One Piece: Red will be the fifteenth feature-length film arriving later this fall around the globe, with this movie focusing on not just the return of Red-Haired Shanks, but also introducing his daughter, the ultimate diva Uta. While the movie is set to feature all of the Straw Hat Pirates, it seems that Eiichiro Oda is taking the opportunity to throw some new pirates into the world of the Grand Line with the arrival of the Jellyfish Pirates.
Eiichiro Oda has created hundreds, if not thousands, of characters that reside within the world of the Grand Line, with the story of the Wano Arc alone presenting fans with plenty of heroes and villains since its inception. While Oda creates many of these pirates, and military men, over the course of the main series, the movies also give him the opportunity to expand on his world and it's clear that the mangaka is looking to do the same here with the story of Red.
Twitter Outlet New World Artur shared the three new designs for the Jellyfish Pirates, with Oda being tight-lipped when it comes to who these new pirates are and whether they'll act as allies or enemies to Luffy and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates:
New original characters for One Piece RED! Introducing the Jellyfish Pirates:— Artur – Library of Ohara (@newworldartur) June 29, 2022
- Eboshi (captain)
- Kaginote pic.twitter.com/iQISOcWy56
The official description for One Piece: Red, as released by Crunchyroll, reads as such:
"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 reveal 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."
Do you think that these Jellyfish Pirates will be a force for good or evil in the upcoming fifteenth movie for One Piece? 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.