news culture One Piece Red: Release date, story … Everything you need to know about the 15th film
One Piece Red is fast approaching. This is an opportunity to recap everything there is to know about the world’s 15th best-selling manga film.
- What is the release date of One Piece: Red?
- How to watch the movie One Piece: Red in France?
- What is One Piece?
- How does One Piece: Red fit into the story?
- What is the synopsis of One Piece: Red?
- Who are the creatives behind One Piece: Red?
- Do you want to know more?
What is the release date of One Piece: Red?
One Piece Red movie is planned in France for August 10, 2022, in theaters. Teased by Eiichiro Oda and announced during episode 1000 of the anime adaptation, the film is set to be released on August 6, 2022 in Japan. Fortunately, the wait wasn’t too long, to the delight of fans. Only 4 sleeps to wait, and to avoid any spoilers that may be found on the internet, especially Twitter. As a reminder, we had to wait 2 months (too much sleep) to finally see One Piece: Stampede, the previous film, come to our country.
Well, the date was great, but how can we watch the movie One Piece Red in France? Only at the movies! After its release in dark rooms, it was necessary to wait 17 months before seeing the animated film arrive on a streaming platform. This is explained by the media chronology implemented in our country which requires this precise waiting time. In general, it is a series of rules that determine the order and the deadlines in which a cinematographic work can be broadcast after its cinema release, depending on the media (DVD, Blu-ray, TV, VOD, SVOD) . Episodes and the latest One Piece Stampede movie are now available on the DNA streaming platform. Because of this, there is a high possibility that One Piece Red will also be available from them.
What is One Piece?
With over 500 million copies distributed, One Piece is best selling manga in the world. The shonen, created by Eiichirō Oda, was first published in 1997 in Weekly Shōnen Jump. We follow the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who becomes elastic after eating a devil fruit… the Gomu-Gomu no Mi. These fruits have the ability to grant special powers to anyone who eats them, in exchange for their ability to swim. Accompanied by his loyal crew, our hero explores the seas with the ultimate goal of becoming the next “Pirate King” and finding the One Piece.
Like the previous 14 films, One Piece Red will not become canon in manga history. Despite this, we can establish a place in the chronological order of the saga. In the trailer, Jimbei is part of Luffy’s crew during this movie. So it had to take place after the Whole Cake Island arc, where Straw Hat faced off against one of the four emperors, Big Mom. In this film, we learn that Shanks has a daughter, Uta. This kind of script twist should be considered in the manga, under penalty of inconsistency. The arrival of the revelations of Shanks was also announced, and therefore they will be part of the scenario for the sequel of One Piece.
What is the synopsis of One Piece: Red?
Other than the trailers, very little information is available on the One Piece Film: Red storyline. Here’s the official synopsis:
Luffy and his crew are about to attend a highly anticipated music festival. The world’s most famous singer, Uta, will take the stage for the first time. One who is none other than the daughter of the legendary pirate Shanks Le Roux will reveal the incredible power of her voice to change the world.
Who are the creatives behind One Piece: Red?
It is, once again, Toei Animation that takes care of the production of the film One Piece Red. We will see in realization Goro Taniguchi, which we already saw for the amazing Code Geass. In the scenario, we have Tsutomu Kuroiwa which has proven itself in One Piece: Gold or Black Butler. As always, Eiichiro Oda took on the role of producer. Of course, we will find the Official Seiyūs at work, with Mayumi Tanaka for Luffy, Kazuya Nakai for Zoro, Akemi Okamura for Nami, and more.
Do you want to know more?
- A One Piece video game is currently in development. One Piece Odyssey is an RPG published by Bandai Namco scheduled for 2022 on PC, PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X/S.