One Piece: Red Anime Debuts New Trailer, Theme Song, Project Uta, and Poster by Eiichiro Oda

The upcoming One Piece Film: Red has received a slew of new media ahead of its upcoming release, including a trailer, information on the mysterious “Uta Project,” and new major visuals drawn by series creator Eiichiro Oda.

Source: Movie One Piece: Red (2022), Toei Animation

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This deluge of updates regarding One Piece Film: Red was revealed to fans during the June 8th livestream event dedicated to the upcoming movie.

Source: Movie One Piece: Red (2022), Toei Animation

Hosted by Fuji TV host Ryusei Ikuta alongside actress Sakura Ando and featuring Luffy’s voice actress Mayumi Tanaka, Usopp voice actor Kabe Yamaguchi, Japanese comedian Yosuke Ino, and actress Rina Asakawa, the broadcast opened by announcing the official selection decision for Gordon, the original character portrayed by Oda for the film. .

As later tweeted by the official One Piece Twitter account, the brutal-looking Frankenstein character who “holds the key to the story” will be voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda (Overhaul, My Hero Academia).

Source: ONE PIECE Staff [Official] / Official Twitter

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This news was followed by a later announcement in which it was revealed that Shanks’ presumed daughter and central character of the film, Yuta, will be given her speaking voice by Kaori Nazuka, with her vocals piping being provided by Japanese singer Ado.

Source: ONE PIECE Staff [Official] / Official Twitter

These casting announcements were followed up by the premiere of a new trailer for the film.

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With the trailer open, Luffy appears meeting Uta for the first time in 12 years.

Based on her reaction, she is excited and shocked to see him after such a long period of time.

Source: ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

It looks like a card holding a member of the Kiss Army and waving the Ota sign, then Usopp is seen asking Luffy to tell him how he knows Ota.

Decked out with glowing sticks and Utah pins, Chopper similarly demands that his captain reveal his secret.

Love replies that the reason is simple: he knows her because she is Shank’s daughter.

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

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This answer is followed by a shot of Shanks, who, despite the ambiguous nature of his character, will most likely not be involved in most parts of the movie.

Next, the trailer announces that the movie’s theme song, New Genesis, will be performed by the aforementioned Ado. Not only that, but in particularly great detail, it looks like Uta will also perform the song within the movie itself.

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

Highlighting Uta, the trailer is cut to give an insight into her character, with the pop princess narrating, “As long as I sing, everyone will be peaceful and happy!”

Unfortunately for her, a group of pirates seem to have other plans for her, and instead of peace and love, they come bearing war and chaos.

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

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The trailer then offers a quick montage of shots centered on the Straw Hats themselves, among which can be seen the debut of “Sunny-kun,” an apparent transformation of the Straw Hats’ ship, A Thousand Sunny:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

A scene of young Ota and Luffy meeting and playing near Shanks’ ship, although there is no sign of Garb’s hat, Ice, Sabo, or even Shanks’ straw hat, indicating that this moment occurred before Luffy ate a gum:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

Zoro holds his swords, one of which is the purple-hatted Inma he recently acquired in Wano, whose use places the film at some point during or after the recently wrapped story arc:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

Sanji rushes towards the camera, ready to unleash an Ifrit Jambe, a move he learns in Wano after accepting Girma’s part of his bloodline while fighting against the Queen:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

Nami used Big Mom’s previous cloud, Zeus, in another indication that the movie would likely take place after Wano:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

And in the strongest indication that the Straw Hats’ meeting with Ota takes place after Wano, the newest member of the crew, Jinbe himself:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

Finally, the trailer ends with an angry Luffy shooting himself at Uta riding a dragon, ostensibly trying to hack his friend before she uses her monstrous companion to unleash the destruction:

Source: 『ONE PIECE FILM RED』 予 告 Trailer / 8 月 6 日 (土) 公開 ONE PIECE 公式 YouTube チ ャ ン ネ ル

After the promotional announcement, the special revealed the names of the seven artists whose songs will be featured in the movie.

According to a tweet from the official One Piece account, these artists will include Yasutaka Nakata, Ms. Grenabel, Fundi, Faketepe, Hiroyuki Sawano, Yuta Orisaka, and Motohiro Sata.

Source: ONE PIECE Staff [Official] / Official Twitter

Moreover, the live broadcast provided details of the previously shown Uta project, revealing that the project will include the production of several music videos starring Uta, each of which will be produced by different creators.

Alongside these music videos, the project will produce a short episode of a new mini-anime called Uta’s Diary to accompany each music video.

Source: ONE PIECE Staff [Official] / Official Twitter

Finally, the movie revealed its latest major photo.

Painted by Oda himself, this last major visual image sees a tearful Ota superimposed over an image of Shanks and Luffy.

One Piece from the movie Red Visual by Eiichiro Oda

One Piece: Red is currently scheduled to hit Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022.

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