The story of Monkey D. Luffy’s journey to becoming the Pirate King has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. What started off as a manga became a whole franchise, with the anime series being the most popular derivated brand. The anime series has also spanned several anime movies, with the 15th one, One Piece Film: Red, being announced just recently.
One Piece Film: Red will be the 15th One Piece anime movie and a tie-in to the main anime series. The film was announced on November 21, 2021 in commemoration of Episode 1000’s release and will be released on August 6, 2022. The manga’s author, Eiichiro Oda, will supervise and produce the film.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming One Piece Film: Red, the 15th One Piece anime film. You’re going to find out about the official release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story will be about, and much more about this newly announced anime film.
One Piece Film: Red Release Date
On November 21, 2021, the 1000th episode of the One Piece anime has officially been released. This was a major milestone, as not many anime remain on the air long enough to reach the 1000-episode mark. This was certainly a cause for celebration and the producers of the show had a very special announcement for us that day.
It was announced that a new One Piece anime film, the 15th in total, would be released on August 6, 2022. Not much has been revealed in addition to that, but we have been given a teaser trailer and some information about the film’s crew.
We know that the movie is going to be supervised and produced by Eiichiro Oda, the author of the One Piece manga. Gorō Taniguchi, who had previously directed the OVA One Piece – Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack (which came out in 1998, 24 years before this movie is set to release, and over a year before the release of Episode 1 of the anime), will be directing the movie from a screenplay written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa.
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This movie is going to be the 15th One Piece movie and will probably continue the tradition of being non-canon, like the other 14 works. Here is a list of the previous One Piece movies and their release dates:
- One Piece: The Movie (March 4, 2000)
- Clockwork Island Adventure (March 3, 2001)
- Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals (March 2, 2002)
- Dead End Adventure (March 1, 2003)
- The Cursed Holy Sword (March 6, 2004)
- Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (March 5, 2005)
- The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle (March 4, 2006)
- Episode of Arabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates (March 3, 2007)
- Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura (March 1, 2008)
- One Piece Film: Strong World (December 12, 2009)
- One Piece 3D: Straw Hat Chase (March 19, 2011)
- One Piece Film: Z (December 15, 2012)
- One Piece Film: Gold (July 23, 2016)
- One Piece: Stampede (August 9, 2019)
- One Piece Film: Red (August 6, 2022)
In the sections that follow, we will be revealing the other information we know about the movie.
One Piece Film: Red Trailer
If you were wondering whether there is a trailer for One Piece Film: Red, we have good news for you – there is one:
This is, of course, just a teaser trailer but it’s better than nothing, right? The teaser reveals that Shanks will be heavily featured in the movie, as well as the introduction of a new female character. It also confirms August 6, 2022, as the official release date, and some of the crew members behind the project.
One Piece Film: Red Plot
Since the movie is a completely original story that won’t we adapting any released material, we don’t know much about the plot, save for what has been revealed in the first teaser trailer.
As the first teaser trailer reveals, the plot will involve Shanks, whose signature scar can be seen on the “D” in the film’s title logo, as well as during the final scene of the trailer.
A new female character will also appear in the film, which Oda says is a departure from the older male characters who have starred as villains in four of the last five films. The teaser poster shows the woman, who appears to be a resident of Sky Island, in a strange costume, while the trailer confirms that she is, indeed, going to be the villain of the movie.
One Piece Film: Red Cast
Save for the three confirmed crew members, we know nothing about the movie’s other crew, as well as the cast. We assume that the anime voice actors will return, but we don’t know which characters will be featured in the movie, and we don’t know who is going to voice the new characters that are set to appear.
As for the returning voices, we assume that we’ll be seeing these actors:
|Monkey D. Luffy||Mayumi Tanaka||Colleen Clinkenbeard|
|Roronoa Zoro||Kazuya Nakai||Christopher R. Sabat|
|Nami||Akemi Okamura||Luci Christian|
|Usopp||Kappei Yamaguchi||Sonny Strait|
|Sanji||Hiroaki Hirata||Eric Vale|
|Tony Tony Chopper||Ikue Ōtani||Brina Palencia|
|Nico Robin||Yuriko Yamaguchi||Stephanie Young|
|Franky||Kazuki Yao||Patrick Seitz|
|Jimbei||Daisuke Gōri and Katsuhisa Hōki||Daniel Baugh|
|Shanks||Shūichi Ikeda||Brandon Potter|
The rest of the cast remains a mystery. It is possible that even some of the characters from this list won’t appear, but we assume that most will. We also know that Shanks is going to play a prominent role in the film, but this is everything we know about the movie so far.
Is the One Piece Film: Red Canon?
Since we don’t know much about the film as of yet – it was only announced a day before the writing of this article – we can’t answer this question with absolute certainty. But, what we know from the previous 14 movies, One Piece Film: Red is not going to be canon, as none of the previous movies have been canon, but this can change, based on what Oda and the writers decide to do (it wouldn’t be overly strange for an anime series to have a canon movie).