The anime film sets sail for Japan on August 6
Just like the TV anime, the ONE PIECE FILM RED anime film has a large cast of characters hailing from all the different lines. Today, Toei Animation released another video showcasing the new designs for some familiar government characters that will be seen in the pirate flick when it releases in Japan on August 6.
In order of new character designs released, from the Marines, we have Momonoga, Issho, Borsalino and Sakazuki. And then from the World Government, the new character designs released are Blueno, Kalifa and the Five Elders.
Goro Taniguchi returns to the franchise for the first time since 1998 as the director on ONE PIECE FILM RED. Taniguchi, who is best known as the director of Code Geass, previously directed the 1998 One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! short for the Jump Super Anime Tour ahead of the TV anime premiere in 1999. Tsutomu Kuroiwa returns from ONE PIECE FILM GOLD to write the screenplay for ONE PIECE FILM RED. Toei Animation is producing the anime film with Eiichiro Oda.
ONE PIECE FILM RED is set to open in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022. You can watch over 1,000 episodes of the One Piece TV anime right here on Crunchyroll.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.