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One Piece Film Red Anime Adds 2 Cast Members

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Chise Niitsu, Yuuki Kaji join August 6 film as admirers of Uta

The official website for the upcoming One Piece Film Red anime film revealed two new cast members for the film on Wednesday. The new cast members are:

Chise Niitsu as Romy, an impoverished girl who admires Uta enough to go to her concert

Yuuki Kaji as Yorueka, a shepherd who has traveled far to see Uta's concert

The film will open in Japan on August 6. The film will have IMAX screenings in 27 theaters in Japan that will open alongside regular screenings. The film will also have MX4D, 4DX, and Dolby Atmos screenings on opening day.

The film will center on a new character named Uta (seen right), Shanks' daughter. Kaori Nazuka will be the speaking voice of Uta, while Ado will be the character's singing voice. Ado will also perform the film's theme song "Shinjidai" ("New Genesis").

Kenjiro Tsuda will voice the character Gordon in the film.

Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass, One Piece: Defeat The Pirate Ganzak! special) is directing One Piece Film Red. Tsutomu Kuroiwa (One Piece Film Gold, One Piece: Heart of Gold, GANTZ:O, live-action Black Butler) is writing the screenplay, and One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda himself is serving as executive producer.

Oda also designed the "battle wear" characters for the film, which have a theme of "rock x pirates" and feature leather and studs for a Middle Ages armor vibe.

One Piece Stampede, the 14th and most recent film in the franchise, opened in Japan in August 2019, and earned more than 10 billion yen (about US$93 million) at the box office worldwide. Funimation premiered the film in cinemas in the the United States and Canada in October 2019. The film celebrated the anime's 20th anniversary.

Sources: One Piece Film Red's website, Comic Natalie

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