A play unveiled his new film, One Piece Film: Red , following the official launch of its 1000th anime episode.
The project will be supervised by A play creator Eiichiro Oda himself, and directed by Goro Taniguchi who worked on Mobile Suit Gundam, Code Geass, and according to Oda, was the first person in the world to animate the series’ main protagonist, Luffy.
The short trailer above begins with a visual of a blank musical score with the grid lines dancing across the sheet to reveal a hand-drawn image of a new female character, accompanied by background narration. which translates to “Will his voice forever beget happiness … Or endless imprisonment? In a hand-written message to fans, Oda says,” I’m sick of drawing legendary old grandfathers in the movies! I want to draw a new little female character! This is the character I want to do now! The 30 second teaser ends with a picture of the pirate, Shanks.
Shanks, also known as “Red Hair”, is the captain of the Red Hair Pirates, one of the Four New World Emperors, and the man who gave young Luffy his signature straw hat at the start of the series and inspired him to be a pirate. With only a few appearances, A play fans are excited to learn more about the powerful and enigmatic character.
One Piece Film: Red will first be released in Japan on August 6, 2022, before releasing worldwide. Stay tuned for more news.
Message from Eiichiro Oda for ONE PIECE FILM RED (approximate translation, apologies for any mistakes):
“I’m sick of drawing legendary old grandfathers in the movies!” I want to draw a new little female character! This is the character I want to do now! And that’s how it startedâ¦ https://t.co/gWIudxEdI4
– Shonen Jump News – Unofficial (@WSJ_manga) November 19, 2021
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