One Piece Film: Gold will be hitting the USA and Canada from Jan. 10 to 17 courtesy of Funimation Films and Toei Animation (makers of fine anime fare such as Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, Sailor Moon ). Take a look at the video above for a worldwide exclusive first-look clip directly from Funimation, showcasing One Piece Film: Gold ’s magnificent setting of the Gran Tesoro.
One Piece Film: Gold is Part One of a new film series based on One Piece , the best-selling manga series of all-time. One Piece was also adapted into a television anime with over 760 episodes. As of August 2016, the original manga series has printed more than 380 million copies worldwide.
If you’re intimidated by all those volumes of manga and episodes of anime: don’t be. One Piece Film: Gold is a standalone movie that makes an effort to give the viewer all the info they’ll need to enjoy the show, so you won’t need to be a One Piece expert to enjoy the movie.
Here’s a summary of the film (via a press release):
“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.”
In our review of One Piece Film: Gold, we praised the movie’s animation, plot twists and continuity with the series, stating:
“Overall, One Piece Film: Gold is a delight for One Piece fans everywhere. If you’re a fan, you’ll become a fan of this movie. If you are not familiar with the franchise, you can still enjoy the movie but a lot of the character cameos and lore may be lost on you. But to its credit, Gold does do a good job of giving a baseline introduction to each of the main players. While this may not be productive in terms of getting newcomers up to speed, it does take away any forced dialogue that may punish anyone who has followed the long history of the series.”
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