one piece is back on everyone’s lips for different reasons. On the one hand, the unforgettable chapter 1044 of the manga, which has left us all with our mouths open; on the other, the recently announced One Piece Odyssey, the most ambitious video game we remember based on the adventures of the Mugiwara. But also for what is to come in the audiovisual world, with the film One Piece Film Red as mistress of ceremonies this year 2022. We tell you everything we know about the film.
One Piece Film Red: date and what the film will be about
One Piece Film Red this will premiere August 6, 2022 in Japan. It is not just any One Piece movie, but the fifteenth. After its announcement last November in the pages of the Weekly Shōnen Jump from Shueisha, the magazine where Eiichiro Oda’s manga is published every week, we learned that this production seeks to commemorate the release of the anime’s 1000th episode —issued for the first time that same month of November 2021—, without entering into any type of plot spoilage.
One Piece Film Red owes its name to the figure of Shanks. We know that the Redhead, one of the Four Emperors (Yonkou) who rule the New World, will have some kind of special involvement in the plot. By way of context, we are talking about a very important character in the One Piece universe: he is the one who prompted Monkey D. Luffy to become King of the Pirates, who found the Gomu Gomu fruit that the protagonist ate and who sacrificed one of his arms for saving his life in episode 1 itself.
If you look closely, the “D” of the logo appears crossed by three stripes, which are still Shanks’ scar on his face.
Eiichiro Oda participates as producer and supervisor of One Piece Film Red
At the moment, the details of the plot are scarce, but little by little we are learning new interesting aspects of what is the first official One Piece movie since One Piece: Stampede (2019). First and foremost: Eiichiro Oda, who serves as the film’s producer and supervisor. This guarantees quality standards for the script, as has already happened in previous films such as One Piece Film: Strong World, written by himself; One Piece Film: Z, in which he was a supervisor; or also One Piece Film: Gold, where he was a producer.
Another striking aspect of the film is the new female character.One Piece Film Red will add to the cast of characters a woman who, apparently, may come from the Sky Island (Skypiea). In the last poster we can see it in more detail. Will it have something to do with Shanks? For now we don’t know his name.
On the other hand, we know that Tsutomu Kuroiwa is in charge of the script, just like One Piece Film Gold, with Eiichiro Oda in executive production. The director of the film is goro taniguchioriginal creator of Code Geass.
One Piece Film Red carry over two years in development. It is one of Toei Animation’s most ambitious productions under the pirate license and will feature the entire Mugiwara gang, including Jimbei. Soon we will know more details, including its possible broadcast in cinemas in Europe and the rest of the world.