One Piece Film: Red is the upcoming 15th One Piece movie, set to be released on August 6, 2022. The film will involve Shanks and introduce a major new female character: his estranged daughter Uta.
On May 18, Oda’s new designs for the character, Thousand Sunny for the anime movie, One Piece Film: Red was shared on Twitter. The Thousand Sunny will be undergoing a drastic change – bearing the name, Sunny-kun.
The movie’s website provides the following description for Sunny-kun:
“In the setting drawing, it is depicted as an adorable figure, as if it were a child lion turned into a plush toy. Also, Sunny-kun gazes at us with an adorable expression, “Sunny! is written in a speech balloon, indicating that he can also speak.
What happened to the Thousand Sunny, and will it be able to return to its original pirate ship? One look at Sunny-kun and you will be captivated! We hope you will enjoy his lovable appearance at the movie theaters!”