This is such a momentous year for One Piece fans! With the manga’s last act approaching, One Piece is gearing up to release its 15th feature film. Get ready for Uta, Red-Haired Shanks’ daughter, to conquer the waters with her incredible voice! Here’s all you need to know about One Piece Film Red: release date, cast, canon, and more!
One Piece Film: Red was first revealed on November 21, 2021, and it offers a new story from Eiichiro Oda’s amazing mind.
Oda’s involvement as executive producer, character designer, and script reviewer makes it clear that fans will like One Piece Film: Red when it comes out.
Goro Taniguchi will also direct One Piece Film: Red, which will be his second collaboration with the series after One Piece: Defeat the Pirate Ganzaki in 1998. According to Oda, Goro Taniguchi was the first person who ever animated Luffy.
Toei Animation has revealed that the new feature will be part of the series’ 1000th episode anniversary. The script will be written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa, who previously worked on One Piece Film Gold.
Interestingly, the script for One Piece Film: Red has been in development for over two years! To make the sequences more compelling to the audience, the film will combine 2D and 3D CGI.
One Piece Film: Red, dubbed “the Shanks movie” by fans, focuses on the new character, Uta, the world’s most popular diva.
Luffy and the Straw Hats, along with other pirates and the Marines, descend on the island to hear her otherworldly voice after she announces her first public concert in Elegia, the island of music. However, things will take a sharp turn as Uta’s secret identity as the Red-Haired Shanks’ daughter is revealed!
One Piece Film: “Red Release Date”
One Piece Film: Red will have its Japanese premiere on August 6, 2022, followed by a world premiere on July 22, 2022, at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan.
Japan has been celebrating June 22 as One Piece Day since 2017. This is to remember when the manga was first published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
According to the announcement by Thai film distributor, Japan Anime Movie (JAM), One Piece Film: Red will premiere in Thailand on August 25, 2022.
In a Twitter confirmation, One Piece Film: Red will be released in France on August 10, 2022.
Meanwhile, in Italy, One Piece Film: Red will be premiering in autumn 2022. At the time of writing, no exact date has been set for the release.
Toei Animation and Crunchyroll have collaborated to bring One Piece Film: Red to theaters in North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this fall.
However, no specific date has been established. The movie will be available in Japanese with English subtitles as well as in an English dub.
Also, Toei Animation will hold a panel at Anime Expo on July 2 to discuss the fall theatrical release of One Piece Film: Red.
One Piece Movie: Red Cast
Kaori Nazuka (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion’s Nunnally vi Brittania) will provide the speaking voice for Uta in One Piece Film: Red. Meanwhile, Ado will provide Uta’s singing voice, as well as work on the film’s official theme song, “Shinjidai” (New Genesis).
Ado will also collaborate with other artists and performers on the Uta Project to showcase music videos with various illustrators. The project will also include short episodes.
Kenjiro Tsuda, who plays Isshiki Otsutsuki in Boruto and Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen, will be the voice of Gordon.
Mayumi Tanaka will reprise her role as Monkey D. Luffy, with Kazuya Nakai as Roronoa Zoro, Akemi Okamura as Nami, Kappei Yamaguchi as Usopp, Hiroaki Hirata as Sanji, Ikue Otani as Chopper, Yuriko Yamaguchi as Nico Robin, Kazuki Yao as Franky, Cho as Brook, Katsuhisa Hoki as Jimbei, and Shuichi Ikeda as Red-Haired Shanks.
Is One Piece Film: Red a Canon movie?
One Piece Film: Red, like the previous 14 films in the series, will be a standalone story with no direct connection to the series. As a result, it will most likely not be referenced in the original canon series.
However, One Piece Film: Red contains a crucial plot element involving Red-Haired Shanks. After the recent success of the canon Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen films, it will not be surprising if One Piece ventures into uncharted territory.
Fans expected One Piece Film: Red to not be canon in terms of timeline, but to reveal some new canon information about Shanks.