August 6, 2022 ONE PIECE: RED it debuted in Japanese theaters, and a few days later it is already recording stratospheric figures. The leak of news and spoilers about the film’s plot has already led to the spread of interesting details, including information on the origins of a well-known character.
Shanks the Red he was one of the first pirates to appear on the pages of the ONE PIECE manga, and 25 years after the publication of the Romance Dawn chapter, his importance has grown a lot, having become one of the four Emperors. Despite this, however, Shanks still remains a character with many mysteries, mainly related to his origins and his real abilities.
Waiting to find out more about the Emperor in the final arc of the manga, Eiichiro Oda and the authors of ONE PIECE: RED, have included in the course of the film some references to its origins. As specified in the @sandman_AP post at the bottom, Shanks would be part of the Fearland family, which would make him a Celestial Dragon.
This is obviously only speculation, but this could also help to understand the reasons behind the meeting that Shanks requested of the five elders, shown in chapter 907. Tell us what you think of this information in the comments.