The latest One Piece movie, One Piece Film Gold, promises to be a big one. However, as it turns out, it’s a lot bigger than expected, as it will be having the biggest opening for Japanese films so far, and it won’t just be released in the usual 2D format, which means that the Straw Hats will be shown in style, not only in the movie’s story.
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One Piece Film Gold will be opening in a record 743 screens, which eclipses the previous record set by Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ last year, which opened in 653 screens. These 743 screens the movie will be opening in will also include 3D, 4DX, and MX4D screenings. This means that audiences may also choose to watch the film with certain theaters that have motion seats that move in sync with certain action sequences onscreen. Similarly, effects such as scents and wind will operate in accordance with the action onscreen.
Movie-goers will also be getting a “volume 777” book if they watch the film, which will also be shown with Chinese and English subtitles in six selected theaters across Japan. The movie is slated to open on 25 July 2016.
This is already the 12th One Piece movie, and to celebrate its release, FOD (Fuji TV On Demand), dTV, GEO Channel, GYAO!, and Hulu will be streaming all 11 of the previous One Piece movies (One Piece 3D: Mugiwara Chase is not counted) online and on demand.