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One Piece Film Red Announces August Debut with a Mysterious Character PV

One Piece recently aired the 1000th episode, and the series is celebrating the achievement in style. What better way to commemorate a long-standing anime series than a movie announcement?


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Although the franchise is full of mysteries and intriguing characters, this time, the spotlight is likely to fall on a particularly baffling character, Shanks.

The One Piece franchise has announced a new anime movie, One Piece Film Red. The film is set to premiere in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2021. 

A new trailer for the film has been revealed:

『ONE PIECE FILM RED』超特報 Teaser Trailer/2022年8月6日(土)公開
ONE PIECE FILM RED ”Super Special News Teaser Trailer / Released on Saturday, August 6, 2022

The trailer starts by showing music notes and contains the dialogue, “Will her songs bring forth eternal happiness or endless imprisonment?

It looks like we will be introduced to an original character in the film. The new trailer also sports the same mysterious girl who is obviously going to play a significant role in the upcoming movie.

One Piece Film Red Announces August Debut with a Mysterious Character PV
One Piece Red Visual | Source: Official Website

So why is everyone assuming that Shanks will be present in the movie? Simple, he is the chief of the Red Hair Pirates, and the movie’s theme indicates that he might be present in it.

If Shank’s past is brought to light, then I hope we get to see his battle against Blackbeard. The things we are yet to know about Shanks are simply innumerable. 

Eiichiro Oda is himself making the character design of the mysterious woman who is teased in the visual. Staff members of the film include:

Position Staff Other Works 
Director Goro TaniguchiCode Geass
Screenplay Tsutomu KuroiwaOne Piece Film Gold
Executive Director Eiichiro OdaCreator of One Piece 

The celebration doesn’t end here as One Piece has also released a 17-minute clip that shows one second from every episode that has been aired so far. 

1 Second from 1000 Episodes of One Piece

Another video shows a reprised version of the “We Are” opening theme. This is the first OP of the anime and holds a special place in the hearts of all One Piece fans. 

TVアニメ「ONE PIECE」1000話記念:ウィーアー!
TV anime “ONE PIECE” 1000 episode commemoration: We are!

The compilation video was really nostalgic as it summarized Luffy and his crew’s journey, but at the same time, it reminded me that there’s still a long way to go before our journey with Oda ends. 

About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.

The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!

Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.

Source: One Piece Youtube 

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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