Numerous movies in One Piece's past have taken the opportunity to retell some of the major arcs of the Shonen series, though recently, the feature-length films have decided to tell original stories that expand on the world of the Grand Line. Such is set to be the case with One Piece: Red, the upcoming fifteenth film that will not only bring back Red-Haired Shanks to the story of the Straw Hats, but also introduce his daughter Uta, with a new key visual sharing new art of both.
Currently, One Piece: Red is set to arrive in theaters in Japan on August 6th, though a worldwide release has yet to be revealed for the fifteenth film in the franchise. While there still is a lot of mystery with regards to the story and who will be the main threat to Luffy and his crew, fans are mostly wondering if this movie will finally bring Shanks and Luffy face-to-face. Since the very beginning of One Piece, Monkey D. Luffy has been living in the shadow of Shanks but a reunion between the two has yet to take place, leaving many fans thinking that this movie might be the perfect opportunity for them to have a heart-to-heart.
Toei Animation shared this new poster for One Piece: Red which not only features Shanks and Uta back-to-back but also gives us a closer look at Luffy's new look for the film, as the Straw Hats are receiving not just one new outfit, but several in this fifteenth movie of the Shonen franchise:
One Piece Film RED theatrical poster pic.twitter.com/sHkUx82BeJ— Artur – Library of Ohara (@newworldartur) May 26, 2022
Another big question regarding One Piece: Red is whether or not it takes place following the conclusion of the War for Wano Arc and if Luffy might use his newest and most powerful form, Gear Fifth, during his stint in the fifteenth film. While it's unclear whether this movie will take place within the main continuity of the franchise, this upcoming film is sure to be one of the biggest adventures for the Straw Hat Pirates.
What do you think of this new key visual for One Piece: Red? Do you think we'll see Gear Fifth make an appearance? 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.