One Piece Film Red Anime Release Date: Cast, Plot – Everything We Know so Far
For those who can’t wait until August 6th, One Piece: Red, the fifteenth film in the Shonen franchise, will include both Red-Haired Shanks’ comeback and the debut of his daughter Uta. Crunchyroll and Toei Animation have teamed up to bring the new film to theatres worldwide this fall, allowing One Piece fans in North America and elsewhere to see this new chapter in the Straw Hat Pirates saga.
On August 6, author Eiichiro Oda unveiled a new poster to promote the premiere of One Piece: Red this fall, with Japanese viewers getting to see the introduction of Uta on August 6th.
This is what Masayuki Endo, Toei Animation’s President, and CEO, had to say about announcing that the fifteenth One Piece feature will be released in theatres worldwide:
“This fall, on the occasion of the One Piece franchise’s 23rd anniversary, we are proud to release One Piece Film Red in theatres all around the world. New character Uta makes his One Piece debut in Eiichiro Oda’s latest film, which promises to be an exciting new adventure with the Straws Hats.”
Mitchel Berger, the Senior Vice President of Global Commerce for Crunchyroll, also explained how the streaming firm will participate in the release of Red-Haired Shanks and the Straw Hat Pirates:
One Piece: The Red Cast
Speaking voice for Uta in One Piece Film: Red is being provided by Kaori Nazuka (Nunnally vi Brittania from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) Ado, on the other hand, will provide Uta’s singing voice and work on the film’s official theme song, “Shinjidai” (New Genesis).
As part of the Uta Project, Ado will work with other artists and performers to present music videos featuring various illustrators. Episodes of shorter length will also be a part of the show. Kenjiro Tsuda Will Actor the Character of Gordon (isshiki Otsutsuki in Boruto, Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen).
This time, there will be a new cast of characters, including Mayumi Tanaka as Luffy, Kazuya Nakai as Roronoa Zoro, Akemi Okamura as Names, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Usopp, Ikue Otani as Chopper, Yuriko Yamaguchi as Nico Robin, Kazuki Yao for Franky and Cho for Brook. There will also be a new character, Red-Haired Shanks.
Red Plot in One Piece Film
It takes place on a tropical island, where the world’s most famous diva, Uta, performs her first public show. When Uta sings while keeping her true identity a secret, her voice is said to sound “out of this world.”
As a result of Luffy’s Straw Hat crew and the Naval force, as well as fans from all over the world, Uta’s voice has changed. We learn right away that she is in fact Red-Haired Shanks’ “daughter,” which is a shocking development.
Date of Publication of One Piece Film: Red
At Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan, Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan, One Piece Film: Red will premiere on August 6, 2022, in Japan, and on July 22, 2022, in the world. For the first time in 2017, Japan has designated the 22nd of June as One Piece Day, in honor of the manga’s debut in Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump.
One Piece Film: Red will premiere in Thailand on August 25, 2022, according to the announcement by Thai film distributor Japan Anime Movie (JAM). One Piece Film: Red will be released in France on August 10, 2022, according to a tweet.
Meanwhile, in Italy, One Piece Film: Red will premiere in the autumn of 2022. As of this writing, the release date has not yet been finalized.
Since Crunchyroll has teamed up with Toei Animation, the upcoming theatrical release of One Piece Film: Red will take place across the globe this fall.
The Trailer for One Piece: Red
During the trailer, Shanks can be seen talking to a young Uta in a castle. Over ten years prior to Luffy’s adventure beginning, Shanks still possesses the Straw Hat and has not given it to Luffy, making this scene all the more poignant.
To make matters more complicated for Luffy’s journey, Shanks was only appointed as a Yonko a few years prior to the start of his own journey. In a video chat, Shanks assures Uta that despite their distance, he will always consider her to be his daughter.