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 15th best-selling manga film in the world.
- What is the release date of One Piece: Red?
- How to see 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?
The One Piece Red movie is planned in France for August 10, 2022, in cinemas. Teased by Eiichiro Oda and announced during episode 1000 of the anime adaptation, the film is scheduled to be released on August 6, 2022 in Japan. Fortunately, the wait will not be too long, to the delight of fans. Only 4 sleeps to wait, and to avoid any spoilers that could be lying around on the internet, especially Twitter. As a reminder, we had to wait 2 months (far too many sleeps) to finally see One Piece: Stampede, the previous film, arrive in our country.
Well, it’s very nice to have the date, but how can we see the movie One Piece Red in France? Just at the movies! After its release in dark rooms, it will be necessary to wait 17 months before seeing the animated film arrive on a streaming platform. This is explained by the media chronology in force in our country which requires this precise waiting time. Broadly speaking, it is a series of rules defining 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) . The episodes and the latest One Piece Stampede movie are currently available on the DNA streaming platform. Because of this, it is very likely that One Piece Red will also be available once again 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 became elastic after eating a devil fruit… the Gomu-Gomu no Mi. These fruits have the ability to give a special power to whoever eats them, in exchange their ability to swim. Accompanied by his faithful 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 be 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 necessarily takes place after the arc of Whole Cake Island, in which Straw Hat faces one of the four emperors, Big Mom. In this film, we learn that Shanks has a daughter, Uta. This kind of script twist will necessarily be taken into account in the manga, under penalty of inconsistency. The arrival of revelations on Shanks has also been announced, and they will therefore be part of the scenario for the sequel to One Piece.
What is the synopsis of One Piece: Red?
Apart from the trailers, very little information is available on the One Piece Film: Red storyline. Here is the official synopsis:
Luffy and his crew are about to attend an eagerly awaited music festival. The most popular singer in the world, Uta, will take the stage for the first time. The one who is none other than the daughter of the legendary pirate Shanks Le Roux will reveal the exceptional power of her voice which could well change the world.
Who are the creatives behind One Piece: Red?
It is, once again, the Toei Animation which takes care of the production of the film One Piece Red. We find in the realization Goro Taniguchi, which we have already seen for the incredible Code Geass. In the scenario, we have Tsutomu Kuroiwa which has already proven itself on One Piece: Gold or Black Butler. Like always, Eiichiro Oda takes on the role of producer. Of course, we will find the Official Seiyūs of the work, with Mayumi Tanaka for Luffy, Kazuya Nakai for Zoro, Akemi Okamura for Nami, etc.
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.