Anime fans hold onto your seats because the much awaited One Piece movie has hit screens running. The film entitled One Piece Gold will be shown in 33 countries and has already been screened in Japan. It was shown on a record 743 screens in Japan and was met with great fan enthusiasm. This is the largest screening of any film in Japan and with it doing so well there, we can only hope that it will do as well with its international audiences.
While there has been no date set for the release in America and abroad, it is bound to be something. One Piece Gold has made sure to stay true to its origins by having the manga creator Eiichiro Oda on the project. The film is being produced by Toei Animation and has been applauded for its attempt to stay faithful to the humour and light-heartedness that fans love about the anime.
One Piece follows the story of Monkey D.Luffy, a pirate who is endowed with stretching powers. He sets out to find the ultimate treasure, the One Piece. Along with a group of pirate friends they head off on their adventures. The adventures are full of fun, and the characters are in themselves walking comedians. This will not be the first film made about D.Luffy and his friends, and I am sure that it won't be the last. So, while we may have to wait a while before we see the film on our big screens, One Piece fans should get ready for a show and a half.