Crunchyroll has announced that it will be adding more One Piece content to its streaming platform. On July 27, the latest movie in the franchise, One Piece Film: Red, will debut in both English subtitled and dubbed versions. The movie follows the Straw Hat Pirates as they sail to the Island of Music and encounter a beautiful singer who is revealed to be a childhood friend of Luffy’s and the estranged daughter of Red-Haired Shanks. Film Red was a huge success at the box office, earning over ¥19.7 billion ($246 million).
One Piece Film: Red And More Movies
In addition to Film Red, Crunchyroll will also be premiering the English dubbed and subtitled versions of two other movies, One Piece: Stampede and One Piece Film: Gold, on the same day. These movies, along with the beloved anime series, will give fans all the One Piece content they could want on the streaming platform.
There have been other exciting developments for the One Piece franchise as well. Netflix’s live-action adaptation of One Piece will debut on Crunchyroll at the end of next month. A trailer for the show was released at San Diego Comic-Con, giving viewers a look at the first King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger. The show stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, and Emily Rudd as Nami.
Fans of One Piece also continue to show their love for the franchise by creating their own content, especially cosplay. Some recent examples include a gender-bent rendition of Sir Crocodile, bringing “Luffy’s Mom” to life, and an accurate take on Dracule Mihawk, the Strongest Swordsman in the World.
One Piece has been an ongoing series since 1997, and it has produced over 1,000 chapters of content. The creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda, has confirmed that the story has entered its final saga with the start of the “Egghead” arc. However, Oda reassured fans that the manga will not be ending anytime soon.
VIZ Media distributes the One Piece manga in North America. With the addition of more movies and the upcoming live-action adaptation, Crunchyroll is solidifying its position as a go-to platform for One Piece fans.