While the movie One Piece: RED is scheduled for next summer, a program and a poster have just lifted the veil a little more, still just as opaque on what will be the salt of the next animated film. And it must be said that this intriguing poster presenting a new character is the subject of many discussions, including one in connection with the famous Shanks le Roux.
One Piece: RED with Shanks le Roux as the main protagonist
Lately, the news around One Piece is particularly rich. Between the last narrative arc of the manga which arrives at a turning point, the film One Piece: RED planned for this summer, One Piece Odyssey and the Netflix live-action series that continues to reveal its cast, fans will have plenty to look forward to. In this regard, the One Piece News Coo Online, the show dedicated to the universe of One Piece revealed several announcements today regarding the universe’s cross-media products, including the movie One Piece Red scheduled for August 22, 2022.
The film, produced by Eiichiro Oda will focus in part on one of the manga’s cult characters, namely Shanks le Roux. As a reminder, this character is the captain of the Roux crew and one of the Four Emperors. But it is also a brand new character that has been teased during this mass One Piece through a published poster.
A mysterious character
This highlights a character already seen in the first trailer. If his name, identity and intentions are not yet known, the poster features a young woman who wears an outfit in red, pink and white hues. The information is meager, so we do not yet know if it is an ally or an enemy. One sentence, however, begs the question: ” Luffy, give up the life of a pirate. “. In any case, we will have to wait for more information to know more about the link between her, Luffy and his comrades, and Shanks.
On the side of the fan base, it was enough for this poster to be subject to hypotheses and theories. Among them, the fact that this woman is connected to Shanks. Part of his hair is red, like the pirate leader’s. The fact that he is the main character of the animated film suggests that a member of his family would also be at the center of the plot. More precisely, some fans even take it a step further by suggesting it could even be his daughter.
Nevertheless, this is only one theory among many others, so it is necessary to take a step back. Additionally, several characters have red hair in the anime; include Eustass Kid or Rockstar. There is therefore no indication that Shanks and this girl are related.
Shanks le Roux, a popular character
But if this theory, although wobbly, has emerged to the point to the point of being relayed, it is that it testifies to two things. First, it says a lot about the interest aroused by the animated feature film. Secondly, we notice that the character of Shanks is still as popular as ever. It must be said that the Emperor is a special character in many ways (personality, characteristics, rivalry with Mihawk, connection with Luffy). Finally quite mysterious, Shanks Le Roux continues to be at the center of many theories, which demonstrates the desire of fans to know more about him!
We will therefore have to wait in order to have some answers. On the other hand, we can already get an idea of what the Mugiwaras crew members will look like. The battle outfits were posted on Twitter, and recall the time of the corsairs and their battles in the seas of the globe.
Here is, for those who haven’t seen it yet, a teaser of One Piece: RED. As a reminder, Toei Animation had announced the release date, scheduled for August 6, 2022 in Japan. But this one finally showed up shifted to the 22nd of the same month.
For your part, what do you think of this intriguing character? Do not hesitate to share your impressions in the comments.