Crunchyroll has announced that the latest film in the One Piece franchise, One Piece Film: Red, will be released theatrically in the United States. In addition, the business will oversee the distribution of subtitled and dubbed versions in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Although no specific date was mentioned, it is expected to be released in the fall of 2022. More information will be presented during the Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 2.
“We’re thrilled to deliver One Piece Film: Red to theatres throughout the world this fall, which coincides with the franchise’s 23rd anniversary,” said Masayuki Endo, President and CEO of Toei Animation Inc. “This new film from creator Eiichiro Oda will truly engage fans in an exciting new adventure with the Straw Hats that involves the debut of Uta – a mysterious new character in the One Piece world.”
The film has acquired a new synopsis, which says, “Uta —the world’s most beloved vocalist.” Her voice has been described as ‘otherworldly,’ owing to her reputation for disguising her own identity when playing. Uta will now be revealed to the world in a live concert for the first time. The voice that the entire world has been waiting for is ready to echo as the theatre fills with all kinds of Uta supporters —excited pirates, the Navy watching intently, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her thunderous performance. The unexpected fact that she is Shanks’ daughter opens the story.”