“One Piece Film: Red” Offers US Premiere Window

At last we seem to know when we’re seeing One Piece Film: Red. It may not be the exact date, but it’s close enough for now. Not only that, but we’re getting the information from one of the most unlikely sources: the University of Southern California.

Release date revealed!

Still image of USC Athletics footage, with an advertisement for "One Piece Film: Red" in the bottom bar.
Really, that little piece of information in the bottom bar should be the main story.

Twitter user Orojapan posted a cheep which contains a screenshot from the USCAthletics YouTube channel, showing the game USC vs. Rice. What happened during that match is of no importance as far as I’m concerned. The important thing is that little bar at the bottom of the screenshot. As you can see: it is a banner for One Piece Film: Red. Even better, it actually gives us a release window for the anime film just to the right of the title.

According to that bar, we’ll see One Piece Film: Red at some point of October 2022. Combined with other information we receive about the anime film, we have our US theatrical release window. Unfortunately, the window doesn’t get any more specific than the release month. Fortunately, that window is also less than a month away as of this writing, so we probably won’t have to wait long before we get a more specific release date. Check back to THS later as we get closer to October to find out when we do.

One Piece Film: Red ~ Details

Oh, this will mark the return of the onion ninjas, right?

One Piece Film: Red is the fifteenth anime feature film of the One piece anime franchise, which is itself the anime adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s fantasy adventure manga of the same name. Toei Animation (Dragon Ball, sailor moon, Digimon) is the animation studio behind this particular anime film. Gorō Taniguchi is directing, Tsutomu Kuroiwa is writing the script, and Eiichiro Oda himself is producing. In fact, this anime film is the one Oda was involved in the most, also being a character designer and script reviewer, making this anime film pretty much canon. Yasutaka Nakata composed the music. Lastly, Crunchyroll licensed this anime film for international release.

As for what One Piece Film: Red it’s about? Well, Crunchyroll has an official synopsis for us. Check it out below:

“Uta, the most beloved singer in the world. Known for hiding her own identity when she performs, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly”. Now, for the first time, Uta will reveal herself to the world in a live concert. As the venue fills up with all kinds of Uta fans: excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who just came to enjoy his sound performance, the voice everyone has been waiting for. is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is the daughter of Shanks.”

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