The official YouTube channel for Uta’s singing cast Ado unveiled the MV for the Uta’s song “Backlight” on June 6, 2022. This is the third MV in a series of MVs that will be released for Uta’s songs from the movie.
The song is composed by Vaundy and the illustrations for the music video is done by so, an illustrator and manga artist who worked on the key visual of the event “Nijisanji Anniversary Festival 2021” and the LINE creators’ stamp of “ONE PIECE”
The composer, Vaundy commented on the song saying that when he read the script, images and visuals flowed to his mind, and that he created the song with Uta’s feelings in mind.
“When I read the script, images and visuals immediately came up in my mind. I thought, ‘It would definitely be cool if it played in this scene,’ and created the song with Uta’s feelings in mind,” he said.
Additionally, One Piece official YouTube channel will also stream a short episode, which is linked to the song, titled Uta Diary # 3.
The first teaser MV was released on June 8, 2022 for the song ‘New Era’, which was composed by Yasutaka Nakata and sung by Ado. The second teaser MV, composed by Mrs. GREEN APPLE, was released on June 22, 2022. The third teaser MV, composed by Vaundy, was released on June 27, 2022.
A total of 7 songs will be featured in the movie namely “I am the strongest” composed by Mrs. GREEN APPLE, “Backlight” by Vaundy, “Tot Musica” produced by Hiroyuki Sawano, “Continuing the World” by Yuta Orisaka, “Utakata Lullaby” by FAKE TYPE and Motohiro Hata’s “Kaze no Yukue”.
All of Uta’s songs in the movie are sung by Ado.
One Piece Film: Red, which is the fourth instalment in the One Piece Film franchise, is set to release in Japan on Aug 6, 2022.
The movie’s world premiere will however be held on July 22, which also celebrated as the One Piece Day
Goro Taniguchi returns to the franchise for the first time since 1998 to direct One Piece Film: Red. Tsutomu Kuroiwa will be in charge of the screenplay. Toei Animation is animating the film with original author Eiichiro Oda serving as executive producer.
The other staff that have been announced for the movie include:
- Character Design & Animation Director: Masayuki Sato
- CGI Director: Kentaro Kawasaki
- Art Director: Hiroshi Kato
- Music: Yasutaka Nakata
- Director of Photography: Tsunetaka Ema
- Color Design: Sayako Yokoyama
The movie features and centers on the mysterious character Uta, who is teased to be Shanks daughter in the teaser. Uta’s character design was revealed on March 28, 2022.
One Piece Film: Red also unveiled the cast for the Red Haired Pirates and character visuals for the marines and the world government characters recently.