The One Piece: Red movie has released a new poster, cast details and a tantalizing new trailer.
While previous previews have revealed that many characters from the series will appear in the latest film, Film: Red focuses on three characters: central protagonist Luffy, the pirate captain who gave him his Straw Hat, Red-Haired Shanks , and the series’ newest character, a singer named Uta, who turns out to be Shanks’ daughter. The new trailer for the film also focuses on the trio of characters and shows several scenes where Luffy and Shank interact with each other, including a flashback that reveals they met when they were much younger, and a current scene in which Luffy reveals to a crowd that Uta is the daughter of Shanks. The trailer is punctuated by the film’s new theme song, “Shinjidai” (rough translation of “New generation”) of Ado, a J-pop musician who will voice Uta.
『ONE PIECE FILM RED』
歌唱キャストは #teen さんです♪
—名塚佳織 (@nazukakaori) June 8, 2022
Toei-Animation also announced two new additions to the series’ voice cast: Kenjiro Tsudawho has already performed Kentaro Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen, will star as Gordon, a towering new character who has some sort of connection to Uta. Uta will be embodied by Kaori Nazuka, who previously starred in Eureka Seven and Fairy Tail. These two characters will join the voice actress of Luffy, Mayumi Tanakaand the rest of the series’ usual cast, all of whom will be reprising their roles for the film.
One Piece Film: Red is the 15th theatrical release in the long-running series, and sees the Straw Hat Pirates travel to a new island in order to take part in a famous music festival. All of the crew, plus a few recurring characters from the series, will receive new punk-rock themed costumes for the film. The creator of the series, Eiichiro Oda, is overseeing the production of the new film. The script for the new film is written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa, who previously wrote One Piece Film: Gold. The latest theatrical release of The Straw Hats is directed by Goro Taniguchiwho is best known for his work on Code Geass.