One Piece RED movie trailer reveals story about Shank’s daughter Uta

One Piece film RED
The logo for the One Piece: RED movie. Pic credit: Studio Toei Animation

The One Piece RED release date in Japan is scheduled for August 6, 2022. An international theater premiere for the USA, Canada, UK, and other English-speaking countries hasn’t been announced yet.

One Piece RED will be directed by Goro Taniguchi and produced by Studio Toei Animation. The movie screenplay is by Tsutomu Kuroiwa. Masamasa Sato is the animation director and will handle character designs. The art director is Hiroshi Kato. Color design by Sayoko Yokoyama. The CG director is Kentaro Kawasaki and the main Director is Tsutomu Ema.

The latest trailer for the upcoming film One Piece RED confirmed many fans’ suspicions that the mysterious girl depicted in a teaser visual and character visual released recently is the daughter of Shanks – Uta (Song in Japanese).

Sketch of Uta drawn by Eiichiro Oda
Sketch of the new One Piece RED character Uta as drawn by Eiichiro Oda. Pic credit: Eiichiro Oda

Uta is a world-renowned diva in the world of One Piece. The setting of the film RED will take place on an island where Uta will be performing her first public concert.

People in the world of One Piece were able to listen to Uta’s singing via their Den Den Mushis (magical transponder snails that work as communication devices). The Den Den Mushis enabled her to be able to hide her true identity as the daughter of the notorious, wanted pirate Red-Haired Shanks.

Half of Uta’s hair is red while the other half is lavender (which she probably inherited from her mother). Pic credit: Toei Animation

Uta’s song has the power to change the world

Uta’s fans from all over the world sail towards the island in order to attend her live concert, including Luffy, who only innocently likes Uta’s singing and has no idea of who her father is. Unfortunately, for the Straw Hats, the Navy pirate hunters and other pirates are also planning to attend the concert.

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Sketch of Shanks by Eiichiro Oda.
Sketch of Red-Haired Shanks by Eiichiro Oda. Pic credit: Eiichiro Oda

The story truly begins when the shocking fact that Uta is Shank’s daughter is discovered. Fans speculate that Gordon is the one who betrayed Shank’s trust and friendship by revealing the secret that Uta is his daughter.

Fans speculate on Gordon’s true identity

The tweet below discussed that in an interview with the producer he hinted that Gordon would be less of a villain that Luffy needed to beat physically and more of a side antagonist manipulating events behind the scenes.

Screenshot featuring Gordon.
Another new One Piece RED character is named Gordon. Pic Credit: Toei Animation

Gordon is a new character who appears in an illustration that was released by Eiichiro Oda (the original author and general producer of One Piece film RED) featuring Uta, Shanks, and Gordon. Gordon is a burly man with a large scar on his head, who appears to be close friends with Shanks. Whether Gordon is Uta’s bodyguard or butler or nemesis remains to be seen.

Sketch of Gordon by Eiichiro Oda. Pic credit: Eiichiro Oda

The latest trailer begins by showing a young Uta standing at Shank’s side. Suddenly, Shanks says, “Uta, even though we are apart, you will always be my daughter.” This statement confirms that Uta is indeed Shank’s daughter.

Next, a young Uta is seen crying as she’s forcibly separated from her father Shanks. After that, we see Uta as a young woman, who is now a diva, standing on a stage about to sing for a huge audience of adoring fans.

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Luffy is seen shouting Uta’s name in such a way that it appears Uta must be in danger (is she about to be executed for being the daughter of a pirate?) and that Luffy is most likely preparing to Gomu Gomu no Pistol that particular individual.

Anime fans will just have to wait until the One Piece RED release date to learn the truth about Shank’s daughter Uta. Stay tuned!

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