Funimation Films has announced that the anime movie "One Piece Film: Gold" will be hitting select North American theaters January 10-17, 2017.
The movie will be presented dubbed in English, with no mention of possible English subtitled screenings. "One Piece Film: Gold" is based on the anime and manga series, but features standalone story that does not require new audiences to be knowledgeable of previous content.
One Piece Film: Gold was directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto and produced by Toei Animation. The film's executive producer was the original manga creator Eiichiro Oda. The movie first debuted at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi on July, 2016. It was released later that month in Japan.
"The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world’s most infamous pirates, Marines, and filthy rich millionaires," Funimation notes in an official press release. "Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike."
One Piece is an ongoing manga series that has been published in Weekly Shonen Jump since 1997.