Currently, the biggest movie in Japan is One Piece Film Red. It has been the most successful movie of the franchise and has managed to earn insane amounts of money. All that promotion paid off because the hype and love for this movie have been incredibly high.
And thus, we international fans are very excited about this movie. Unfortunately for us, in many of our nations, the movie releases in September, or even later in November for some. It is hard to wait that long.
And yes, while we still might go to rewatch the movie on the big screen later, fans are very interested to watch the movie on the OTT platforms.
OTT or over-the-top platforms allow us users to access media content on the internet. This is a legal process, as offered by streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and so many more.
One Piece Film: Red will be available on major platforms and we are here to tell you which ones.
One Piece Film Red is the most successful movie by Studio Toei, one of the biggest studios in Japan, which handles other giants like Dragon Ball Super. Read ahead to find out how to access the series online via legal channels.
One Piece Film Red OTT
There are a lot of online sources, that is streaming this movie illegally. The internet is full of these illegal sites distributing it. We recommend all fans avoid these since the quality is bad and it is incredibly harmful to the franchise.
Below, we are providing legal sources to watch the film.
Right now, the film has only been released theatrically. If it is available in your nation, you have to visit the theatres to watch it. But, if you wait just a little longer, you will find it on OTT platforms.
In North America, Crunchyroll and Funimation will be distributing the series. It is not available yet but it is only a matter of time before access is granted. This was expected since Crunchyroll is one of the biggest legal sources of watching anime.
Now for some specific region releases. Crunchyroll will release it in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, and Berlin. FRFE will release it in Kuwait. SelectaVision will stream it in Spain. Anime Limited will make it available in UK and Ireland.
As for Netflix, while it has acquired the rights for the series, it does not have the rights to stream One Piece Film Red. For now, Netflix is off the list. And on that same note, it looks like HULU and Amazon Prime are out too. They too are not going to put the movie up for streaming.
However, Disney+ is going to stream it. This makes a lot of sense because recently, Disney has gotten more and more involved in the anime industry. In fact, they stream multiple anime in a lot of territories. So, in the near future, they will show One Piece Film Red as well.
One Piece Film Red Theatre Releases
While One Piece Film Red has surpassed 10 billion yen in earnings in Japan, it has over 6 billion yen earned from worldwide screenings. And the numbers are only going up because overseas screenings have been low until now. Here are some of the nations that will provide it on the big screen soon.
Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Switzerland will have it on October 2022. And in September 2022, it will be screened in Singapore, Malaysia, India, and the Philippines. There are more countries that will provide it in 2022.
One Piece Film Red News
As of now, the film has had incredible sales, as we mentioned ahead. As for the critical reception, it has been good. On both Imdb and Myanimelist, it has more than 7.5 ratings out of 10.
Fans have expressed how enjoyable it is but questioned its canonicity.
The songs have been praised by most. It is a movie filled with great songs and fans absolutely loved that aspect of it. The presence of Shanks and its implications on the lore also affected people, given how hyped a character he is.