One Piece Film Red has released a second teaser trailer that shines the spotlight on its new female character Uta, who is described as a popular singer in the One Piece universe. Notably, the teaser and synopsis also reveal that Uta is “Shanks’ daughter.”
Here’s the synopsis in full:
Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, which she sings with while concealing her true identity, has been described as “otherworldly.” She will appear in public for the first time 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.”
Aside from the teaser, the character design illustrations for Uta, Shanks, and the mysterious Gordon, drawn by One Piece mangaka Eiichiro Oda, were released. A character visual of Shanks was also revealed.
One Piece Film Red is set to premiere in Japan on August 6. It will be the 15th One Piece anime movie and the latest since 2019’s One Piece Stampede.
The movie is 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). Oda is the general producer and original story creator. Other staff include Masayuki Satou (One Piece Film Strong World character designer and animation director) as character designer and chief animation director, Hiroshi Katou (Mars Red co-art director) as art director, Sayoko Yokoyama (One Piece “WE ARE ONE” 100 volumes and 1000 episodes commemoration video) as color designer, and Ema Tsunetaka (Megalo Box 2: Nomad) as photography director.
The Shueisha-published One Piece manga began in 1997 and has 101 tankoubon volumes as of November 2021. It is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump and published under the Jump Comics label.
The manga 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 instalments 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.