One Piece Film Red Japanese Release Date Announced

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The upcoming One Piece Film Red film will launch in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022. Shueisha and Toei Animation introduced the movie’s launch date alongside the anime’s one thousandth episode. Directing the film is Code Geass creator Goro Taniguchi, with Eiichiro Oda producing. There is presently no confirmed North American or European launch. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

One Piece Film Red will comply with the story of a brand new red-haired character with a strong singing voice. In a message to fans, Oda said that he was “tired of drawing legendary old men in movies” and wished to attract a lady. He additionally highlighted that the film’s director Goro Taniguchi was in truth the primary particular person to animate the One Piece collection again in 1998, with the discharge of One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! OVA.

Notably, the teaser reveals that the character Shanks will seem within the movie. The official Funimation announcement additionally reveals that One Piece: Unlimited World Red‘s Patrick Redfield will be the movie’s central antagonist.

While Shueisha and Toei Animation haven’t confirmed a Western launch, the teaser trailer does function an official English translation. Furthermore, the English model of the movie’s official website states that One Piece Film: Red is “coming soon”. This might point out {that a} Western launch is presently within the works.

You can take a look at the teaser trailer beneath:

One Piece Film Red will launch in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022. There is presently no confirmed Western launch date.