One Piece has revealed a much closer look at Franky’s big makeover for the new One Piece: Red movie! Eiichiro Oda’s original manga franchise is kicking off its 25th Anniversary celebration this year, and in just the last couple of years fans have seen the manga not only cross over its 1000th manga chapter but the anime has crossed over its 1000 episode milestone as well. The series will soon even return from its most recent hiatus for a new slate of episodes very soon, and not only that is readying for the franchise’s next major feature film as well.
One Piece Movie: Red is currently getting ready to hit theaters across Japan later this Summer, and it has fully begun the hype train with some new promotional materials that have given fans some idea of what to expect. This includes the newest makeovers for the Straw Hat pirates themselves as well. Much like the other films in the franchise, each one will be getting a new outfit designed by Eiichiro Oda himself and the newest poster for the film released on its official Twitter account has given a look at Franky’s makeover! You can check it out below:
◤ 𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊𝐘 ◢
3 days later… pic.twitter.com/0tVkaZ02om
—『ONE PIECE FILM RED』【公式】 (@OP_FILMRED) April 10, 2022
One Piece Movie: Red is currently scheduled for a release across theaters in Japan on August 6th, but it has yet to be revealed whether or not the recent hack on Toei Animation had impacted its release. Recent updates have seemingly revealed that this has not been the case (with the majority of the hack seemingly focusing on the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and the currently airing TV anime instead), and as of this newest poster the film is still advertising its August 6th release. Unfortunately, there is no word on its international release plans just yet.
Directed by Code Geass franchise director Goro Taniguchi, written by One Piece: Gold writer Tsutomu Kuroiwa, and with Oda as creative producer, there is little known about the One Piece Movie: Red film’s story so far, but the franchise is touting some important role from Shanks as part of the narrative as well. There are many reasons to be excited, but what do you think? How do you like Franky’s new makeover for the next movie? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!