One Piece Film Red Is Awarded By The Japan Academy Film Prize

One Piece Film Red
Credit: One Piece Film Red

The One Piece Film Red anime’s soundtrack team earned the Special Award at the 46th annual Japan Academy Film Prizes. According to a statement released on Wednesday by the Japan Academy Film Prize Association.

On March 10, the awards ceremony will be held at Tokyo’s Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. This award honors individuals or organizations that contributed significantly to a movie achieving an extraordinary Japanese box office performance in the previous year.

One Piece Film Red Music

The music team for One Piece Film Red will receive the Special Award at the presentation scheduled to take place at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo on March 10. The Japan Academy Film Prize Association said on January 11.

The Japan Academy Film Prize’s highest special honor recognizes those responsible for heavily emphasizing music in One Piece Film Red. The selection committee gave the film’s music team the Chairman’s Distinguished Service Award because they thought they had made a significant contribution to the Japanese cinema industry.

The Special Award is comparable to the Chairperson’s Distinguished Service Award. An individual or organization receives an award for excellent performance during the given year.

Ado, a rising vocaloid singer, songwriters Mrs. Green Apple, Vaundy, FAKE TYPE., Yta Orisaka, Hiroyuki Sawano, and Motohiro Hata, as well as film composer Yasutake Nakata, make up the group. The Uta Project made the seven songs that Ado provided to the films from June through August of last year available for the film.

These songs were included as part of the CD “Uta no Uta One Piece Film Red.” Ado also sings the movie’s theme song, “Shinjidai,” or “New Genesis,” as the singing voice of the character Uta in One Piece Film Red. Despite becoming “the world’s most popular singer” while hiding her name, Uta is a major subject of the movie.

Information About the One Piece Singer

One Piece Film Red
Credit: Ado Official Twitter Account

She later turns out to be the daughter of Monkey D. Luffy’s longstanding hero Red-Haired Shanks and a childhood buddy of the series’ main character. Ado discussed the production of the movie in an interview with NME from last year. She mentioned recording the songs before recording Uta’s spoken voice.

“When I first accepted this position, I had no idea who would be the voice actor. I honestly didn’t know what her voice would sound like throughout the recording,” she admitted, adding that in order to replicate the character’s singing voice, she had to connect with the character’s emotions and her connection with Shanks.

She expressed worry until everyone received the final music, but now she feels secure because many people liked the songs. The main focus of the movie is Shanks’ daughter Uta, a new character. Uta’s singing voice is Ado, while Kaori Nazuka provides the character’s speaking voice.

One Piece Film Red Box Office Success

As of Tuesday, the 157th day of its release in Japan, One Piece Film Red has sold over 13.79 million tickets and brought in over 19 billion yen, or over US$144 million, at the box office becoming the highest-grossing film.

In terms of yen gained and tickets sold, the movie did the best at the Japanese box office in 2022. One Piece Film Red premiered in Japanese theaters on August 6 of last year and will close on January 29.

In terms of both the quantity of tickets sold and the amount of money made at the box office. The film has emerged as the highest-grossing entry in the franchise. The anime is both the sixth-highest-grossing anime movie in Japanese history and the ninth-highest-grossing movie overall. While The Number website ranks it at #30, Box Office Mojo puts it as the #25 international release of 2022.

Crunchyroll made One Piece Film Red available in the US and Canada on November 4 and in Australia and New Zealand on November 3 of last year. In its second week of release, the movie brought in US$12,768,073, placing it at #8 at the box office.

Uta: The Protagonist in Anime Film

Uta, Shanks’ daughter, is a new character in the movie. Ado provides the singing voice for Uta, and Kaori Nazuka provides the character’s spoken voice. One Piece Film Red was directed by Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! special). The screenplay was written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, One Piece: Heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, live-action Black Butler). While executive producer and creator of the One Piece manga, Eiichiro Oda, himself, oversaw production.


In conclusion, news for anime One Piece Film Red’s triumph at the Japan Academy Film Prizes signifies not only a cinematic achievement but a musical journey to excellence. The collaborative efforts of Ado, Yasutaka Nakata, and the entire creative team have not only propelled the film to unparalleled success in Japan but have also left a lasting impact on the global anime landscape.

So what do you think of Ado voice or do you want to listen to more of her songs in the Anime? Let us know in the comments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Who is Ado in One Piece Film Red?

Ado sings the movie’s theme song, “Shinjidai,” or “New Genesis,” as the singing voice of the character Uta in One Piece Film Red.

Q2. Where was the award ceremony held?

The awards ceremony at Tokyo’s Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa will take place on March 10.

What are the future prospects for the One Piece franchise in the film industry?

The success of One Piece Film Red positions the franchise for continued success in the film industry, with potential for more groundbreaking projects in the future.

Sources: The Japan Academy Film Prize Association’s websiteAnime! Anime!

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