One Piece Red is the latest film in the manga and anime franchise to hit the big screen. The lynchpin of the film is Uta, the world-famous musician who is also Shanks’ daughter. In an interview, the creator of the brand Eiichiro Oda himself reveals how the character fits into the canon and the world of One Piece.
One Piece Red: Is Uta Officially Canon?
That’s what it’s about: A few weeks ago, the One Piece film Red also started in German cinemas. Uta in particular plays an important role in this. The figure was initially teased as a mysterious and unknown character, but in the end it was very much the focus of the whole film.
You can watch a trailer for One Piece Red here:
One Piece Red starts in German cinemas on October 13th
With so much content as One Piece offers, even the biggest fans don’t necessarily keep track of everything. With so many movies, spinoffs, and games, it becomes even more difficult to distinguish what is officially part of manga and anime history and what isn’t.
Is Uta officially canon? Eiichiro Oda says: In an interview from Japan, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has now officially confirmed that Uta and the events of the One Piece Red film are indeed canon. He also reveals that Uta even appeared in manga chapter 1055, albeit only as a shadow:
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But that was not all. In addition, the One Piece inventor also explains that Uta had a great influence on Monkey D. Luffy. We owe her his love for music and the fact that he even thinks up his own songs from time to time.
Uta is also the reason Luffy thinks it is so important to have a musician on board. They could boost morale and also document the crew’s adventures. As many may know, Brook does that for the Straw Hat Pirates.
Theoretically, nothing stands in the way of a (re)emergence of Uta in the manga or anime version of One Piece. Who knows, maybe we haven’t seen the last of them (via: Comicbook.com).
How did you like the One Piece Red movie? What do you think of Uta being officially canon?