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'One Piece Film: Red' introduces protagonist Uta in new teaser video

Leading character Uta is introduced as Shanks' daughter and the teaser reveals hints of her backstory.

By: Nicole S. Castro on April 13, 2022 at 13:56 PHT

A second teaser has been released for the upcoming animated film ONE PIECE FILM RED, scheduled to premiere in Japan on Aug. 6, 2022.

In this new trailer, the story introduces leading character Uta and her backstory.


It turns out Uta is the daughter of Shanks, the captain of the Red Haired Pirates.

The story of ONE PIECE FILM RED takes place on an island where Uta will sing in front of the public for the first time. Her voice is described as otherworldly, and it sparks the interest of Luffy and the gang. This is when they learn that Uta is Shanks' daughter, after which the rest of the story unfolds.

At the beginning of the trailer, Shanks says Uta will always be his daughter even when they are apart.

ONE PIECE FILM RED is written by series author Eiichiro Oda who is also acting as general producer. In addition, Code Geass fans will be delighted to know that Gorō Taniguchi will be in charge as director. Screenplay will be handled by Tsutomu Kuroiwa.


ONE PIECE is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It began serialization in July 1997 under Shueisha's shounen manga magazine Weekly Shounen Jump and continues to this day. The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as "One Piece" in order to become the next King of the Pirates.

The manga is one of the best-selling series in history, having broken publishing records. In 2015, ONE PIECE set the Guinness World Record for "the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author." As of July 2021, the manga had over 490 million copies in circulation in 58 countries and regions worldwide. It was adapted into an anime series by production company Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in Japan in 1999.

Source: ONE PIECE FILM RED official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.

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