The music video for Ado‘s “Backlight,” one of the songs from the upcoming One Piece Film Red, has been released.
The music video is directed by Hironobu Nagasawa (“LINK,” “Cheers To Us” anime video motion designer) and features illustrations from Sohin (Juken no Hime no Overkill: Tokkuni Life wa Rei Nanoni illustrator). .MP’s Shu Horiuchi (“Mister” art director) is behind the art direction and design work. The song’s lyrics and music are credited to Vaundy.
One Piece Film Red is set to premiere in Japan on August 6. The film will be the 15th One Piece anime movie and the latest since 2019’s One Piece Stampede. Ado provides the singing voice for the movie’s central character Uta.
The movie is described as:
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.”
One Piece Film Red 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). One Piece mangaka Eiichiro 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 102 tankoubon volumes as of April 2022. 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.
Source: Ado YouTube channel