One Piece: Red Hypes Up Major Villain's Surprise Return

The world of the Grand Line is getting ready to take a bow, with creator Eiichiro Oda confirming that the next saga of the manga will be its last. With the fifteenth movie of One Piece set to bring back Red-Haired Shanks and introduce his daughter Uta, it seems as though the Shonen franchise has confirmed that a major villain from Luffy's past is set to make a comeback and they're bringing some back-up for this new journey of the Straw Hat Pirates. 

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It seems that Charlotte Katakuri is set to have a role in this upcoming Shonen film, with the last time we saw this major antagonist being during the Cake Island Arc. With the force of nature not having a role in the Wano Arc, his mother, Big Mom, however, teamed up Kaido in an effort to get revenge against Luffy. Following his defeat at the hands of Luffy and Monkey's Gear Fourth powers that he enacted while fighting on Cake Island, we would imagine that Katakuri would have a lot of thoughts when it comes to the ending of the War For Wano Arc. 

The Official One Piece Staff, using their Tik Tok Account, shared the design for Charlotte Katakuri, along with oven and Brulee, within One Piece: Red as the movie seeks to hit theaters in Japan on August 6th and introduce a handful of new characters to the world of the Straw Hats:

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劇場版「ONE PIECE FILM RED」ビッグ・マム海賊団、参戦!#ONEPIECE #opfilmred #カタクリ

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The War For Wano has come to an end in the pages of the manga and with it, fans saw the defeat of Big Mom thanks to the numerous players that made up the resistance fighters. With Eiichiro Oda currently working on the Final Saga of his long-running series, it will be interesting to see if Katakuri is set to play a role in this last arc and what part he has to play in the return of Shanks and the introduction of Uta. Needless to say, his potential comeback spells trouble for the Straw Hats.

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