One Piece Delivers Several Updates on Upcoming Live-Action Series, Anime Film, & New JRPG

By Samona Punjabi / March 29, 2022

One Piece fans, it's time for a pirate party! The popular shonen franchise about our favorite straw-hat pirates is coming out with a myriad of content soon. The year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Eiichiro Oda's manga series, and in celebration, the franchise streamed a live broadcast revealing a boatload of information about upcoming projects.

The announcement included introducing a new cast member for the upcoming One Piece live-action series. Furthermore, the franchise revealed the 25th-anniversary logo, more card game details, and an announcement for a brand new JRPG! Moreover, the first character poster for One Piece Film: Red has also been unveiled.

More About One Piece Live-Action Cast Addition, Film Poster, New Game

One Piece Live-Action Series News

One Piece's upcoming live-action series is currently in production. The creators revealed details about the main cast and additional cast members earlier this month. Now, a new actor has joined the cast as the fan-favorite father figure of Monkey D. Luffy. The man who gave Luffy his signature straw hat is coming to our screens in live-action form! According to Crunchyroll, Peter Gadiot, who is currently playing Adam in the Showtime series Yellowjackets, will be taking on the role of Shanks.

One Piece Film: Red News

The upcoming anime movie, One Piece Film: Red, is slated to air soon, on August 6, 2022. According to reports, the film will focus on a new female character and "Red-Haired" Shanks. The first character poster featuring the mysterious character revealed in the original teaser trailer has been released. The announcement reveals nothing else about the character, except the Japanese text on the poster reads, "Hey Luffy, stop being a pirate!"

According to Shinji Shimizu, a producer from the One Piece anime, One Piece Film: Red is the only film of the franchise in which Eiichiro Oda has actively participated the most. Oda is the executive producer, character designer, and script reviewer of the film. Take a look at the character poster below:

Mysterious One Piece Film: Red character visual
Mysterious One Piece Film: Red character visual

One Piece Odyssey, 25th Anniversary Logo, and Card Game News

And finally, time for the announcement that surprised fans the most: One Piece Odyssey! One Piece Odyssey is a new game in the series that is touted as the first JRPG. The game is being developed by ILCA with Bandai Namco producing. It will be released later this year on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam. Take a look below for more information:

The recently held live broadcast also revealed some new card designs for the upcoming One Piece card game and a 25th-anniversary logo for the franchise. Take a look at the visuals below:

One Piece 25th anniversary logo
One Piece 25th-anniversary logo
Card designs for One Piece Card Game

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