One Piece Film: Red is the upcoming 15th One Piece movie, set to be released on August 6, 2022. The film was first announced on November 21, 2021 in commemoration of Episode 1000’s release.
The film will involve Shanks and introduce a major new female character: his estranged daughter Uta, a singer who wants Monkey D. Luffy to quit being a pirate.
Shanks’ classic red hair will be filling up theaters across Japan soon as ONE PIECE FILM RED tells the tale of the Four Emperor’s supposed daughter in a brand new story thought up by manga creator Eiichiro Oda. To celebrate all of Oda’s work on the newest One Piece film and as a treat to filmgoers in Japan, they will be receiving the “Volume 4 Billion ‘RED'” book.
The “Volume 4 Billion ‘RED'” book will be given out to those on a first-come, first-serve basis from the Japanese premiere of the ONE PIECE FILM RED on August 6 and hold a collection of setting sketches and designs by Oda for the movie. It wasn’t announced what the print run of the book will be.
Producer Shinji Shimizu joined the panel to talk about Film RED. There weren’t many big reveals that we didn’t already know, but there were a few interesting comments that were made:
– One Piece Film RED will be the film in which Oda has been the most involved in.
– Oda wanted Film RED to be completely different from all the previous films. We didn’t get details as to how, he did drop a hint saying that other films usually involve Luffy fighting a big bad villain at the end, but that might not necessarily be the case in Film RED.
– No reveals on if Luffy will meet Shanks in the film, but he did confirm that all the Red Haired captains will show up.
The film will be released in Japan in August, and should be available in North America around October.