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One Piece Film Red English Dub to Premiere at LA’s Animation is Film Festival

One Piece Film Red English Dub to Premiere at LA’s Animation is Film FestivalAs if you didn’t need another reason to visit the Animation is Film festival in Los Angeles, here’s another: it’ll be the host of the English dubbed version of One Piece Film Red.

The film will screen on October 22. The festival runs from October 21 to 23, and also features anime like Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom and Summer Ghost.

One Piece Film Red has been dominating the Japanese box office since its release in August, and is currently the the 11th highest-grossing film of all time there. It’ll be out in US theaters starting November 4.

Here’s how the official Film Red site describes the movie:

Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, which she sings with while concealing her true identity, has been described as “otherworldly.” She will appear in public for the first time at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans — excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance — the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is “Shanks’ daughter.” Uta stands on the stage, with the ordinary wish of “Making the world happy with my music.” There’s Gordon, a mysterious character who knows Uta’s past, and glimpses of Shanks’ shadow. On Elegia, the island of music, Luffy and Uta reunite for the first time since they last met 12 years ago in Foosha Village.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.