One Piece Film Red is the upcoming 15th One Piece movie, and series author Eiichiro Oda has teased really big things for this project. Red Hair Shanks is one of the most mysterious characters in the series, especially through recent revelations in the manga, so it’ll be interesting to see where this story goes.
It had previously promised a new teaser being dropped after the character posters were shared on the movie’s official Twitter account. Now, the trailer has revealed the first footage from the highly anticipated anime flick!
The trailer begins with Red Hair Shanks speaking to Uta while they look out into the distance. He says to her, “though we’re apart, you’ll always be my daughter.” Clearly, the staff wanted to waste no time dropping such a huge bombshell of a revelation.
Uta is called “the world’s greatest diva” and there are many tears shed throughout this brief, 45-second look at the film. Her poster said she wants Luffy to quit being a pirate, and his Straw Hat isn’t with him. A few clips pass by of other characters (some who might be a surprise like Koby and Bepo) before Luffy addresses Uta with a note of displeasure due to her current activities.
No direct villain was hinted at, but it appears that Uta might not be the innocent fluff character type that typically characterizes some of the latest films in the franchise.
There’s finally some action as we see more of Uta in what appears to be a live concert which is attended by several fans. However, the trailer also ends with Shanks seemingly watching as Uta smiles in recognition.
It has already been established that Uta is Shanks’ daughter and that she will play a major role in One Piece Film RED. However, it is still unclear why the girl wants Monkey D. Luffy to quit being a pirate. Hopefully, we’ll finally get to learn more about the character in the next few weeks.
What do you think of the shocking revelation of Shanks’ daughter? Do you think she’ll be friend or foe to Luffy and company?
One Piece Film: RED will be directed by Goro Taniguchi while Tsutomu Kuroiwa wrote the screenplay. Eiichiro Oda himself serves as executive producer on the movie.
The film will be released in theaters in Japan on August 6, 2022. The international release dates have not yet been announced.