Ahead of the ONE PIECE FILM RED November premiere in the United States, it was announced that the Straw Hat Pirates will be taking over New York’s Times Square on Saturday in a large-scale ad campaign. It will launch during the largest pop culture convention in the East Cost, New York Comic Con, on October 8 between 7:00pm and 8:00pm (EST).
The takeover campaign will utilize multiple digital billboards to deliver an exciting experience for the fans. It will begin with a countdown animation, after which there will be images of the Straw Hat Pirates and memorable scenes from ONE PIECE.
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Toei Animation and Crunchyroll announced earlier last month their plans to distribute the film in the US and Canada on November 4. They hosted the North American premiere on Thursday, October 6 at New York.
Crunchyroll describes the story for the movie:
Uta—the most beloved singer in the world whose voice has been described as “otherworldly”—is renowned for concealing her own identity when performing. Now, for the first time ever, she will reveal herself to the world at a live concert.
With the Navy watching closely, the venue fills with Uta’s fans—including excited pirates and the Straw Hats led by Luffy, who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance—all eagerly awaiting the voice that the whole world has been waiting for to resound. The story begins with the shocking revelation that she is the enigmatic Shanks’ daughter.
Source: Press release, Official Twitter
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