Toei Animation Licensing One Piece Film Z in US, Europe

Posted by Omar Khan
Tags: Information, One Piece,

Selling over 5.04 million tickets for a gross of over 6 billion yen ($68 million USD), One Piece Film Z is the hottest movie in the franchise! The movie was released on December 15 and is the second highest grossing film in Japan during 2012. With a few additional weeks at the box office, releasing July 13, only Umizaru 4 topped Film Z.

One Piece Film Z is scheduled to hit theaters in Taiwan on January 25, Singapore on February 1, and Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Korea on February 14 of this year. Toei Animation is interested in licensing the movie in Europe, the United States, and other regions in hopes of continuing the global expansion of Japanese anime.

Thanks Alucard, Konan via animeanime

  • EA575

    :O :O :O :O

  • ichigokun

    HELL YEAH!! It would be a dream if they’d release it to the US before it hits DVD in Japan. I’d like to see this in theaters, but a straight to DVD is perfectly alright with me!

  • unleashrage

    It sucks the U.K doesn’t get One Piece on DVD. so the chances for this hitting the U.K is almost zero.

  • DonFaber

    Well, this COULD be mean DBZ Battle of gods COULD be released in Europe and US…hm

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    UK is classed as being in Europe, we just don’t use their currency.

  • Brandon Lee

    5 gate open
    5 hokage tsunade
    5 tailed bijuu beast
    5 comment.

  • Idy Inyang

    Toei is really trying too hard to get North America.

  • fares hallak

    I hope one piece film z going to release cinemas in middle east.

  • unleashrage

    I know UK is in Europe, i said it probably won’t come out in the UK because to my knowledge it’s the only place that doesn’t get One Piece on DVD. So as it’s not on DVD the chances of a movie are slim.

  • Fathi Mohamed

    No canada D:

  • Chiz TheSaiyan

    canada’s usually grouped in with the US and even if it is US only, we’ll still be able to watch it online

  • narutopiece1

    Great News :D I’d definitely go and watch this movie if it is released on the cinema XD

  • Salvador

    and this was added “5″ hours ago

  • EA575

    And downvoted 5 times.

  • Chris Bozsik

    Please come to Canada, please come to Canada, please come to Canada!

  • Levister Hollinsworth Jr.

    i hope it would every city released unlike they did that on bleach movie witch was just new york i just hope it every city not exclusive to certian citys

  • Thugnificent

    love the new vote down option

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    Europe doesn’t get those DVDs either though. if you look online you’ll most likely only find them available in Japan and America. the fact they’re licensing it in Europe means it will come here :) if it doesn’t then just import an EU version, I’m pretty sure the UK dvd and blu ray players have the same region lock as the eu :)

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  • unleashrage

    Incorrect, France and Germany have one piece series on DVD including all the movies on Blu Ray too.

  • Leatherface Larry

    who gives an F, i just want to know when i can download this on piratebay with english subtitles

  • magicalgirl365

    I agree with you on that and anime never really gets to cinemas in the UK the fact that Ponyo got shown at some Vue cinemas was surprising, also the 1st Naruto movie was put as coming soon on Apollo cinemas website a few yrs back and when we asked about it they said there was no such thing.

  • Shuran

    i feel the pain bro we are forever alone in this world who dont say anything about if canada will get the movie D:

  • Shuran

    me too now we can thumb down a certain uchiha

  • Sandrie Manzano

    This made my day

  • Parbin Tiwari

    please one piece z, come to your daddy. usa

  • Parbin Tiwari

    you can be the king of the trolls.

  • Parbin Tiwari

    ohhh well.. they not used to it. like naruto games are dubbed and stuff while one piece couldnt send it to euro and north america for a long time. they trying to go world wide.

  • Aki Arnigo

    OMG, You better release this in US.

  • Sophie Barnet

    i have been waiting for this for forever, when will they release it in the US???!!!!!….

  • yous mamas

    one piece and DBZ FTW!

  • Onepiece4ever ^^

    aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh can’t wait to see this movie ^^

  • Onepiece4ever ^^

    it’s the only anime that has change clothes.. sorry for my bad english :D

  • Dave Reid

    Can’t wait to see this movie. :D

  • Sasuke Uchiha

    One piece Film Z, please come to Canada! we want it so badly….. we even send a request message on Cineplex in Facebook. Please, thanks

  • Sasuke Uchiha

    Lets request it on Cineplex on facebook! One piece film Z in Canada! thanks :)

  • Netbug

    Let me guess: The amount of money they asked Funimation for to release is before 3 years after its premiere was ludicrous. Again.

    Toei needs to realizing that One Piece isn’t the mega-hit in the US it is in Japan.