One Piece Film Red this Sunday, and the preview video shows young Luffy and Uta

Shanks, Garp and the Foosha village. This will be the first of 2 ONE PIECE FILM RED prequel episodes, which will be airing in the following two weeks. Check out the preview (the video is also available on Crunchyroll at the end of episode 1028):

The preview for ONE PIECE episode 1029 reveals its title to be “A Faint Memory! Luffy and Red-Haired’s Daughter Uta!” The movie began screening last Saturday in Japan, and it had an extremely successful opening weekend. The prequel episodes will show the story from before the movie, and it will be interesting to see more about Shanks and Luffy’s past.

ONE PIECE Episode 1029 & Chapter 1057 Release Date

Episode 1029 of the anime will release this Sunday on August 14, while the ONE PIECE manga will skip a week due to Shonen Jump’s break and release chapter 1057 on August 21. You can watch the anime on Crunchyroll, while you can catch up to the latest manga chapter for free on either the VIZ website or the MANGA Plus website.

One Piece Film Red Gets Music Video For 4th Song by Ado, Collab With Fake Type

The ONE PIECE FILM RED movie premiered today in Japan, and another song by Ado has been released along with an animated music video, this time in collaboration with FAKE TYPE. Ado sings while FAKE TYPE was in charge of the music. The song’s title is “Utakata Lullaby” (“Fleeting Lullaby”), and you can listen to any of the available platforms. Watch the music video:

The song in collaboration with FAKE TYPE is the 4th song by Ado to be released for ONE PIECE FILM RED. Previously, the movie released its main theme song by Ado, collaboration with Mrs. Green Apple. There will be 3 more songs featuring Ado, and they will be collaborations with Hiroyuki Sawano, Yuta Orisaka and Motohiro Hata.

Ado also provides the singing voice for Uta, Shanks’ daughter, who is a central character in the movie. Her voice actress is Kaori Nazuka. Uta was previously shown on a teaser visual and teaser trailer, and the movie will have an international release set this fall. The official synopsis for the movie:
Uta —the most beloved singer in the world. Renowned for concealing her own identity when performing, her voice has come to be described as “otherworldly.” Now, for the first time ever, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans —excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance —the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.

One Piece Episode 1028: Brilliant Animation For Luffy’s Ascendance

ONE PIECE released episode 1028 this Sunday, and we are finally seeing Luffy evolve into a version that might be able to stand up to a Yonko! The episode began Big Mom creating a new thunder cloud, giving Prometheus the girlfriend he asked for. We also get to witness the scene of her taking part of her soul and creating the new ally, after which she launched an attack on Kid and Killer. She sends them flying inside the castle, and we get to see a short Usopp and Nami moment, who are running away from Page One together with Tama.

Big Mom follows Kid and Killer despite not knowing exactly where they crashed. She’s determined to have her revenge on Kid, while the Supernova captain is determined not to let her regroup with Kaido. The two head to confront her when Basil Hawkins interrupts them. Kid is mad at him for the betrayal and ready to fight, but Killer here shows his No. 2 reliability. He decides to face Hawkins alone, while Kid heads to Big Mom. While Hawkins gives him a 92% chance of dying, their fight is sure to be interesting, considering the devil fruit Hawkins has. After this, the episode went back to Luffy, who just rose again and told Kaido they would never join him. He thinks back to what Hyogoro taught him about Haki, and also realizes Kaido was imbuing his attacks with Counqueror’s Haki. Kaido mocks him, thinking that the knowledge can’t help him, but we then see him proved wrong in an incredibly animated sequence. Luffy’s ascendance to a higher power level is shown symbolically, and he then manages to block Kaido’s attack filled with Conqueror’s Haki attack. In an incredible sequence, Luffy manages to damage the Yonko without touching him, and it seems like he’s now ready to continue the fight 1v1. He tells Law and Zoro to go downstairs and let everyone know that he’ll win at any cost, and we get his trademark smile for the end.

Starting next week with episode 1029, we will be getting 2 ONE PIECE FILM RED prequel episodes focusing on the young Luffy, Uta, Shanks and the Red Hair Pirates. The title of episode 1029 is “A Faint Memory! Luffy and Red-Haired’s Daughter Uta!” and it will premiere next Sunday on August 14. The ONE PIECE manga will release chapter 1056 today, after which Shonen Jump will be on a break for 1 week. You can watch episode 1028 of ONE PIECE on Crunchyroll, and you can catch up to the latest manga chapter for free on either VIZ website or MANGA Plus.