Sunny is one of the four Heavenly Kings.
Sunny was one of the four adopted sons of Ichiryuu, the President of the IGO. While much of Sunny's past was unknown, it was known that he along with his 3 brothers were trained by Ichiryuu in the ways of the Bishokuya and that at some as of yet unknown point he acquired Gourmet Cells. Before the main story of Toriko, he and his 3 brothers became recognized as top level Bishokuya and were given the title, The Four Heavenly Kings.
Sunny is created by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro as one of the main characters. At this moment, there is no information on any inspirations used in Sunny's concept design or his name.
Sunny has a rather proud and narcissistic attitude. He views most others as ugly with few being beautiful like himself. He can however look pasts one's "ugly" exterior and find inner beauty such as Komatsu's cooking, which he finds very beautiful.
Sunny has effeminate facial features and extremely long multi-colored hair. He is rather tall and has a very muscular physique, although not as large or muscular as Zebra and Toriko.
Sunny appeared relatively early in the series, debuting in chapter 29 of the manga and episode 10 of the anime. He was the third of the Four Heavenly Kings introduced, Toriko being the first and Coco being the second. He first appeared at the beginning of the Regal Mammoth arc in epic fashion, carrying the huge Baby Regal Mammoth, seemingly with one arm, but was actually carrying it with his hair. He is introduced to Komatsu by Toriko and abruptly the 3 of them plus Sunny's younger biological sister Rin, are sent on their way by Bureau Chief Mansam to retrieve the Jewel Meat from an Adult Regal Mammoth. With Many struggles along the way and with the help of Coco, they defeat the invading GT Robos, sent by the Bishokukai and retrieve the Jewel meat. Afterwards they consume the high quality ingredient and it was so compatible with Sunny's Gourmet Cells that he added it to his Full Course Menu.
While his role in this arc was minor, Sunny appeared towards the end of the arc by a chance meeting with Toriko at the Country of Healing Life where Toriko intends to heal his missing arm in his fight against Tommyrod. There he along with Saiseiya Teppei and Saiseiya Yosaku, Sunny helps in Toriko's speedy recovery.
Again his role is not a large one in this arc but an important one. Toriko meets with Sunny and asks him if he knows of a way to enter the Gourmet World. Sunny informs him of certain dangerous routes due to Toriko's pride, but having experienced the immensely unforgiving harshness of the Gourmet World personally, Sunny takes countermeasures to ensure Toriko's safety. He tells his friend and Toriko's Chef Partner Komatsu who informs the Legendary Knocking Master Jirou who in turn arrives at the Gourmet World minutes after Toriko and rescues the already near dead Bishokuya.
Sunny finds himself on a train tour via the Deluxe Carriage, along with allies Toriko, Coco and Komatsu. At one point they stop near the infamous Honey Prison where Zebra, the last Heavenly King is held. Despite Toriko's efforts and their past brotherly history, both Sunny and Coco refuse to have anything to do with meeting Zebra, who was scheduled to be released that day and Toriko was left only with Komatsu to retrieve the unreasonable Zebra. later on, presumably after finishing the Deluxe Carriage Tour, Sunny meets with Guemon, one of the strongest people in the world at the recommendation of his master Yosaku. There Sunny learns the brutal reality of his lack of experience and weakness at the hands of Guemon, however the latter teaches Sunny in the ways of Intuition.
At the instructions of his Foster Father Ichiryuu, Sunny joins his brothers to combine their powers against the notorious 4 Beasts, Gaoh, Invitedeath, King Octopus Kong and Mount Turtle, all ranging above Capture level 100, their strongest opponents up to that point. All four of the Heavenly Kings manage to defeat their respective beast foe with relative ease, Sunny personally taking out King Octopus Kong. But it wasn't so simple. Immediately after finishing their battles, the Four Beasts simultaneously flee for the Center of Human World at the command of the Four Beast main body. Little did the Heavenly Kings know, but the Four Beasts were in fact one monstrously powerful entity that had split itself into 5 individual beasts. After arriving to the center of Human World themselves along with their partner beasts, they are met with the Colossal Four Beast which at this point had absorbed it's separate bodies. With extreme effort and with the help of their partner beasts (Terry, Kiss and Quinn) the 4 Heavenly Kings combined the fullest extent of their appetite energy to form the Oushoku Bansan technique and they managed a narrow victory over the 4 beast which was literally consumed by the technique.
Shortly after the Four Beast incident, Sunny and the other Heavenly Kings arrive at the famed Cooking Island, where every year, the Cooking Festival involving only the top one hundred ranked Chefs is held. Despite being there to support Komatsu, who had just entered into the top one hundred ranks, the Kings were truly there as the strongest line of defense against the Bishokukai, who were to attack that day in order to kidnap the best Chefs in the world, although very few outside the Four Heavenly Kings knew of this. Despite all the preliminary matches going smoothly and Komatsu passing all of them, right as he was about to enter his first Championship round against the number one ranked Chef, Cooking King Zaus, that was the moment that the Bishokukai made their first strike. Bishokukai Vice Head Chef Starjun himself went after Komatsu, but the Heavenly Kings sprung to action, all four of them attacking him. Starjun however neutralized all of their attacks until Toriko came face to face with him and they began what would be a very brutal battle. In the meantime, Sunny protected Komatsu from all the chaos going on around them, only to have the ends of his feelers snipped on, surprising Sunny as well as causing him great pain, as even a single feeler getting cut was equivalent to having a tooth pulled in terms of pain. As he looked to see what had happened, above him flew Tommyrod and his Gourmet World Beast that had an uncanny cutting ability to the point that even Sunny's feelers were easily cut. And thus began the bout between Heavenly King Sunny and Bishokukai Vice Head Chef Tommyrod. Tommyrod unleashed hundreds of insect beasts, some being powerful enough to have Capture levels exceeding 90. Despite their power though, Sunny rapidly dispatched the lot of them, primarily with Hair Spit, surprising Tommyrod, who then decided that he would fight Sunny personally. After a bloody battle, which involved Sunny getting several open wounds and Tommyrod a missing arm, Sunny used his Hair Marionette ability to hijack Tommyrod's nerves, freezing him where he stood. This was seemingly due to Sunny's sheer exhaustion and he needed a moment to gather his strength. Knowing that Tommyrod was in better fighting condition than himself, Sunny used his most powerful ability, the Satan Hair. Tommyrod was released from the Hair Marionette technique and the final exchange took place. Tommyrod smashing his elbow into Sunny's face, who retaliated by burrowing a gaping hole into Tommyrod's torso. Tommyrod launched again, ripping open Sunny's face with his claws, but Sunny countered by impaling Tommyrod again through the back. At this point Tommyrod was at deaths door, but in a final effort, he pummeled Sunny with a barrage a punches, launching Sunny back, but Sunny with his own last ounces of strength bade Tommyrod farewell and completely enveloped and consumed Tommyrod with Satan Hair, ending the battle. Sunny himself collapsed immediately afterwards and was incapacitated for the remainder of the still ensuing war on Cooking Island.
Upon Toriko and Komatsu returning from their ordeal in the Gourmet World, they arrive at IGO HQ and reacquaint themselves with Sunny, Mansam, Rin and the other Heavenly Kings. After Rin abruptly proposed to Toriko and the latter accepted, Sunny expressed his disgust at the idea of Toriko being his brother in law. The Heavenly Kings and Komatsu later head to the first Biotope where they knew that the President's last course was hidden. Sunny, Coco and Zebra had failed to locate the course, but Toriko managed to track it's scent. After finding what they called the First Biotope Restroom, they went inside the invisible area and retrieved the last ingredient of the President's full course, the Billion Bird Egg.
Due to downloading the information from Livebearer about the Billion Bird, Toriko knew what steps to take in hatching the egg. As it happened, the other 7 courses were merely ingredients to prepare the last course, the Billion Bird. After some preparation and waiting, the Billion Bird was successfully hatched and immediately laid an immense number of eggs. This was President Ichiryuu's plan all along. The Billon Bird had an incredibly long lifespan and would endlessly lay immense amounts of eggs. Thus, a single billion bird put an end to the mass famine that afflicted the world because of Midora's Meteor Spice. The top Chefs of the world took to preparing the Billion Bird in delicious ways, but only Komatsu had the gift of unlocking the true form of the Billion Bird and it's eggs. It laid a small amount of special eggs not given to anybody else. Sunny and the other Heavenly Kings with Komatsu sat at a dining table and sampled the special egg. It immediately powered up their Gourmet Cells and caused spontaneous hair growth for all of them. So impressed was Toriko that he added the Billion Bird egg to his Full course as the drink course.
Gourmet Cells: The foundation of supernatural abilities in the Toriko world. They are very versatile and they grant unique abilities to anyone or anything that has them. It is currently unknown how Sunny aquired his Gourmet Cells, but they are the basis of Sunny's Feelers.
Intuition: Sunny acquired this ability from Guemon and in turn, showed it to Toriko who managed to learn it after witnessing it one time. It gives the user uncanny reactions as well as granting better utilization of their energy, giving greater stamina and precision. Guemon stated this ability comes from experience and experience is the best way to hone it
Feelers: Currently Sunny has 1,000,000 hairs also known as feelers that have the ability to move independently. Individually they are so fine that they are invisible to the naked eye and only the likes of Coco and Tommyrod are able to see them. Despite their apparent delicateness, Toriko himself stated that even with his knife technique, it would be impossible for him to break even a single hair on Sunny's head. While his hair (also known as feelers) is beautiful and unique, each color has a specific task.
White Hair - Can sense pain like nerve endings
The range of Sunny's hair is known as the Dining Kitchen. While initially the range was 20 meters, after mastering Food Honor, that range extended to 300 meters.
Sunny appears in:
Gekijō-ban Toriko Bishokushin no Special Menu
A movie based on the anime series, Toriko.