Good news for One Piece fans as the latest film in the franchise, One Piece Film: Red, will receive a U.S. theatrical release from Crunchyroll. The company will also handle the release of subbed and dubbed versions in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. No exact date was given, but it has a release date window of fall 2022. More details will be revealed at Anime Expo on July 2 in Los Angeles.
“We’re excited to bring One Piece Film: Red to theaters around the world this fall, which actually coincides with the 23rd anniversary of the One Piece franchise,” said Masayuki Endo, President, and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “This new film from creator Eiichiro Oda will truly captivate fans in a thrilling new adventure with the Straws Hats that features the debut of Uta – a mysterious new character in the world of One Piece.”
Check out the new One Piece Film: Red poster below:
The film also received a new synopsis that reads, “Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as ‘otherworldly.’ Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans —excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance —the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.”
One Piece Film: Red is directed by Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass) with a script written by Kuroiwa Tsuto (One Piece Film Gold). The creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, is an executive producer for the film. The movie premieres on August 6, 2022, in Japan.