One Piece Film: Red's has shown how powerful it is at the box office, but its influence has extended to the soccer field, leading to Japan's surprise victory over Germany in the FIFA World Cup.
On Nov. 23, Japan shocked their opponents and the world when they won against the four-time champion Germany in their first match at the FIFA World Cup. Japan pulled off an impressive comeback in the second half of the game, scoring two goals to beat Germany 2-1. According to a translation from pascuagon (pascuagonYT), Hajime Moriyasu, Japan's national team's coach, had his team watch One Piece: Film Red the night before to get them prepped for the match ahead.
Source: Twitter via NHK WORLD News