Brook: Cho (Yuichi Nagashima)
Director: Hiroaki Miyamoto
Original Story: Eiichiro Oda (Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump)
Screenwriter: Tsutomu Kuroiwa
Executive Producer: Eiichiro Oda
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Production: “One Piece” Production Committee
International Sales: Toei
© Eiichiro Oda/ 2016 “One Piece” Production Committee