The 5 reasons to go see One Piece Film RED in the cinema

The wait has come to an end. One Piece returns to theaters with what could be his best and most important film to date. A film that comes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eiichiro Oda’s work and that seems essential to better understand Shanks, a character as mysterious as it is important within it, and especially now that we are heading towards the final stretch of the history. So that you understand why he is on everyone’s lips, we are going to review the top 5 reasons why no one should miss One Piece Film RED.

Living history of Japanese cinema

It has just started its commercial career outside of Japan, but One Piece Film RED is already living history in Japanese cinema. To start is your highest grossing film of 2022a milestone having been harvested this course other great releases such as Jujutsu Kaisen 0 and Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. But it is also that One Piece Film RED is also located among the five highest grossing Japanese films of all time. We repeat, OF ALL HISTORY. And as we said, this has just begun.

The only doubt that remains regarding One Piece Film RED is whether it will be able to reach that prestigious podium made up of Your Name (bronze), Spirited Away (silver) and Night Watch: Infinity Train (Prayed). This is already like the battle between Avatar and The Avengers. An unstoppable phenomenon everyone will remember and of which it is worth forming an opinion. Are you going to stay without contributing to the record and without knowing who will hold it?

Shanks the Redhead

He is the man who gave Luffy his straw hat. The person who pushed him into the arms of piracy. The last emperor of the Old Age. the pirate with greatest reward of those left alive in history (4,048,900,000 berries). The character with whom he does not want to duel, not even Mihawk himself, the proclaimed one piece best swordsman. The human with the highest haki level since Gol D. Roger, aka the Pirate King. And all that without an arm and without devil fruits involved. In summary, Shanks is a bad ass.

According to Eiichiro Oda, the author of One Piece, Shanks is one of his favorite characters and the one who inherits the most traits from his personality. According to Goro Taniguchi, the director of Film RED, he is a figure as important in history as Luffy. She has barely had a dozen appearances in the 25-year life of the manga, but what an appearance. Each and every one of them was burned into our retina, just as it happens with its appearance in the film. Shanks and his gang are by far the best part of the film. They have the best confrontation of it (against two vice admirals!), his story with Uta is moving and harbors a revelation about his person that could be key in the final stretch of the series. Spectacular.

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A movie that goes to manga day

Usually, movies based on successful manga and anime are not part of the canon and they are set and placed behind arcs that have already occurred long ago and are known to anyone. One Piece Film RED no. The tape is daring enough to assume the day of the manga and show things that, you have been warned, are a spoiler for those who only watch the anime. Serve as an example without spoiling the appearance of Jinbe as one more of the band even having joined it during the Onigashima War that is taking place these days. Come on, he practically is as if the story takes place after the Wano arc.

Regardless of how contemporary it feels, the film also incorporates elements into canon, as is the case of the character of Uta, the daughter of Shanks, to whom several chapters of the anime have already been dedicated as confirmation (the moving 1029 and 1030, in case you want to see them before the film). And there is more, throughout the projection they are dropped some clues about shanks past which could well prove fundamental in the near future. That is to say that One Piece Film RED is an indispensable poneglyph for fans to discover the final secrets of the greatest story ever told.

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Ado’s songs

He was born in the year 2002 (that’s right, he’s only 20 years old) and no one has yet discovered his name, but under his pseudonym he is already waiting one of the most influential and successful J-Pop artists in Japan. Ado is in charge of the songs of One Piece Film RED and of giving the voice to Uta, with whom she has more similarities than anyone would have imagined (both tremendously young and talented, in love with music, with hordes of faithful behind and a history behind his training and unfair anonymity). There could be no better choice to bring Shanks’ daughter to life and thanks to her the character breathes truth.

That such an emerging star has wanted to be involved on such a level with the film speaks not only of the love and devotion that One Piece inspires, but of the quality of the musical numbers of the filmmany and very important. Because above all we are facing a musical full of sequences and choreographies in which to enjoy Ado’s voice. The director of the film, Goro Taniguchi, has assured that he was trying to reflect the current music scene in Japanthus introducing some extra artistic concerns within the production. Half movie, half concert. Idols take to theaters to demonstrate the reasons for their rise.

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gifts and details

And we close with something as materialistic as it is symbolic. Because if you don’t take long to go see One Piece Film RED you can (and only can, there is a limit on supplies) that you receive some of the film’s commemorative tickets and manga. A precious detail that is full of drawings and annotations on all the characters in the film. The best example of how much care and attention has been given to this premiere (there are even versions dubbed into Spanish and Catalan!).

Because the most important thing we must understand is that One Piece Film RED, more than a premiere it’s an event sir. It’s been so long since we had a One Piece movie and there seems to be so little left for the end of the story to enjoy and celebrate these 25 years of piracy as much as you can. Meeting with the friends with whom we talk about her, sharing a room with other fans, chanting cameos and jokes that feel like home, savor every new second of Shanks and our favorite characters. In short, remember together why we love the work of Eiichiro Oda. Long live the Straw Hats and Luffy D. Monkey, future King of the Pirates.

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