Following the commemoration of One Piece’s 1000th episode on November 21, 2021, One Piece announced that there will be a 15th movie to be released in August 2022.
This is aside from the release of its Netflix live-action adaptation and its new video game called One Piece Odyssey.
UPDATE: The release date of One Piece Red in the Phiippines has been revealed.
The film will focus on Shanks—considered to be one of the Four Emperors and Luffy’s idols. It will also introduce a new female character who encourages Luffy to quit becoming a pirate and the red-haired pirate as teased in its visual poster.
One Piece Film Red Release Date
One Piece Film: Red’s established official release date in Japan is on August 6, 2022. International premiere is expected to happen by Fall of 2022.
One Piece Film Red Characters
The film also teased the different characters, their purpose and the voice actors:
- Monkey D Luffy — Voiced by Mayumi Tanaka, the main protagonist of the franchise and the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and known to be dreaming of becoming the Pirate King. In one of the promotional posters of the film, Luffy is seen to be wearing a black leather jacket with a bigger hat!
- Roronoa Zoro — Voiced by Kazuya Nakai, a key member of the Straw Hat Pirates and an excellent swordsman. For the movie, he is seen to be wearing a sleek and black ensemble.
- Nami — Voiced by Akemi Okamura, Nami is one of the main female protagonists in the film. Known to be an excellent navigator with the usual jeans and bralette; this film showcases Nami to be wearing a sexy top with a black shirt and fishnet stockings.
- Usopp — Voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi, often associated with the funny scenes in the franchise. In this film, Usopp is seen to wear a shiny balack overall with a funky hat.
- Sanji — Voiced by Hiroaki Hirata, Sanji is the official chef of the group and a good swordsman. Sanji is seen to wear a fresh baby pink shirt above the black leather jacket with noticeable holes in his pants.
- Tony Tony Chopper — Voiced by Ikue Otani, Tony Tony Chopper is the medical rescuer in the group. In the upcoming film, he is seen to be wearing his pink hat above a much larger black hat while wearing maroon shorts and a sleeveless shirt.
- Red-Haired Shanks — Voiced by Shuichi Ikeda, this is the character who the film will focus on.
Looking at the trailer, it starts with a close up shot of music notes, thereafter presented by rough drawings of an unnamed female character. At the end of the video, Shanks appears with a worrying face.