Cast for Gordon, theme and insert song info also announced
UPDATE 07/27/2022:The schedule for the upcoming singles below was incorrectly attributing songs to the wrong artists. This has been fixed.
The fated ONE PIECE FILM RED new information livestream event finally came into port today, and with the help of Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy), Kappei Yamaguchi (Usopp) and other supporting cast members, it unloaded a full bounty of treasure: the voices of Gordon and Uta, a new trailer, theme song details and a new poster visual!
Though his character is still shrouded in mystery, we now know that Gordon will be voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda (Nanami in JUJUTSU KAISEN).
Otherworldly songstress Uta will be played by Kaori Nazuka (Shimizu in Haikyu!!), while her singing voice will be provided by rising J-pop star Ado.
Ado will also be performing the film's main theme song as Uta, which is previewed in the new English-subtitled trailer below. Titled "Shinjidai" ("A New Age"), the song is composed by Yasutaka Nakata (Tales of Crestoria: The Wake of Sin).
Furthermore, Ado (as Uta) will be working with six other superstar artists on other songs that will appear in the film. Most are scheduled to be released or teased in the leadup to the film's premiere on August 6, starting with an animated music video for the main theme song on June 15, with the rest of the lineup as follows:
- June 22 - "Watashi wa Saikou" ("I'm the Strongest") by Mrs. GREEN APPLE (Fire Force OP)
- July 7 - "Gyakko" ("Backlight") by Vaundy (Ranking of Kings OP2)
- July 20 (teaser MV) - "Utakata Lullaby" by FAKE TYPE
- July 27 (teaser MV) - "Sekai no Tsuzuki" ("The World Turns") by Yuta Orisaka
- August 3 (teaser MV) - "Kaze no Yukue" ("The Wind's Whereabouts") by Motohiro Hata (Naruto: Shippuden OP7)
- August 6 (MV) - "Utakata Lullaby" by FAKE TYPE
- August 10 (MV) - "Sekai no Tsuzuki" ("The World Turns") by Yuta Orisaka
- August 17 (MV) - "Tot Musica" by Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan soundtrack)
- August 24 (MV) - "Kaze no Yukue" ("The Wind's Whereabouts") by Motohiro Hata
An album containing all seven songs will be released on August 10.
And finally, in case you weren't hyped enough already, here's an epic new ONE PIECE FILM RED poster drawn by author Eiichiro Oda himself!
You can watch the full livestream event here:
Directed by Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, BACK ARROW) and written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa (ONE PIECE FILM GOLD) at Toei Animation, ONE PIECE FILM RED is currently scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022.
Details about an international release are yet to be announced.
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