Shanks has recently returned to the pages of One Piece's manga before his arrival in One Piece: Red this fall in North American theaters. However, the fifteenth film of the Shonen franchise is already in theaters in Japan and spoilers are beginning to run rampant on social media. One major spoiler has dropped that gives fans a better look into the origins of Shanks, setting up some surprising ties to characters that Grand Line fans might be familiar with.
There are still many mysteries surrounding this new film in the One Piece franchise, despite the amount of promotional material and footage that has been released to fans around the world. Uta has yet to be revealed to be an ally or enemy to Luffy and his crew, though it's clear that she will be one of the focal points of the fifteenth film. Red-Haired Shanks hasn't been confirmed to actually come face-to-face with Monkey D. Luffy even, as fans have been waiting for years to see the two finally meet. With the Final Arc of the manga bringing back Shanks as well, perhaps a meeting between the two isn't far off.
A new One Piece: Red spoiler is circulating online, with Twitter User Sandman_AP sharing the major hint as to the background of Shanks, a character from Eiichiro Oda that still has many questions surrounding his background and what his ultimate goals are for the world of the Grand Line:
🔔Red Spoiler: According to Gorousei (Five Elders), Shanks belongs to "Fearland Family". Maybe it means Shanks was a member of the Celestial Dragons..?😍— sandman (@sandman_AP) August 6, 2022
If you wanted to dive further into this new One Piece: Red, Crunchyroll released an official description for the fifteenth film of the franchise:
"Uta — the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, which she sings with while concealing her true identity, has been described as "otherworldly. She will appear in public for the first time 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." Uta stands on the stage, with the ordinary wish of "Making the world happy with my music. There's Gordon, a mysterious character who knows Uta's past, and glimpses of Shanks' shadow. On Elegia, the island of music, Luffy and Uta reunite for the first time since they last met 12 years ago in Foosha Village."