The upcoming Japanese anime fantasy action-adventure One Piece Film: Red just released a new poster featuring Shanks, his daughter Uta, and Luffy in some stylish new threads.
A new character visual and a short video features characters from the Navy and World Government that will appear in the film produced by Toei Animation. Goro Taniguchi will be directing the film, which is the 15th of the One Piece film series.
The 1998 One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! OVA produced by Production I.G. was also directed by Goro Taniguchi. One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! was released before the anime series adaptation of the manga and had a limited screening in Japanese theaters.
Oda stated that Taniguchi was “the first person to ever animate Luffy”. Taniguchi said on the Mantan Web site that he plans to show fans a One Piece like they’ve never seen it before.
Masamasa Sato is the animation director for the film and will also handle the character designs with Kentaro Kawasaki acting as the CG director. Hiroshi Kato is the art director and Sayoko Yokoyama will be in charge of color design.
On November 21, 2021, after the broadcast of the 1000th One Piece anime episode One Piece Film: Red was announced, a teaser trailer and poster were also released the same day.
The One Piece Red release date in Japanese theaters is scheduled for August 6, 2022. A second trailer for the film was released on April 13, 2022, and can be seen below:
The plot of the film will revolve around a new female character named Uta. Uta is a world-renowned diva in the world of One Piece.
The setting of the film Red will take place on an island where Uta will be performing her first public concert. People in the world of One Piece are able to listen to Uta’s singing via their Den Den Mushi’s (magical transponder snails that work as communication devices).
The Den Den Mushis enabled her to be able to hide her true identity as the daughter of the notorious, wanted pirate Red-Haired Shanks. Half of Uta’s hair is red while the other half is lavender (which she probably inherited from her mother).
Uta’s fans from all over the world sail towards the island in order to attend her live concert, including Luffy, who only innocently likes Uta’s singing and has no idea of who her father is. Unfortunately for the Straw Hats, the Navy pirate hunters and other pirates are also planning to attend the concert.
The story truly begins when the shocking fact that Uta is Shank’s daughter is discovered, and chaos ensues.
The script for the film had been discussed by Oda (the writer and illustrator of the manga One Piece that has inspired the film Red), Taniguchi (the director) and Tsutomu Kuroiwa (scriptwriter) for over two years.
After reading the final script, Oda is quoted as saying, “It’s fantastic!” Tsutomu Kuroiwa commented on the Oricon Website that he hopes that the movie will touch many people’s hearts.
In an interview on the MisionTokyo Spanish website, Shiniji Shimizu, who is one of the producers of One Piece Film: Red, expressed how this is the first film that Eiichiro Oda has participated in the most.
Oda is working as the executive producer and character designer and he has reviewed the script. Shinji said in the interview that the film will be very different from the other One Piece films and that they’ve decided to use the 3D CGI in certain scenes to make them more impactful.