One Piece has shown off a much closer look at Chopper’s new makeover for the upcoming One Piece Film: Red movie! Eiichiro Oda’s original manga series is now celebrating its 25th Anniversary of the first time it hit the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and fans have got quite a lot to be excited about for the future of the series. Not only is the anime returning soon from its recent hiatus following the hacking attack on Toei Animation, but the franchise is branching out with its next major feature film hitting theaters in Japan later this year!
One Piece Film: Red will be the next major feature film release in the franchise, and while there is still very little known about what to expect from the story, one of the major reasons to be excited for it is that the Straw Hat Pirates will be getting a major makeover for the new film. Like much of the films from the past, the crew will be getting a whole new look for their next major adventure, and following a few posters showcasing some of the other Straw Hats, one of the latest releases has shown a closer look at Chopper’s makeover! You can check it out below from One Piece Film: Red‘s official Twitter account:
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One Piece: Film Red is currently scheduled to release in Japan beginning on August 6th, and while there is little known about the story, it has been confirmed that Shanks will be involved in some capacity along with a brand new character that Oda had specifically requested to be included at the center of the next major film. Directed by Code Geass franchise director Goro Taniguchi, written by One Piece: Gold writer Tsutomu Kuroiwa, and with Oda as creative producer, the new film is touting Jinbe as part of the Straw Hat lineup and that could mean it takes place after the events of the Wano Country arc.
Each of the Straw Hats will be getting some new looks for the film, but like Chopper’s each of them has been so grandiose in nature that it does seem to imply that the Straw Hats are in a much bigger adventure than they might expect with this new movie. But what do you think? How do you like Chopper’s makeover for the new movie? What are you hoping to see in One Piece: Red? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!