One Piece’s Movie Tie-In Airing After Red’s Premiere Weekend

One Piece is set to air a tie-in to its new movie, but the episodes won’t air until after the movie’s already premiered. Here’s why that is. The next couple of episodes of One Piece will be a tie-in to One Piece Film: Red, but what’s odd is that the episodes will be airing after Red premieres in Japan. If Red is already going to be out when the episodes air, then having a tie-in meant to build up to the movie can come across as rather pointless. That being said, the timing of the episodes probably wasn’t intentional, and there’s a logical explanation for why that would be.

One Piece episodes 1029 and 1030 will put the Wano arc on hold to tell a story about Luffy’s friendship with Shanks’ daughter, Uta. The episodes will serve as a tie-in to the new One Piece movie, One Piece Film: Red, but the problem with that is that Red has already been released in Japan and the tie-in won’t start airing until a week later. While it’s not a problem for people living in Western territories who won’t be able to see Red until the fall, at least in Japan, any buildup the episodes try to provide will be rendered moot because people will have already seen the movie the week before. The timing of the tie-in episodes to One Piece Film: Red doesn’t work with the movie’s release in Japan, but there’s a good explanation for it. In March 2022, Toei Animation was the victim of a ransomware attack that forced a lot of the anime they produced to go on hiatus for over a month, including the One Piece anime. This is the most likely reason why the episodes are airing when they are because if the hiatus hadn’t happened, then the episodes likely would have aired in July before Red came out, which would have allowed for them to properly build up to the movie.

One Piece Film: Red Canon? the One Piece anime devoting time to have a tie-in to One Piece Film: Red, this invites the question of whether or not the movie is canon. In chapter 1055 of the manga, a silhouette of a character resembling Uta appears in one of Shanks’ memories, which seems to confirm that Uta is canon to One Piece. Characters or elements from the movies have been canon before, such as Shiki from Strong World and the spelling of Laugh Tale from Stampede, but the stories they appeared in were still One Piece filler. Based on the trailers for Red, numerous elements simply wouldn’t work with what’s currently happening in the manga, so as of right now, the simplest conclusion is that One Piece Film: Red won’t be canon, even though Uta is canon. One Piece’s upcoming tie-in episodes to One Piece Film: Red are a little late, the timing probably wasn’t intentional. The ransomware attack on Toei Animation forced One Piece to go on hiatus for over a month, and that likely prevented the episodes from airing before One Piece Film: Red was released, which would have made the tie-in work. The tie-in element might be moot for Japanese fans, but at the very least, it still works in the west, since Toei Animation’s One Piece Film: Red won’t be released outside of Japan until the fall.

One Piece: Everything We Know About The Netflix Live-Action Show

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the beloved pirate anime One Piece is in development – find out about release dates, cast, and more here. Netflix’s live-action One Piece sails into the horizon, and here’s everything we know about it so far including the potential release date, cast, and story it might tell. One Piece is a long-standing anime, adapted from Eiichiro Oda’s manga of the same name. The One Piece manga, which started in 1997, is now the best-selling manga of all time and is currently preparing to enter its final saga. Similarly, the One Piece anime began in 1999 and is in excess of 1,000 episodes, which makes a new adaptation a daunting proposition.

The upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece is part of a larger strategy of Netflix, which has several live-action anime adaptations in development. Previously, Netflix adapted Cowboy Bebop and Bleach, but none of its previous efforts have really hit the mark. Netflix will have to learn from its previous failings to ensure that its live-action One Piece is renewed for several seasons. With so much story to tell, it can be great if handled correctly. Nonetheless, the popularity of One Piece is undeniable, and if Netflix can appease its longtime audience while introducing Luffy and his crew to new audiences, then the One Piece live-action TV show could be a smash hit. Netflix’s One Piece has long been talked about and was first announced by Eiichiro Oda in 2020. The live-action adaptation is now closer than ever, and here’s everything we know about Netflix’s live-action One Piece.