As a part of the on-going celebration surrounding One Piece‘s upcoming one thousandth episode, the 2009 Sturdy World film will likely be launched to theaters in the USA for 2 nights solely.
The brand new launch was introduced through the Crunchyroll official YouTube channel and is being distributed by Fathom Occasions. Sturdy World is the tenth animated film within the One Piece franchise, and is mostly regarded amongst followers as one of many higher theatrical options within the sequence. The movie was authentic launched in 2009 and is about in between the Thriller Bark Arc and the Sabaody Archipelago Arc. The story of the film sees the Straw Hat Pirates returning to East Blue after they hear that space is in bother. Upon arriving, they’re greeted by a flying pirate ship and the power-hungry Satan Fruit consumer, Shiki the Golden Lion. Sturdy World is notable as a result of the story for the film was written by sequence creator Eiichiro Oda himself. The film was directed by Munehisa Sakai, who beforehand labored on quite a few extraordinarily common anime franchises, together with Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon Crystal and Yuri!!! On Ice. The English dub of the film will likely be screened on Oct. 7, whereas the unique Japanese model with English subtitles will likely be obtainable on Oct. 9. Tickets could be preordered by way of Fathom Events.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘One Piece Film: Strong World’ for the first time ever to U.S. theaters in celebration of One Piece’s 1,000th series episode,” mentioned Toei Animation president and CEO Masayuki Endo. “One Piece fans across the United States can now experience this original film by creator Eiichiro Oda as it was meant to be – on the big screen!,” Endo mentioned.
“The One Piece franchise has been such a staple within the anime community, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate 1000 episodes than bringing One Piece Film: Strong World to the big screen for the first time.” Fathom Occasions CEO Ray Nutt mentioned. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with Toei Animation and to bring unique events to anime fans nationwide.”
The re-release of the film is not the one method that the sequence’ extremely anticipated one thousandth episode is being celebrated: the official One Piece Twitter account lately put out a name for followers to ship briefly video messages about their favourite second for the sequence. The movies have to be 15 seconds or much less, and smaller than 50MB, and can presumably be used as a part of the celebrations surrounding the anime’s huge milestone.
2021 has been a banner yr for the One Piece franchise, with Eiichiro Oda’s long-running manga publishing its one thousandth chapter earlier within the yr. The manga additionally launched its one centesimal collected quantity in September, which bought over 1,000,000 copies in beneath per week and helped the franchise safe a brand new all-time gross sales document.
New episodes of One Piece can be found for streaming on Funimation. The one thousandth episode of the present is at the moment scheduled to air on Nov. 14.