With the announcement of the ONE PIECE FILM RED, it was made obvious that it will be a Shanks movie, and that the Red-Hair will finally move in 2022! Let’s remember that Oda-sensei previously teased that a ‘Red-Haired man’ would move this year, and now it seems he was referring to this announcement. There are still so many mysteries about the legendary Yonkou, and you can watch the announcement trailer below:
It will be an original movie supervised by Eiichiro Oda himself. The poster and Oda’s message tease an important female character as well. She’s on the official poster for the movie:
This came after a series of teaser tweets via the official Twitter, which spelled out OP FILM SOON in the Straw Hats’ names, and symbolically they were highlighted in the color red. You can see them below:
With Shanks being as important as he is, a movie focused on the captain of the Red-Haired Pirates would be a must-watch for any ONE PIECE fan regardless of whether it covered his young past or more recent activities in the New World. It being an original story is not specifically neither canon nor filler, so we’ll have to wait for more details.
Are you looking forward to the new ONE PIECE movie? Don’t forget to check out the reanimated version of “We Are!” that’s the opening for episode 1000!
Source: Official Twitter
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