One Piece Film: Red is the fifteenth film in the Shonen

  • click to rate - One Piece Film: Red is the fifteenth film in the Shonen franchise that is set to hit theaters in Japan later this summer and creator Eiichiro Oda has a big role in the creation of the story that will bring back Red-Haired Shanks. Now, prior to the movie’s release, the shonen creator is hinting at some big revelations for the man that helped set Luffy on his path to becoming the king of the pirates but has been mostly absent from his journey.

    The creator of One Piece, who is heavily involved in the creation of the fifteenth film of the Shonen franchise, had this to say in teasing Shanks’ role:

    “Now then, from August 6th, One Piece: Red will be released! Of course, you can enjoy the movie as its own stand-alone thing, but if you get on the same vibes we’ve had making it and just have fun with it, then I think you’ll enjoy it a lot more. Before the movie’s release, on Youtube, you will be able to find seven music videos and six vlogs by Uta-Chan, so please give them a look. They’re only four to five minutes each. Her words might hide several hints. I wonder what life Uta has led? If she is Shanks’ daughter, then why could she not stay with him anymore. In the movie itself, you may even find out certain truths about Shanks!”

    Oda then further dropped a hint about the story of Red and the role that Shanks’ daughter Uta will have within it:

    “Through having become a diva singer, Uta will drag everything and everyone into this thrilling story, starting with Luffy, and each different character will get involved as things heat up!”

    One Piece: Red will hit theaters in Japan this August, with a subsequent global release set to arrive this fall, so fans in North America won’t be waiting too much longer to see if Luffy and Shanks will reunite after so many years.

    What role do you think Shanks will actually play in Red? Do you think the fifteenth film of the franchise will see Luffy and Shanks come face-to-face once again? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Grand Line.


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