New poster art for One Piece Movie: Red was revealed.

The new image features all ten members of the Straw Hat Pirates crew, including series protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, in the new costumes they will wear in the film, which combine elements of classic pirate gear with punk rock-inspired fashion. The top half of the poster features charismatic sea captain Red-Haired Shanks and Uta, a brand new character who will make her debut in the film and was previously revealed to be Shanks’ estranged daughter. The new poster was created to promote the film’s IMAX screenings in Japan. The animated film will premiere in the region on August 6th. Crunchyroll will distribute the film internationally when it makes its way outside of Japan later this fall.

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One piece movie red sees Luffy, Zoro, Nami and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates crew travel to a new island to attend a famous music festival. There they meet the popular singer Uta, who apparently has known Luffy since childhood. Other recurring characters from the series, including fan favorite Trafalgar Law and several members of the Marines, will also appear in the new film.

Creator Eiichiro Oda is overseeing the production of the new film. Oda has previously joked about it Movie: Red was born out of his desire to add a new female character to the series’ cast, saying, “I’m tired of drawing legendary old grandpas in movies! I want to draw a new little female character! This is the character I want to make now! And that’s how it started.” The screenplay for the new film will be written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa, who has previously written One Piece Movie: Gold. The new film is directed Code Geass‘ Goro Taniguchi, who directed the first animated adaptation of the series, One Piece – Take Down! The pirate Ganzak.

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This rarely seen animated short will be screened in the upcoming One piece Day Special Event marking the 25th anniversary of the series’ 1997 debut with two days of new announcements, interviews, musical performances and special screenings. The producers of the series promise to have new information on all aspects of the franchise, including the manga, anime and the upcoming video games. The event will be livestreamed globally on July 22-23 in Japanese and English.

In the 25 years since its debut One piece has become the best-selling manga of all time with over half a billion copies worldwide. While the series remains incredibly popular, Oda recently announced that the next saga in the series will be her last. The manga is currently on a month-long hiatus and will begin its final act on July 25th.

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