Produced and distributed by Toel Animation Inc. and Crunchyroll, the new anime feature ‘One Piece Film: Red is all set to hit theatres across the world. Since the two companies have reached an agreement, the 15th film in the long-running series will be available on the big screen this fall. After premiering in Japan on August 6th, the film is currently playing in Bangladesh and India, with plans to land in Srilanka and Germany soon.
The upcoming anime film follows the mystery behind the character of Shanks, the Red Hair Pirates’ leader who is also one of the Four Emperors of the Sea. One Piece Film: Red also looks at the life of his singer-daughter Uta.
Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc said that the company is excited to release the film, both in dubbed and subtitled formats as it coincides with the 23rd anniversary of the One Piece franchise. He also added that the movie, created by Eiichiro Oda will look at the new and familiar adventures of the Straw Hats with an addition of the debut of the character of Uta. Crunchyroll’s Senior Vice President Mitchel Berger was ecstatic that they are releasing this film across the world for all the fans the series has garnered over the years on their platform.
One Piece: Read features the return of director Goro Taniguchi, who had previously served as the director of the 1998 OVA One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzack. The official synopsis of the anime film reads, “Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will herself to the world 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.”
WHERE TO WATCH AND STREAM ‘ONE PIECE FILM: RED’ ONLINE?
Currently, One Piece Film: Red is not streaming anywhere online. Like the recent associations from the anime studio, the film will have a proper theatrical release before it comes online in any format.
Released in Japan on August 6th, 2022, One Piece Film: Red has so far had releases in France (August 10th), Taiwan (August 19th), China (August 21st), Hong Kong (August 25th), etc. As of now, the film is slated to release across US theatres on November 4th, 2022, and will be the only way to watch the movie for a while.
As far as streaming plans are concerned, it’s probable that Crunchyroll will eventually release the movie on their platform. However, there’s no surety to that news or any update as to when that is going to happen, but considering that Jujutsu Kaisen 0 – The Movie was released online the same year as its theatrical release, we can expect One Piece Film: Red to release on Crunchyroll too.