Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: November 21, 2021 at 13:24 PHT (GMT+8)
After the airing of the 1000th anime episode today, November 21, the ONE PIECE franchise has announced that a new movie titled ONE PIECE FILM RED is slated for Aug. 6, 2022.
Below is the just released teaser visual.
Based on the teaser trailer below, Eiichiro Oda will be in charge of the original story in addition to 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.
Given the color scheme and the images from the video, the movie is likely to focus on Shanks, the chief of the Red Hair Pirates and one of the Four Emperors who rule over the New World. We will release additional details as soon as they become available.
About ONE PIECE
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.