“Animation is Film Festival” is set to return to LA on October 21 to 23, and October 29, with One Piece Film: Red‘s English Dub as the event’s Centerpiece. The movie is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, Oct 22, ahead of the film’s theatrical release in North America on November 4. The screening will take place at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, LA.
Founded in 2017, Animation is Film Festival is an annual event produced by GKids in partnership with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio will serve as the event’s closing night film. Aside from One Piece Film Red anime’s English dub, the festival will also host the world premieres of Titina, Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, and Oni: Thunder God’s Tale.
One Piece Film: Red, An Overview
One Piece Film: Red is the 15th movie of the series and Japan’s highest grossing film for 2022 so far. It premiered in Japan on August 6 and has sold over 11 million tickets as of Oct 2. The movie has now amassed more than 16 billion yen (over US$116 million), making it the 11th highest earning film of all time in Japan.
The festival’s official website describes the synopsis of the film as follows:
Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.
With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.
Crunchyroll is set to release the film in Australia and New Zealand on November 3, and in the United States and Canada on November 4.
The English dub cast are as follows:
- Uta voiced by AmaLee
- Monkey D. Luffy voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard Carroll
- Gordon voiced by Jim Foronda
- Shanks voiced by Brandon Potter
- Koby voiced by Micah Solusod
- Bartolomeo voiced by Tyson Rinehart
- Usopp voiced by Sonny Strait
- Nami voiced by Luci Christian
- Law voiced by Matt Mercer
- Sanji voiced by Eric Vale
- Chopper voiced by Brina Palencia
- Roronoa Zoro voiced by Christopher R. Sabat
- Brook voiced by Ian Sinclair
- Robin voiced by Stephanie Young
- Brulee voiced by Rachel Robinson
- Oven voiced by Jason Marnocha
One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda serves as the films executive producer. Goro Taniguchi (One Piece Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! OVA) directs the movie, with Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film: Gold) as the screenwriter.
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