One Piece Film: Gold

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One Piece Film: Gold
One Piece Film Gold Visual.jpg
Japanese release visual poster
Japanese ワンピースフィルムゴールド
Directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto
Produced by Kei Kajimoto
Yuta Kano
Screenplay by Tsutomu Kuroiwa
Based on One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Starring Mayumi Tanaka
Kazuya Nakai
Akemi Okamura
Kappei Yamaguchi
Hiroaki Hirata
Ikue Ōtani
Yuriko Yamaguchi
Chō
Kazuhiro Yamaji
Hikari Mitsushima
Gaku Hamada
Nanao
Kendo Kobayashi
Kin'ya Kitaōji
Music by Yuki Hayashi
Cinematography Naoyuki Wada
Edited by Masahiro Goto
Production
company
Distributed by Toei Company
Release date
Running time
120 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office

¥5.18 billion (Japan)

$68.84 million (worldwide)[1][2][3]

One Piece Film: Gold (ワンピースフィルムゴールド, Wan Pīsu Firumu Gōrudo) is a 2016 Japanese animated fantasy action adventure film directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto and produced by Toei Animation.[4] The film is part of the One Piece film series, based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It had its world premiere at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2016, and later premiered in Japan on July 23, 2016.[5][6] On October 5, 2016 Funimation announced that they acquired the rights to screen the film in the United States and Canada on January 10–17, 2017.

Plot[edit]

The Straw Hat Pirates head to Gran Tesoro, a large entertainment city-ship ruled by Gild Tesoro. After entering an entertainment venue where Tesoro and his colleague Carina are performing, the Straw Hats defeat an enemy pirate crew and land on Gran Tesoro, where they are welcomed by a concierge named Baccarat. Baccarat offers to give them a VIP stay on Gran Tesoro due to their fame, and drives them to the city's most prestigious hotel. The Straw Hats then go to a casino to win money, and their luck allows them to win every game they play. Baccarat then takes them to the VIP lounge, where they have the chance to become millionaires. The Straw Hats are initially successful in this room as well, and Gild Tesoro then arrives to challenge them to a dice game. However, Baccarat takes away Luffy's luck with her Devil Fruit powers, causing him to lose. Tesoro demands the Straw Hats' money, but the Straw Hats resist him due to finding out about Baccarat's cheating. Tesoro and his executives, Baccarat, Tanaka, and Dice, retaliate with force, overwhelming the Straw Hats. Roronoa Zoro attacks Tesoro, but Tesoro reveals that he has the ability to manipulate gold, and encases Zoro's legs in gold due to Zoro's body being covered in gold dust. With Zoro as his prisoner, Tesoro gives the Straw Hats a chance to repay their debt by 12:00 the next night, threatening to execute Zoro otherwise.

The Straw Hats go outside and encounter Carina, whom Nami knew from the past. They eat at a diner with Carina, who reveals that Tesoro possesses 20% of the world's wealth, which he keeps in a suite area near the top of the hotel. She offers to help the Straw Hats break into the hotel and steal the money in order to repay their debt, and they accept. The next night, the Straw Hats don disguises and prepare to enter the hotel. Carina then lays out her plan: Team A, Luffy and Franky, will scale the hotel exterior and go to a room containing the Host Den Den Mushi. By disconnecting it from the Eizo Den Den Mushi, which act as security cameras in the hotel, Team B, the rest of them, can enter the hotel and reach the suite undetected. The two teams then split up, managing to successfully infiltrate the hotel and get past security. However, when Luffy infiltrates the Host Den Den Mushi room, he is spotted by security, and Tesoro and Tanaka come into the room. Tesoro overpowers Luffy and Franky, encasing Luffy's arms in gold, and Tanaka sends them into a large pit with his Devil Fruit powers. Tesoro deduces Team B's location, and sends security guards after them, forcing Team B to run back to where they came from.

Luffy and Franky fall into a giant gold cavern that has many golden objects inside it. They encounter several prisoners who have access to all this gold, but have no food, water, or way of escape. One of the prisoners, a legendary gambler and a member of the Revolutionary Army named Raise Max, tells the two that the only way to free Luffy's arms from their gold encasement is to enter a dangerous pipe system and travel to a room with a seawater pipeline. Luffy and Franky decide to go there, and Max and the prisoners come with them. They come to a vertical pipe that has a giant and fast fan spinning underneath them, and Luffy is quickly batted away by the fan when he jumps into it. However, after seeing Luffy's determination, Max jumps into the fan and uses all his strength to stop it, allowing them to get to the seawater pipeline. Meanwhile, Team B is forced to hide, but when they see a group of Celestial Dragons walking by, they steal the Dragons' clothes and resume their journey to the suite in their new disguises. However, when they open the door to the suite, they find themselves in the middle of an entertainment venue filled with a lot of people. Tesoro reveals that he had Carina lead them into this trap, and captures the Straw Hats. He then reveals that he knows Luffy's and Franky's location, and sends seawater flooding in the room, causing Luffy, Franky, and the prisoners to be submerged.

However, as Tesoro prepares to execute Zoro, seawater sprays out of Gran Tesoro's fountains instead of the usual liquid gold. The Straw Hats then reveal that it was actually they and Carina who tricked Tesoro, as their real plan had actually been to flood Gran Tesoro with seawater, which would wash all the gold dust off everyone and free them from Tesoro's control. Luffy and Franky then emerge from the fountains, and the other Straw Hats are freed from their gold bindings. Tesoro enters a rage and blows up the hotel, sending a deluge of gold on the Straw Hats and Carina. However, the Straw Hats manage to get to safety, but are confronted by Tesoro, who is inhabiting a giant gold golem, as well as his executives, who are now equipped with golden armor and weapons. Luffy attacks Tesoro, but is easily overpowered by Tesoro's golem. A Marine fleet then arrives to attack Gran Tesoro, but their commander Rob Lucci is intercepted by Sabo, and the two battle. Meanwhile, Luffy is caught by CP-0 officer Spandam and is nearly killed, but a young boy named Rikka intercepts Spandam's strike, allowing Luffy to free himself and defeat Spandam. Tesoro's executives attack the Straw Hats, but the Straw Hats eventually manage to counteract their abilities, with Sanji and Robin defeating Tanaka, Usopp defeating Baccarat, and Zoro defeating Dice. Tesoro attempts to kill Nami and Carina for revenge, but Luffy saves them and reenters the battle, in which he enters Gear Fourth and overpowers Tesoro, knocking his golem to the ground. Tesoro then liquefies his golem and sends it down on everyone in Gran Tesoro, causing them to sink in liquid gold. Tesoro stands on a mountain of gold and declares himself a god, and as Luffy charges at him in the air, he sends a massive golden tendril to finish him off. However, Luffy manages to break through the tendril and unleash a finishing blow on Tesoro, sending him flying to the Marine fleet, where he is arrested.

As the people of Gran Tesoro celebrate their liberation, a timer suddenly appears all across the city, and Carina says that once it reaches zero, the ship will explode. However, she states her intention to steer the ship away and prevent casualties, and as everyone evacuates, she and Nami embrace. The Straw Hats return to their ship, but when the timer reaches zero, nothing happens. They then see Carina standing atop Gran Tesoro, having taken control of it with her ruse. However, the Straw Hats have no hard feelings about being tricked as they are forced to flee from the attacking Marine fleet.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese Voice Actor[7][8] English Voice Actor
Monkey D. Luffy Mayumi Tanaka Colleen Clinkenbeard
Roronoa Zoro Kazuya Nakai Christopher R. Sabat
Nami Akemi Okamura Luci Christian
Usopp Kappei Yamaguchi Sonny Strait
Vinsmoke Sanji Hiroaki Hirata Eric Vale
Tony Tony Chopper Ikue Ōtani Brina Palencia
Nico Robin Yuriko Yamaguchi Stephanie Young
Franky Kazuki Yao Patrick Seitz
Brook Chō Ian Sinclair
Gild Tesoro Kazuhiro Yamaji Keith Silverstein
Takahiro Sakurai (young) Dallas Reid (young)
Baccarat Nanao Amber Lee Connors
Dice Kendo Kobayashi Tyson Rinehart
Tanaka Gaku Hamada Daman Mills
Carina Hikari Mitsushima Michele Knotz
Raise Max Kin'ya Kitaōji Garrett Schenck
Sakazuki Fumihiko Tachiki Andrew Love
Rob Lucci Tomokazu Seki Jason Liebrecht
Spandam Masaya Onosaka Christopher Corey Smith
Sabo Tōru Furuya Vic Mignogna
Koala Satsuki Yukino Jeannie Tirado
Kent Beef Jr. Arata Furuta Brian Olvera
Pork Josh Grelle
Jimmy Myers Korokke Alejandro Saab
Long Long Wataru Takagi Chad Cline
Morkin Nadal Joel McDonald
Narcie Nobuyuki Hiyama Scott Frerichs
Lepre Rena Takeda Kristi Kang
Bit Ayaka Miyoshi Kristen Lee
Kiruko Arisa Sato Jennifer Green
Alba Nanase Nishino Katy Tye
Curve Ryō Narita David Trosko
Rikka Chika Sakamoto Jill Harris
Tempo Naoko Watanabe Bryn Apprill
Double Down Naoto Takenaka TBC
Whitejack Keith Kubal
Camael Masakazu Mimura Keith Kubal
Stella Gi Ryoko Madeleine Morris

Production[edit]

The film's theme song is "Ikari o Kure yo" (怒りをくれよ) by Glim Spanky.[9] As a fan of the band, Eiichiro Oda personally requested that they provide the theme. The film's staff asked the group to write something different than what would typically be associated with One Piece and evoke the feeling of "battling Luffy." The first song they brought was not what the staff had in mind and were suggested to write something more "unrefined" and "Iggy Pop-ish", to which Glim Spanky responded with "Ikari o Kure yo".[10]

Release[edit]

The Blu-ray was released on December 28, 2016 in Japan and was released on 7 April 2017 in Germany,[11][better source needed] and 2 May 2017 in the U.S.

Selecta Visión released the film in Spain and Portugal on DVD and Blu-ray on 12 April 2017, featuring Japanese, Spanish and Catalan audio, as well as subtitles in Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese.[12] Previously, the film had been premiered in theaters in Spain on 4 November 2016, dubbed in Spanish and Catalan.[13] It was the first One Piece film to be released in cinemas in Spain.

Marketing[edit]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed US$10.9 million on its opening weekend in Japan.[14] It has grossed US$35.6 million as of August 16, 2016.[15] It has grossed over ¥5 billion ($48.8 million) in Japan.[2] It also grossed the biggest 3-day total (CN¥105.5 million) in China of any Japanese film for 2016.[16]

Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63%, based on 8 reviews, and an average rating of 6.2/10.[17] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "One Piece Film Gold". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (9 September 2016). "One Piece Film Gold's Earnings Surpass 5 Billion Yen". Anime News Network. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "One Piece Film Gold (2016)". EntGroup. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "ONE PIECE FILM GOLD (2016)". Allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Green, Scott (13 July 2016). "Abu Dhabi To Host World Premiere Of "One Piece Film: Gold"". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (3 December 2015). "One Piece Film Gold Movie Opens in Japan on July 23". Anime News Network. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "STAFF & CAST". ONE PIECE FILM GOLD (ワンピースフィルムゴールド) (in Japanese). Eiichiro Oda. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (29 May 2016). "One Piece Film Gold Adds 5 Models to Its Guest Cast Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (16 May 2016). "One Piece Film Gold's Trailer Reveals GLIM SPANKY's Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 
  10. ^ Yamaguchi, Tetsuo (21 July 2016). "GLIM SPANKYが亀田誠治と語る、互いへのリスペクトがあってこそのプロデュース裏話&妥協なしの新アルバム『Next One』" [Face-to-face talks between GLIM SPANKY and Seiji Kameda reveals untold stories on the production, along with their true thoughts toward the latest album, “Next One”]. Mikiki. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "One Piece - 12. Film: Gold [Blu-ray]". Amazon Germany. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  12. ^ "ONE PIECE GOLD BLURAY ED. COLECCIONISTAS". Selecta Visión. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "ONE PIECE GOLD". Selecta Visión. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Japan Box Office July 23–24, 2016". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  15. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2 August 2016). "One Piece Film Gold Sells 1.7 Million Tickets for 2.3 Billion Yen in 9 Days". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  16. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (26 November 2016). "One Piece Film Gold Earns Biggest 3-Day Total in China of Any Japanese Film in 2016". Anime News Network. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "One Piece Film: Gold (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  18. ^ "One Piece Film: Gold Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 

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