If you think Stand by Me will be the very last Doraemon movie, then better think again!
Anime Pilipinas has learned that the 36th’s movie of the popular franchise, Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Space Heroes, is set to premiere on Wednesday, August 05.
The movie will be screened exclusively at selected SM Cinema branches, which will be in Japanese Audio with English subtitles. Singapore-based licensing company ODEX Pte. Ltd. distributes the film.
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Space Heroes is the 36th film of the popular manga & anime franchise, which will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the 1979 anime adaptation and the 10th anniversary of the 2005 adaptation.
Yoshihiro Usugi, who worked on several anime movies including produced by Studio Ghibli, directed the anime movie, while screenplay was made by Higashi Shimizu, who is also working on the current television adaptation of the franchise.
The movie is produced by anime studio Shin-Ei Animation and distributed by Toho, which was released in Japanese theaters last March.
The voice cast are lead by Megumi Oohara as “Nobita” and Wasabi Mizuta as “Doraemon”.
Doraemon was originally created by the mangaka pair Fujiko Fujio (composed of Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko) in 1969. Their manga tells the story of a robotic cat named Doraemon who was sent by the grandson of the lead character Nobita from the future to help his woeful grandfather.
The franchise’s running theme is Doraemon’s numerous devices which should supposedly save Nobita from his everyday troubles, but eventually make things worse for the bespectacled boy.
Last June, the 3D animated movie Stand by Me Doraemon was released in Philippine cinemas, which was screened in English dubbing. The movie was distributed by Multivision Pictures Entertainment and VIVA International Pictures.