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. The film is already airing in Japanese theaters, which is why American and British audiences are wondering when they will be able to see the movie, and we at Fiction Horizon have all the answers for you now.
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 in Japan. Crunchyroll has licensed the movie for release in English-speaking countries and has scheduled it for a Fall 2022 theatrical release.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the Western release of the 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 recently released anime film.
One Piece Film: Red – US and UK 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. It was also revealed that the movie would 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), was hired as the director of the movie from a screenplay written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa.
The movie has had its Japanese premiere and is currently airing in Japanese theaters, but when is it going to hit American and British theaters? Well, this is a million-dollar question, really, at this moment, since we don’t have a proper release date, but we do have some information for you. Namely, we know that Crunchyroll has licensed the movie for a theatrical release in the US, the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
When? Well, Crunchyroll has given us a very non-specific “Fall 2022” release date, which is a relatively wide release window, but it’s coming soon, so we don’t really have to worry too much. This is all we have at the moment about the movie’s Western release date. On the other hand, if you’re in France or Germany and Austria, you can watch the movie from August 10 and October 13, respectively.
As for the other countries, here is list of known release dates by country and/or region:
- Japan: August 6, 2022
- France: August 10, 2022
- Morocco: August 10, 2022
- Tunisia: August 10, 2022
- Algeria: August 10, 2022
- Taiwan: August 19, 2022
- Thailand: August 25, 2022
- Singapore: September 2, 2022
- Germany: October 13, 2022
- Austria: October 13, 2022
- Middle East: November 3, 2022
- Australia: Fall 2022
- Canada: Fall 2022
- Spain (in Catalonia also in Catalan): November 4, 2022
- United States of America: Fall 2022
- Ireland: Fall 2022
- Italy: Fall 2022
- New Zealand: Fall 2022
- United Kingdom : Fall 2022
- India: No date
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 not one, but three of them. The first one was released on April 13, 2022:
A second trailer was released on June 8, 2022:
And a third and final trailer was released on July 26, 2022:
These three trailers have given us a solid insight into the movie and have revealed what we can expect from the style, the story, and the characters involved.
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 English voice cast
At this moment, we don’t know much about the film’s English language voice cast save for what we usually know about the voices of One Piece. We know that the anime voice actors are going to reprise their roles in the movie, but who is going to provide the remaining voices is, as of this moment, unknown. We are going to update this article as soon as more information becomes available. As for the returning voices, we assume that we’ll be seeing these actors:
|Monkey D. Luffy
|Christopher R. Sabat
|Tony Tony Chopper
|Daisuke Gōri and Katsuhisa Hōki