The upcoming One Piece Film: Red, based on the popular series, has its first teaser trailer, highlighting the Red-Haired Shanks’ escapades.
The upcoming One Piece Film: Red has gotten its first teaser trailer.
The short clip gives fans an early glance at the movie’s key antagonist: Patrick Redfield, alias Red the Aloof. Moreover, it indicates One Piece Film: Red will premiere on Aug. 6, 2022.
The new movie, which will be overseen by One Piece author Eiichiro Oda and be canon to the series’s storyline, will focus on Red-Haired Shanks and a new female character. Shanks is the captain of the Red Hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors of the New World, a title given upon the four most powerful pirates that reside in the second part of the Grand Line. He is known for inspiring series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy to become a pirate and seek down the titular treasure. Moreover, Shanks is the person who gifted Luffy his signature straw hat.
The current One Piece manga series made its début in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump on July 22, 1997, with the first anime episode releasing in Japan two years later on Oct. 20. The series has had great popularity with more than 490 million copies of the manga sold worldwide and the anime earning a net profit of ¥77.474 billion ($817 million) as of September 2020. One Piece has generated a multitude of adaptations like light novels, music, video games, a live-action television series, a kabuki play and of course, tie-in films.
Beyond Oda serving as executive producer, the creative team for One Piece Film: Red includes anime industry-veterans Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Mobile Fighter G Gundam) as the director and Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece: Heart of Gold, One Piece Film: Gold) as the screenwriter.
It has been an exciting time for One Piece fans with the anime recently achieving an astonishing 1,000 episodes. To honor the momentous achievement, Crunchyroll developed a unique AR filter that lets fans to join the Straw Hat Pirates and make their own wanted poster. The streaming service has also teamed up with Anime NYC and Midtown Comics to offer a unique picture contest. The winner will receive a one-year subscription to Crunchyroll, weekend passes to Anime NYC 2022 and a $100 gift card to Midtown Comics.
These celebrations and the imminent release of One Piece Film: Red show that even after 1,000 episodes and 1,032 manga chapters, excitement and passion for the series are still high, which is a testament to the story’s overall greatness. The One Piece anime series is available to stream on Funimation and Crunchyroll.