One Piece Film: Red

One Piece Film: Red Reveals Shanks’ Origin and Power

Eiichiro Oda’s newest One Piece anime film, One Piece Film: Red, has finally made its debut in Japan. Just as expected, the new anime film received an overwhelming response from the community. Well, who doesn’t want to watch the new anime film as it features one of the most mysterious characters in the entire One Piece series?

Shanks has been around since the very start of the series. He’s the one responsible for turning Luffy into a rubber man. Despite him being one of the first characters introduced, we still know nothing about him. During the Wano Country Arc, the manga slowly revealed more details about Shanks. But what surprised fans are that the new One Piece anime film has a shocking revelation about the Yonko’s origin.

According to One Piece volume 4 billion, the details reveal that Shanks was found by Roger and Rayleigh when he was still a 1-year-old kid. Roger found the young Shanks inside the treasure chest that was stolen during the God Valley Incident. This explains why Roger was so excited and happy when he was carrying Momonosuke when he was still a child. Many fans believe that since Shanks was found inside the chest, the Yonko is a celestial dragon or someone related to a celestial dragon. Unfortunately, Shanks’ being a celestial dragon is yet to be confirmed as the information from Volume 4 Billion did not reveal his connection to the world nobles.

Apart from Shanks’s origin, the new One Piece anime film also reveals his power. The anime film reveals that Shanks is known as “The Killer of Color of Observation Haki”, meaning he can easily negate his opponent’s ability to see the future. Shanks also showcases his swordsmanship as he fights the enemies in the film with his burning sword.

While there are still lots of unanswered questions about Shanks, Eiichiro Oda also revealed that Yonko has his own plans for the new era. Sadly, the manga author did not reveal any hints or details about Shanks’s plan.