One Piece film: Red movie drama song “Backlight” full music video and 3D virtual Uta diary released

Key visual for the song "Blacklight".
Key visual for the song “Backlight”. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On July 6, 2022, an amazing and visually stunning music video featuring the full song of “Backlight” sung by Ado – the voice actress and singer, who will play Uta in the One Piece Film: Red, was released.

Vaundy wrote the lyrics and music and was in charge of musical arrangement. So Products (an illustrator and manga artist who worked on the key visual of the event Nijisanji Anniversary Festival 2021 and the LINE creators’ One Piece stamp) did the illustration for the video. Hironobu Nagasawa directed the video with Shu Horiuchi (.MP) as art director. MUNIKU (.MP) handled lyric design. Miya Kanae worked as animator. Shuma Hirose was the animation manager.

CD cover for the album, which features the song "Blacklight" by Ado.
CD cover for the album, which features the song “Backlight” by Ado. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

You can watch the music video for “Backlight” on Ado’s official YouTube channel here.

【Ado】逆光(ウタ from ONE PIECE FILM RED)
“Backlight” music video.

Uta gives fans some One Piece Film: Red spoilers!

A short episode featuring a 3D virtual Uta was also released on One Piece’s Official YouTube channel and can be watched here:

【ウタ日記 UTA diary】#3 とおっ!!【FILM RED】
Uta’s virtual diary entry.

In the video, Uta revealed that during her concert she would be singing the song “Backlight”. She also reveals that she hates pirates!

This is pretty interesting considering that her father is none other than one of the Four Emperors of the Sea, the pirate Red-haired Shanks. And Uta was also childhood friends with Luffy. It will be very interesting to see how Uta will interact with Luffy’s crew and her father in the upcoming One Piece Film: Red.

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Next Uta recounts how she used to receive letters from a little girl whose family was killed by pirates. The little girl explained to Uta that her songs were the only thing that helped her get through those hard times and offered her a lot of comfort.

Uta wants to hold her concert in order to bring her songs to more people and give them hope. Uta promises to sing thousands of songs at her concert.

In the video, you also see that when Uta gets excited her hair stands up. Whether or not this ability is related to a Devil Fruit’s ability remains to be seen!

The song “New Era” has gained over 9 million views!

On June 15, 2022, Ado released a music video featuring the song “New Era” that will also be featured in the upcoming One Piece Film: Red. It has over 9 million views! You can watch the music video on Ado’s official YouTube channel here:

【Ado】新時代 (ウタ from ONE PIECE FILM RED)
Official “New Era” music video.

On June 22, 2022, Ado released a music video for her song “I am the strongest”, which will also be featured in the upcoming One Piece Film: Red. The song currently has over 4 million views! You can watch the music video on Ado’s official YouTube Channel here:

【Ado】私は最強 (ウタ from ONE PIECE FILM RED)
Official “I am the strongest” music video.
Vaundy comments on the "Blacklight" music video.
Vaundy comments on the “Blacklight” music video. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Vaundy commented on the music video

As soon as I read the script, my mind was flooded with images. I thought it would be cool to incorporate these images so that they flowed through the scenes and with keeping Uta I mind. During the video Uta’s emotions explode and the song “Backlight” expresses this. The song has a sense of speed, strength and tempo that mirrors Uta’s emotions perfectly. The song is rock-like, poisonous and sad. I think that Ado’s blade-like, powerful singing voice is perfect to express Uta’s true feelings and explosive emotions. I felt motivated by those who came before me and wanted to create a truly amazing music piece, and I think I made a great song in the end. I’m looking forward to seeing the song performed by Uta in the upcoming One Piece Red: Film and hope to enjoy it along with the rest of the One Piece fans.

Vaundy commented on Natalie.mu

One Piece Film: Red is scheduled to be released August 6, 2022 and is the 4th in the One Piece film series in which Oda is the general producer. Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass) will be directing the film and Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film God) will be writing the script.

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Are you looking forward to the upcoming One Piece Film: Red? What about all of Uta’s musical performances that will be featured in the film? How do you feel about learning that Uta hates pirates? Let us know in the comment section below!

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