Oda clarifies if Uta from One Piece Film Red is canon

The answer…will surprise you…

Uta made her debut in the movie One Piece Film Red, one of the most successful of the oda franchise and, according to Eiichiro Oda himself, is an official character within the canon of the work. This is somewhat atypical for the series and raises several questions regarding Monkey D. Luffy’s origin and Shanks’ past.

As originally reported on the One Piece Twitter account spoilersOda explained in a new interview that in chapter 1055 of the current play Uta appears among the memories of Shanks like a dark shadow. This message from Oda is evident when we compare one by one, the shadow that is being talked about and the silhouette of Uta that was used to promote the film.

Most One Piece fans were introduced to Uta through the latest film in the franchise, One Piece Film: Red, which opened in Japan in August and in most Western markets in the first week of November. The film sees the Straw Hat Pirates travel to Music Island, where they meet Uta, who turns out to have a great bond with the franchise’s protagonist, She is a childhood friend of Luffy and is also the daughter of Red-Haired Pirate Emperor Shanks.this giving a great background to these two characters.

While the singer claims that she wishes to combat pain and suffering through music, her actual plan bears striking similarities to the plots of Obito and Madara Uchiha from Naruto. But, more importantly resignifies Monkey D. Luffy’s desire to have a musician in the crew. Although it is not clear what things do or do not fall within the official canon, at least we must emphasize that little Uta was the music of Red-Haired Shanks’ ship.

One Piece Film Red is one of the most successful movies

In the movie we see how Uta had always arrived with Shanks’ crew on the island of Monkey D. Luffy’s hometown. She moved her crew with her singing and gave them encouragement, even without knowing that possesses the power of the Song-Song devil fruit that enhances the effects of her voice. Without going into too many spoilers, it would be interesting to know more about Uta and her past in the following chapters of the manga.

Not only because it gives meaning to one of Monkey D. Luffy’s first wishes in Eiichiro Oda’s manga, but because it raises some questions about Shanks’ past. For example, it is unclear if Uta is still part of Red-Haired Shanks’ crew or if she had decided to become an internationally known singer. Until now, the little we knew about this girl had been thanks to the stories of the additional pages of each chapter of the manga.

Uta after consuming the Cantar Cantar Fruit

Uta after consuming the Song Song Devil Fruit in One Piece Film Red

Although we still do not know what Eiichiro Oda has planned to do with Uta, what is a fact is that the success that this film has achieved could give it the push it needs. needed to become the protagonist of this final arc of One Piece. We hope soon to be able to know more in the following chapters of the manga that is getting closer to its end.

One Piece Film Red has already grossed an impressive box office of over 17 billion yen (approximately $122 million USD). This incredible level of earnings has become the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2022 so far and one of the highest-grossing films in the country’s history, along with Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and Spirited Away. Although the box office in the West, the United States, Mexico, Spain and Latin America has yet to be counted, it may become one of the most successful productions worldwide.