It seems that One Piece will soon receive a new anime film in the form of One Piece Film: Red. At least, according to Toei Animation themselves. They even have a new teaser trailer for the anime film for us today. Don’t believe me? Then check it out below:

A Brand New Piece of One Piece?

Oh hey, mysterious plot-critical character we had no idea existed before.

One Piece‘s official YouTube channel has just released a new teaser trailer for One Piece Film: Red. This new teaser has a very familiar plot-critical character show up: “Red-Haired” Shanks. You may recall him being basically Luffy’s pirate teacher and idol; the person he most looks up to. However, Shanks appears to take a bit of a backseat to this new female character: Uta (“song” in Japanese). Even odder, she’s apparently Shanks’ daughter. To top it all off, she seems to be involved in some kind of plot that Shanks would apparently disapprove of?

How did Shanks have a daughter that he told no one about? Not even to Luffy? What is this plot that Uta is engaged in? Well, I suppose we’ll find out when One Piece Film: Red premieres in theaters. According to the end of the teaser trailer, that will be on August 6, 2022. This theatrical release though will be in Japan only. So unless you want to fly all the way over to Japan on that day just to see this latest One Piece anime film in theaters, you might want to wait for word of a NA release instead.

One Piece Film: Red ~ Details

"One Piece Film: Red" key visual featuring Uta.
Just to be clear: Eiichiro Oda himself came up with Uta, so she’s practically canon.

One Piece Film: Red is the latest anime film of the One Piece anime by Toei Animation, which is itself the anime adaptation of the manga of the same name by Eiichiro Oda. This particular anime film will star a new female character named Uta (as seen above), who is apparently “Red-Haired” Shanks’ mysterious daughter. We don’t know much about her at this point. All we know is that she’s a diva and, according to the Japanese text above, wants Luffy to stop being a pirate. Why? Don’t know. We’ll find that out once we get to watch this anime film.

The teaser trailer for One Piece Film: Red gives us a bit more details about the anime film in the form of a synopsis in the description. Check it out below:

“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.””

Source: One Piece YouTube