One Piece STAMPEDE, this year’s celebratory movie of Oda Eiichiro’s most famous series, finally releases its second trailer which features a lot of familiar faces from the franchise. The official site for the movie released the trailer which might contain the moment that everyone looks forward to seeing: pirates, the marines, and the revolutionaries coming together in one big island. In addition, new characters will be introduced, and one of them claims to be a member of the Roger Pirates.According to the synopsis from the official site, there would a be a festival of the sort for pirates, with the greatest crews from all over the world invited in the event. One of the invited crews is the Straw Hat Pirates. The festival is hosted by a man called Buena Festa, and alongside him is Douglas Bullet who is said to be a member of the Roger Pirates. Is he a fake or not? Buggy will be in the movie, so he will confirm if this is true or not.
Apparently, there will be a treasure hunt that will happen since pirates have gathered on the island after all. This treasure hunting’s price is no other than a Gol D. Roger’s treasure. Is it the ONE PIECE or another treasure from the legendary crew? In the meantime, this expo is done with a bad intent that will cause big trouble for everyone, and Buena Festa is behind this. One Piece: Stampede will open in Japan theaters this summer, August 9, 2019.
Toei Animation also shed new light on who Luffy and the Mugiwara pirates will be facing off against in the film, a former member of Gol D. Roger’s crew, Douglas Bullet. You can see his character design sheet below.
Roger’s crew has been revealed in small bits over the long duration of the series, and each one has been revealed to have incredible strength worthy to be captain of their own crew (save for Buggy, arguably). This could be the same case for this newest reveal as well.
Although there’s no concrete detail as to his nature, Douglas Bullet is referred to as the “Demon Heir” (“鬼”の跡目 “Oni” no Atome?) in the trailer. There’s also a quick glimpse of him and Luffy facing off, and the brief flash in their eyes may be teasing that Bullet has the Conqueror’s Haki as well. It’s not quite confirmed yet as to whether or not Bullet will be the film’s villain, but with a nickname like that it’s hard to picture him as something else.
All the mysteries of One Piece: Stampede will soon be solved, however, as the film hits theaters in Japan on August 9. All we can do now is wait for more info until the movie is out!