One Piece Red VA Mayumi Tanaka teases Luffy and Shanks encounter

Young Straw Hat Luffy!
Straw Hat Luffy! The Man Who Will Become the King of the Pirates! Pic credit: IMDB

One Piece: Red movie is slated to be one of the Shonen franchise’s greatest films. The fifteenth feature focuses not only on the reappearance of Shanks but also on the debut of Shanks’ daughter, Uta.

With Uta being promoted as the “ultimate diva” with a voice that can alter the world. One of the series’ greatest voice actors has used the opportunity to divulge crucial information about the forthcoming summer release.

Mayumi Tanaka: Luffy’s voice actor says One Piece: Red movie recording is done

Oro Japan uploaded an image of a recent interview featuring Mayumi Tanaka, Luffy’s voice actress. She conveyed the information that the voice recording session for the film had concluded. 

Tanaka almost spilled the beans on whether or not Shanks eventually encountered his old pupil once more:

Several One Piece films used the opportunity to recount significant arcs from the Shonen series’ past. More recent films used the opportunity to venture into new ground.

The creator Eiichiro Oda has a role in the majority of the movies that come to the big screen. One Piece: Red is poised to have some major consequences for the future of the Grand Line. This is because Shanks hasn’t had a meeting with Luffy since the series’ early days.

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While a reunion between Luffy and Shanks in this film has yet to be confirmed, there are plenty of reasons to believe the two swashbucklers will cross paths again.

One Piece: Red trailer and more

If you haven’t seen this latest trailer for One Piece: Red, you can do so below.

It highlights both Shanks’ return and the introduction of his daughter, Uta, in the run-up to the theatrical release of the franchise’s fifteenth film:

『ONE PIECE FILM RED』特報 Teaser Trailer 2/8月6日(土)公開
One Piece: Red trailer

Is One Piece: Red canon in the franchise?

Without going into too much detail regarding the manga’s current happenings, the latest revelation regarding Luffy and his Devil Fruit casts Shanks’ early ownership of it in a whole new perspective.

In addition, he had considerable influence with the Five Elders during the Reverie, which might give a significant clue to piecing all of these puzzles together. But only if she’s included in the official canon.

It’s not unthinkable to have a close relative introduced but never mentioned again, but it also isn’t something One Piece does as a whole. Once a personality appears, fans can anticipate seeing them again (even if just in a little appearance).

Until recently, the bulk of these films included unique plots. This has also been the case in previous One Piece films. Although they are stories by the original series creator, Eiichiro Oda, every film has been a singular, closed-off adventure that, in most circumstances has not been addressed in the series’ official canon.

They may appear in the anime from time to time, but it is quite uncommon that they flesh out something in the manga.

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This might change with One Piece Film: Red, which is already promising big changes to what we understand about Red-Haired Shanks.

Are you excited about the release of One Piece: Red? Let us know in the comments.

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