The film production company Toei revealed the plot on Monday for the newest One Piece film, which will be set in the New World. The film will feature the Straw Hat pirate crew against their "strongest enemy yet," a man named "Z." Toei officials added that in the film the franchise's protagonist Monkey D. Luffy will encounter Z, but he will be Luffy's strongest enemy. The movie will feature a "heroic battle" between Luffy and Z.
Toei also confirmed on Monday that the film, directed by Tatsuya Nagamine (One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta), will open in December. Eiichiro Oda himself will oversee the production for the film as its executive producer.