The “#FILMRED Cultural Festival” will be held to commemorate the box office success of “ONE PIECE FILM RED” (directed by Goro Taniguchi), the new film animation of Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga “ONE PIECE”, with box office revenues exceeding 10 billion yen. In addition to the free release of the first 90 volumes of the comics, a campaign will be held to solicit creative works such as illustrations, cosplay, and figures via SNS.
The first 90 volumes of the comic, 910 episodes in total, will be released free of charge on Shueisha’s manga app “Shonen Jump + (Plus)” and the electronic bookstore “Zeblack” starting September 1. The TV anime linked to the movie version will include episodes 1029 “Pale Memories: Luffy and Red-Haired Daughter Uta” and 1030 “The Oath of a New Era! Luffy and Uta”, and the linked special compilation episode “Legendary Record! Shanks the Red-Haired!” were also released on YouTube.
A social networking project themed “Enjoy ‘FILM RED’ with everyone” was also held, inviting entries via TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for the art category for illustrations, cosplay, figures, and other creative works, and the performance category for theme songs and songs in the movie. Two winners will be selected by drawing and presented with a color paper of the original author, Mr. Oda, until October 31.
”ONE PIECE” began serialization in “Weekly Shonen Jump” (Shueisha) in 1997 and reached 1,000 episodes in January 2021. This July marks the 25th anniversary of the series, which has sold more than 510 million copies worldwide. The TV animation started in October 1999 and reached 1,000 episodes in November 2021.
In the movie version, Utah, a diva who has the world’s enthusiasm, appears in public for the first time in a live performance. Uta’s singing voice, which she delivers while concealing her true identity, is described as “otherworldly.” Fans from all over the world, including Luffy’s band, pirates, and navy, fill the venue, looking forward to hearing her singing voice. Then it is discovered that Uta is the daughter of Shanks.