One piece: red is about to bring Shanks’ daughter, Uta, to life. With the new character described as the “ultimate diva”, many mysteries still surround the pop star who has a history with Luffy. Ahead of the film’s release, one of manga’s biggest names Shojo shared his take on the singer who has a “voice that will change the world.” While the fifteenth film in the franchise will be released in Japan in a few days, North American fans will have to wait until this fall.
Twitter user New World Artur shared this new Shojo-style illustration from the creator of Honey Lemon Soda of Shanks’ daughter, capturing the musical intensity of the “ultimate diva” who first met Monkey D. Luffy when they were both children:
Uta from One Piece Film RED drawn by Mayu Murata, author of the shojo manga Honey Lemon Soda! pic.twitter.com/T04G9RZvwx
— Artur – Ohara Library ➜ One Piece Film RED (@newworldartur) August 2, 2022
If you haven’t had the opportunity to delve into the history of Lemon Honey Soda by creator Mayu Murata, Yen Press, the publishers of the series, offered the following official description:
“Middle school left Uka Ishimori with nothing but scars, to the point that she forgot how to laugh, cry or even say ‘hello’. But a chance encounter with a lemon-haired boy reinvigorates her, giving her the hope that maybe, maybe life could be a lot sweeter if she finally asked for help.”
The official description of One piece: redthe fifteenth film in creator Eiichiro Oda’s Shonen franchise, reads:
“Uta – the world’s most beloved singer. Renowned for concealing her own identity during her performances, her voice has come to be described as ‘otherworldly’. Now, for the very first time, Uta will reveal herself to the world at a concert As the hall fills with all kinds of Uta fans – excited pirates, the marine watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy his sonic performance – the voice the whole world has been waiting for is about to The story begins with the shocking fact that she is Shanks’ daughter.
While the film is still a few months away from being released in North America, the next episodes of A play are set to take a break from War For Wano and instead focus on Uta and Luffy’s early relationship, giving fans an idea of what surprises Red might have in store.
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