One Piece Film – Red directed by Goro Taniguchi, is a fast-paced and explosive film inspired by the famous manga of Ichiro Oda

The fifteenth feature film in the saga of One Piece, red, In theaters from August 10, cinemas are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this iconic manga about piracy. We find the main heroes of the saga: the pirate Straw Hat Luffy and his crew, always searching for the treasure of the pirate Jules de Roger (the famous One Piece). In the program: Japanese pop music, dance, a very attractive new character and of course a lot of fights.

When the movie opens, the little band is busy with a completely different activity of searching for gold coins… Glowsticks and Streamers on hand, the crew prepares for the concert of the most famous fantasy world created for the saga. “Utah!”, howls the little reindeer Chopper, the team’s doctor and formidable fighter, seeing her arrive on stage. Along with his nine traveling companions and millions of spectators, he’s impatient to hear about the artist he adores. But the surprise: his leader, Luffy, as soon as she appears, recognizes her as one of his childhood best friends. Above all, the singer is the daughter of the legendary pirate Shanks Lou Roux, the mentor of the young hero he hasn’t seen for many years.

Happy and moving, this reunion can quickly turn into a tragedy, in one of these reflections of the situation in which the secret of the saga lies. Is Utah still part of the Shanks crew? How did you become a singer? Where have all these years been?

In this new adaptation directed by Goro Taniguchi, all the heroes of the series are present: the crew of Luffy and also their greatest foes such as Big Mom, a powerful pirate the size of a giant, and her children, Furn and Berryl. Frequently, sometimes for just a few seconds, iconic characters that our team of fighters encountered as they ventured into the paper version appear on the screen. What pleases diligent manga readers.

The animation of the graphics is close to that of the episodes of the series. The images are colored in pastel colors, providing a good dose of “kawaii” (aesthetics that evoke the world of childhood and cuteness). The movie is a full part of the One Piece manga galaxy (we find heroes, certain places…) but the script is exclusive and not related to the main plot of the series. Here, our heroes find themselves in a lighter, more festive setting. Already in the previous modification, One Piece: StampedeThe crew traveled to a large gathering of pirates from all over the world to celebrate. Red: one piece Once again an opportunity to discover the characters from another, more relaxed angle.

Luffy and Ota in the movie

At the center of this new feature film is a character: Utah. Her hair is two-tone, red and white, and purple eyes, she is especially attractive. She becomes even more important when we learn that she is the daughter of one of the greatest pirates of the saga, Shanks Lou Roux. On the ears, his yellow and futuristic helmet immediately tells us about his specialty: music. Her concert, pop and explosive, the film opens and is reminiscent of the concert of the famous virtual singer in Japan, Hatsune Miku.

Finally, if the movie brings together all the elements that made the manga a success, especially the clever mix of humor and drama, it also takes on the features of a musical comedy thanks to this hero. A real novelty. Singer Uta sets the pace for her catchy songs including New Genesis (Powerfully interprets the Japanese Ado) who fascinates us from the first minutes of the film. In the French version, audiences will find Hochi’s raspy voice for this piece.

Without offering any real novelties compared to the previous films, this new composition is not lacking in energy and offers some beautiful musical scenes. This is precisely the aspect that makes its strength, making it accessible to both children and adults, loyal readers, or not, of the saga.

movie poster

gender: Animation, adventure and comedy
Director: Guru Taniguchi
Actresses and Actresses: Hiroaki Hirata, Mayumi Tanaka, Akimi Okamura
nation : Japan
Period : 1 h 55
Director : August 10 2022
distributor: Pathé

Summary: Luffy and his crew are about to attend an eagerly awaited music festival. The world’s most famous singer, Utah, will take the stage for the first time. A girl who is none other than the daughter of the legendary pirate Shanks Lu Rou will reveal the extraordinary power of her voice that can change the world…

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