One Piece is ready to walk out a new chapter this week, but for right now, all eyes are on its upcoming movie. If you did not know, the series is working on One Piece Film: Red these days, and its plot promises to focus on Shanks at long last. Now, a new interview regarding the movie has dropped, and it is there fans were told just how involved the manga’s creator is with the project.
And spoiler alert! It turns out Eiichiro Oda has his hands all over the movie. One Piece: Red has become his pet project as of late, and this can only mean good things for fans.
The information comes from Mantan Web as the outlet did an interview with Mr. Shmizu, an executive over at Toei Animation. It was there the producer confirmed Oda is very involved with this movie. In fact, Shimizu says Oda has never been as involved with a One Piece movie until now, and that includes One Piece: Strong World (via Sandman_AP).
Clearly, fans are all buzzing over this update, and it isn’t hard to see why. One Piece has a score of movies under its belt, but some stick out more than others. For years now, One Piece: Strong World has been counted as one of its best, and Oda’s oversight is credited for its high marks. Oda is now set to repeat history with the anime’s next movie, and One Piece: Red will even involve Shanks in its story. It is hard to imagine anything better than this combo, so expectations for One Piece‘s 2022 film have been raised to say the least.
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