One Piece Red: a new movie announced, release date and new character revealed

A new movie One Piece confirmed

The rumor was true: we will soon have the right to a new film One Piece. The news was confirmed this Sunday, November 21, 2021, on the occasion of the broadcast of episode 1000 of the anime in Japan, Toei Animation recently launched production of a 15th feature film entitled One Piece Red.

What can we expect with this new project? So far, it has only been announced that Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass) was chosen as director, while Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Heart of Gold) will be the screenwriter. Likewise, the theatrical release date is currently set for August 6, 2022 for Japan. And for France? Like the previous film Stampede, it will probably take a few more months.

Eiichrio Oda invested in this project

Side intrigue, without big surprise, the mystery thus remains whole for the moment. Nevertheless, as some clues already imply (red color, branded logo …), this new story should be centered on Shanks le Roux and his crew. What to make the happiness of the fans who waited for a long time to find it in action. However, it is not yet clear at what chronological point will the narrative take place vis-à-vis the anime / manga (flashbacks? Current time?).

On the other hand, one thing is certain: Eiichiro Oda – yet very busy with the end of his work, will indeed be present on this project as a supervisor. In this regard, the mangaka promised that “lots of surprises are coming for the fans“, and that he will notably be at the origin of the creation of a new character. The one who confesses”tired of always drawing legendary old men“has indeed imagined a new heroine. Again, little information is known about her, but her design has been teased through a first illustration available below. Hypé?