A new One Piece film titled ONE PIECE FILM RED has been announced with an August 6, 2022 premiere date. A teaser trailer and visual were also released.
The movie will be directed by Gorou Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;Surrection, One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku) with a script from Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film: Gold, GANTZ:O). One Piece author Eiichirou Oda is the general producer and original story creator.
In a message on the movie’s website, Oda wrote: “I’m tired of drawing legendary old men in movies LOL! Let me draw a girl! ‘This is the character we want to create now!’ That’s how it started. Did you know that the great director, Goro Taniguchi, who now seems like he is making something totally different from ‘ONE PIECE’ was actually the first person in the world to make Luffy into an anime? Now, we have a lot of ‘surprises’ in store for you. The new movie ‘RED’! Please let your fantasizing fuel your imagination while you look forward to it!”
ONE PIECE FILM RED will be the 15th One Piece anime movie and the latest since 2019’s ONE PIECE STAMPEDE. The movie’s website features the tagline, “An almighty voice. With fiery red locks.”
The One Piece manga began in 1997 and has 100 tankoubon volumes as of September 2021. It received its first anime adaptation in the form of the One Piece: Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku OVA, which was released in 1999. An anime series began in 1999 and passed the 1000th episode mark on November 21, 2021, while the first One Piece movie premiered in 2000. Production I.G produced Taose! Kaizoku Gyanzakku, while subsequent adaptations were produced by Toei Animation.
One Piece has also inspired various video games, as well as a live-action Netflix series that is currently in the works.
Source: One Piece Twitter