Eiichiro Oda Shares Special Message to Fans for One Piece Red Premiere

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With the film releasing in Japan tomorrow, series creator Eiichiro Oda released a special message for fans regarding One Piece Film: Red.

The handwritten message is in Japanese and was shared on the official One Piece Twitter account, and it is about Oda encouraging fans of the series to watch the film in theaters.

In the message Oda invited fans to watch One Piece Film: Red in cinemas, saying that the movie will feel like a live music performance thanks to the voice of Uta.

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Oda also asked fans how they were doing, especially as the summer heat of Japan is rising. He also mentioned how watching the latest One Piece movie is a good way to beat the summer heat as cinemas have cool air conditioning.

For context, August is summer in Japan, and this year, the season’s temperature has reached sweltering levels.

The series creator then ended his message by wishing fans well and hoping that fans who watch can enjoy the movie.

While most fans in Japan will get to watch the movie tomorrow for the first time, some lucky fans were able to watch it early during its premiere on One Piece Day on July 22, 2022.

This upcoming One Piece movie is the fifteenth feature film in the series, and it follows Luffy and the Straw Hat crew as they attend the concert of Uta.

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While Uta is the world’s most beloved singer, it is soon revealed that she is the daughter of the legendary pirate, Shanks.

Uta is an interesting character for many reasons, one of which is that her singing voice is provided by popular Japanese singer Ado. She is also noteworthy as Uta is reportedly a canon character.

One Piece Film: Red will release in cinemas, IMAX, and other venues in Japan tomorrow, August 6, 2022. A Fall 2022 release is scheduled in select countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, and more.

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