The upcoming movie titled "One Piece Film Gold," based on the popular anime series "One Piece," will premiere on 743 screens – the largest for any Japanese movie — when it is released in Japan on July 23.
The latest television commercial of "Film Gold" showcases an epic battle sequence that involves several prominent characters from the series, like Nami, Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Carina, and Gild Tesoro.
As reported by Anime News Network, the movie will be shown with English and Chinese subtitles in five cities in Japan from July 23 to August 5. It will also be released in 3D, 4DX and MX4D formats.
The synopsis of the movie, as stated by Anime News Network, reads:
"Set in Grantesoro, an independent country chartered by the World Government, home of the world's greatest entertainment city where well-known pirates [Marines], and millionaires throughout the world gather in an "absolute sanctuary" that even the World Government can't touch.
There, Luffy and the others meet the ruler of the country, the golden emperor Guild Tesoro who easily wins pirates, the [Marines], and even the World Government over to his side with money. He is about to take action to satisfy his bottomless ambition which may result in major changes in power relationships in the New World..."
Eiichiro Oda, who created the original "One Piece" manga on which the anime series and the upcoming movie are based, is the executive producer of "Film Gold" and will also be credited with the original work.
The film is being directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto, who has previously worked as an assistant director for several episodes of the anime series. Tsutomu Kuroiwa of "Black Butter" and "Liar Game: The final Stage" is penning the script while the character designs have been done by Masayuki Sato, and Kazuo Ogura is the art director.