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One Piece Film Red Promo Spoils the Return of Big Mom Pirates

A new promo for the upcoming One Piece Film Red has revealed that the Big Mom Pirates will be making a comeback.

A new promotional video for the upcoming One Piece Film: Red has revealed that members of the Big Mom Pirate Gang will be featured in the film.

In the One Piece anime and manga, The Big Mom Pirates are the main antagonists of the Whole Cake Island Arc, the second-longest arc of the entire series. Posted on the official One Piece YouTube Channel, the promo features three members of the infamous pirate group. The first one, Charlotte Katakuri, is the second son of Big Mom and the leader of the Sweet Commanders, a group made up of three of the crew’s most powerful generals. Along with the powers granted him by his devil fruit, Katakuri is also able to see the future by using his Observation Haki. The second Big Mom Pirate shown in the promo, Charlotte Oven, utilizes the power of his devil fruit to produce heat from his own body and control it, allowing him to do things such as cover his fists in molten flame. The final pirate shown, Charlotte Brulee, is the eighth daughter of Big Mom. Her devil fruit ability allowed her to enter an alternate dimension called “Mirro-world. When Luffy and the others defeated her, they were able to use this ability themselves to navigate Totto Land, the main territory of the Big Mom Pirates.

Related: One Piece Film Red Will Sail Into US Theaters This Fall

One Piece Film: Red will open in theaters in Japan on Aug. 6, and it will be premiering in North American theaters this fall. The film is being directed by Goro Taniguchi, who is best known for his work on the Code Geass series. The screenplay is from Tsutomu Kuroiwa, who also worked as screenwriter for One Piece Film: Gold, the 13th film in the franchise. Eiichiro Oda, the author of the One Piece manga, will be working as the General Producer for One Piece Film: Red.

The film’s plot revolves around Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates journeying to Elegia, the “Island of Music.” While attending a music festival on the island, the gang meets the popular singer Uta, who also happens to be the estranged daughter of Red-Haired Shanks, the same pirate captain who inspired Luffy to become a pirate and form his crew. In the most recent trailer, Uta states that she wants to “build a new era of happiness for all,” but a previous trailer also hints that her goals will make her a target of Shanks.

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The One Piece manga was first published in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 1997. Now, after almost 25 years, One Piece will soon end. Having just completed the “Wano Country” arc, Oda recently confirmed that the series is on hiatus for one month while he plans out the series’ final saga. The One Piece manga is available in English from Viz Media, and the first ten seasons of the anime are now available on Netflix.

Source: YouTube

Renee Senzatimore is one of CBR’s Anime News Writers. A lifelong fan of anime, especially the works of Studio Ghibli, her hobbies include reading and drawing. Her dream vacation would be a trip to the Ghibli Museum and the Ghibli Park in Japan, and her ultimate goal in life is to one day publish a novel.

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