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's international release dates, cast, canon, trailer, and more!
About One Piece Film: Red
One Piece Film: Red was first revealed on November 21, 2021, and it offers a new story from Eiichiro Oda's amazing mind.
Fans will undoubtedly like One Piece Film: Red when it debuts, thanks to Oda's active engagement as executive producer, character designer, and script reviewer.
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 Red-Haired Shanks' daughter is revealed!
When Is One Piece Film: Red's Release Date in the US, UK, and Internationally?
One Piece Film: Red is confirmed to be released in US theaters this October thanks to the collaboration of Toei Animation and Crunchyroll.
The special video for One Piece Film: Red, which was released during the USC Trojans Football Team's season opener against Rice University, confirms Luffy's return to US theaters in October.
However, no specific date has been established yet. The movie will be available in Japanese with English subtitles as well as in English dub.
One Piece Film: Red had its Japanese premiere on August 6. So far, the 15th One Piece film has grossed 2.25 billion yen and topped the Japanese box office.
The film has already earned 78% more in its first two days than One Piece Film: Stampede did in its first three days!
One Piece Film: Red will be released in Singapore on September 29, thanks to the efforts of the anime distributor Odex.
The premiere of One Piece Film: Red in the Philippines will begin with a fan screening event on September 17 and 18.
The same is true for Indonesia, where a fan screening event will be held from September 16 to 18.
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 yet.
One Piece Film: Red Cast
Kaori Nazuka (Nunnally vi Brittania of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) 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.
Meanwhile, Gordon is voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda (Isshiki Otsutsuki in Boruto and Nanami in Jujutsu Kaisen).
Other cast members have been announced as well. Chise Niitsu plays Romy, a poor girl who admires Uta.
Yuuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan and Todoroki Shoto in My Hero Academia) plays Yorueka, a shepherd who has traveled a long distance just to attend Uta's concert.
Mayumi Tanaka will reprise her role as Monkey D. Luffy, 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 Canon?
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 as well.
Fans expected One Piece Film: Red to not be canon in terms of timeline, but to reveal some new canon information about Shanks.
One Piece Film: Red Trailer
Stay tuned for more updates and information leading up to the international release of One Piece Film: Red in theaters!