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Does ‘One Piece Film: Red’ have a Western release date?

The 15th installment is highly anticipated, but when does it release?

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When it comes to the One Piece series, there’s certainly no shortage of content for anime fans to consume. Not only are there over 1000 episodes at present with several specials and OVA as well as 102 manga volumes, but 14 feature films. Very soon, there will be a 15th addition to the film collection as well: One Piece Film: Red.

One Piece Film: Red is the latest full-length film based on the One Piece series. It made waves in the anime community when it was first announced back in November 2021 as part of the celebration surrounding the show’s 1000th episode. That’s quite a feat, after all, one of which absolutely deserved to be paired with a new movie announcement.

Set to follow a new character named Uta, One Piece Film: Red will take viewers to a new island where the pop diva takes the stage to perform for her adoring fans. According to the trailer, Uta is “the world’s greatest diva”, and her voice is set to change the world. Of course, this is hardly the most intriguing thing about her, as the full trailer reveals that Uta is actually the daughter of legendary pirate Red-Haired Shanks.

With such a dynamite premise, it’s easy to understand why One Piece fans absolutely cannot wait to get into a theater to see the latest addition to the series’ set of engaging, action-packed movies. But when exactly can fans expect to see One Piece Film: Red hitting US theaters? Has the movie been greenlit for a Western release date just yet? If you’re wondering when you can snag your tickets, we’ve got the answers you’re seeking below. Yo-ho-ho, don’t take a bite of Gum-Gum! Just keep reading.

What is the Western release date for ‘One Piece Film: Red’?

Does One Piece Film: Red have a Western release date? well, no specific day has been confirmed, but Crunchyroll will be bringing the film to international shores this fall. The film is set for a Japanese release on August 6, 2022 a date that was confirmed in the full-length One Piece Film: Red trailer and has been set in stone for some time. Unfortunately, fans in the west don’t yet have a scheduled day for release, but it will be coming soon.

Most anime films release in Japan first and hit Western theaters at a later date, usually with the options for dubbed or subtitled showings on different dates, and One Piece Film: Red is no different. We could see the Western release date as soon as late September 2022, but more likely it will arrive in October or later.

So if you’re looking to see the newest One Piece movie as soon as possible, your best bet is going to be to wait a few months and keep your eyes on One Piece news for an exact date as soon as it hits.

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