Philippine theater chain SM Cinema has listed on Saturday the theatrical screening date of One Piece Stampede, which is the 14th animated feature film of the popular franchise.
The theater chain has listed the screening date of One Piece’s latest anime film for Friday, September 20, but it is not yet clear if the date listed is for a “Fan’s screening” or General release.
Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX previously announced that One Piece Stampede anime film will be released in cinemas in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Japanese casual wear brand Uniqlo has recently added last July 29 new “UT” graphic T-shirt designs featuring One Piece Stampede to their clothing catalogue, in celebration of the film’s upcoming screenings.
The world’s greatest exposition of the pirates, by the pirates, for the pirates – the Pirates Festival. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Crew receive an invitation from its host Buena Festa who is known as the Master of Festivities. They arrive to find a venue packed with glamorous pavilions and many pirates including the ones from the Worst Generation. The place is electric.
The highlight of the festival is a hunt for the treasure left behind by Roger, the King of the Pirates. A scramble for the treasure by pirates who wish to seize it and win fame starts! However, behind the curtain during this festival of fired-up pirates, Festa, also known as the Worst-Ever War Instigator, sets death traps all around the place and even the Marine aims to catch all the pirates in one fell swoop.
As the scramble for the treasure which will decide supremacy in the new era heats up, Douglas Bullet, formerly of the Roger Pirates, who were once called the Demon Heir, suddenly joins the event. He stands in Luffy and his crew’s way as a formidable threat!
The frenzied pirates, the Marine that is trying to settle things down, and on top of that, the Seven Warlords of the Sea and even the Revolutionary Army enter the fray. It becomes an unprecedented battle royal where enemies and allies are all jumbled up. The scramble for the treasure and the Pirates Festival plunge into a chaotic, unpredictable “stampede”! (Synopsis from Fuji TV)
One Piece Stampede is an upcoming film adaptation based on the popular manga series by Eiichiro Oda, which has been running on Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since July 1997 and currently has 93 volumes.
This will be the popular franchise’s 14th animated feature film, follows One Piece Film: Gold screened in 2016, which is set to premiere in Japanese cinemas on August 9.
The upcoming film will be directed by Takashi Otsuka, who also worked on several Pretty Cure television and film adaptations.
He will also handle the scripts together with Atsuhiro Tomioka, who previously worked in the first two seasons of Fairy Tail, while Masayuki Sato will return to handle character designs, which will be produced by Toei Animation.
The Japanese voice casts from previous adaptations, including Mayumi Tanaka (as Monkey D. Luffy) and Akemi Okamura (as Nami), will return to portray their respective roles in the upcoming anime film.
They will also be joined by former HKT48 member Rino Sashihara as “Ann”, Japanese television host Ryota Yamasato as “Donald Moderate” and Japanese actor Yusuke Santamaria as “Buena Festa”.