The One Piece: Red theatrical anime movie is set to get two important prologue

That set up the next topplaywriting adventure. One Piece has finally returned to the big screen, with the premiere of the One Piece: Red film yesterday, August 6th, in Japan. Whilst fans of the series can indeed walk in and understand what’s going on; the more backstory we can get on the movie, the better.

Some good news is that the movie is set to get two special episodes over the next two weeks that tie-in to the film – here is everything we know about One Piece: Red’s prologue ahead of its UK and US release this Fall.


This week, it was announced that the upcoming One Piece: Red theatrical anime movie would be receiving two tie-in episodes that act as a prologue to the upcoming feature film. As confirmed by the official One Piece Japanese website, the two special episodes will be broadcast for domestic audiences on Sunday, August 14th and Sunday, August 21st. The two tie-in prologues will be “interlocking episodes [that] will depict the story more than 10 years before the movie.” Crunchyroll has yet to reveal if the episodes will be made available to stream internationally alongside the main anime series on the aforementioned dates.


The One Piece: Red movie premiered in theatres across Japan on Saturday, August 6th. The early reviews from fans and critics are generally positive for the movie, which is reported to have made 1.06 billion Yen on its opening day – making it the third highest-grossing first day behind the likes of Demon Slayer: Mugen Train and Jujutsu Kaisen 0. One Piece: Red will open next in French cinemas, scheduled for August 10th under the Pathe Films banner, with Taiwan’s premiere set for August 19th. Unfortunately, whilst Crunchyroll has confirmed that they will be bringing the movie to US and UK theatres, a specific release date has not been shared – the film is still slated to release this Fall. President and CEO of Toei Animation Masayuki Endo, told Collider that they were “excited to bring One Piece Film Red to theatres around the world this fall, which actually coincides with the 23rd anniversary of the One Piece franchise.”


The following voice actors have been confirmed to feature in the upcoming One Piece movie:

Uta is voiced by Kaori Nazuka with the singing portions by Ado
Monkey D. Luffy is voiced by Mayumi Tanaka
Roronoa Zoro is voiced by Kazuya Nakai
Nami is voiced by Akemi Okamura
Usopp is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi
Sanji is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata
Tony Tony Chopper is voiced by Ikue Ōtani
Nico Robin is voiced by Yuriko Yamaguchi
Franky is voiced by Kazuki Yao
Brook is voiced by Chō
Jimbei is voiced by Katsuhisa Hōki
Red-Haired Shanks is voiced by Shūichi Ikeda
Gordon is voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda
Romy is voiced by Chise Niitsu
Yorueka is voiced by Yuki Kaji