Yet another new character setting sheet drawn by Eiichiro Oda was released today, revealing a kinda brand new character for ONE PIECE FILM RED – Sunny-kun. As you can likely parse from the headline, Sunny-kun is actually a transformation of the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hat Pirates’ wonderful vessel to sail the Grand Line. The setting design teases that Sunny-kun can talk… I guess this vessel has a lot of ship to say!
Goro Taniguchi returns to the franchise for the first time since 1998 as the director on ONE PIECE FILM RED. Taniguchi, who is best known as the director of Code Geass, previously directed the 1998 One Piece: Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! short for the Jump Super Anime Tour ahead of the TV anime premiere in 1999. Tsutomu Kuroiwa returns from ONE PIECE FILM GOLD to write the screenplay for ONE PIECE FILM RED. Toei Animation is producing the anime film with Eiichiro Oda.
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ONE PIECE FILM RED is set to open in Japanese theaters on August 6, 2022. You can watch over 1,000 episodes of the One Piece TV anime right here on Crunchyroll.
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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.