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18:24 - 16th December 2012, by David West

One Piece Film Z Hauls In 750 Million Yen On Opening Day

The new One Piece Film Z had a big opening day in Japan on Saturday 15 December 2012, taking in more than 750 million Yen at the box office.

In the process the movie sold 600,000 tickets. If the film can pass 1.13 million Yen for the weekend, it will beat the record for 2012 set by Evangelion 3.0 - You Can (Not) Redo.

The film features two songs on the soundtrack by Canadian pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne, who has recorded two cover versions for the movie - Joan Jett's Bad Reputation and Nickelback's How You Remind Me.

One Piece Film Z is directed by Tatsuya Nagami who was Assistant Director on the eighth One Piece feature film, The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta which came out in Japan in 2007.

In other anime movie news, Studio Ghibli has announced that the company will release two new films in Japan in 2013.

The Wind Is Rising will be directed by Hayao Miyazaki and will be about Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero fighter planes that Japan used in World War II.

There is a website up for the movie but at present it just consists of a holding page.

Isao Takahata will helm The Story of Princess Kaguya inspired by a Japanese folktale about a princess found inside a stalk of bamboo.

Again, there is a website with a single image for the movie. Fingers crossed trailers will be unveiled soon.

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