Philippine cinema chain SM Cinema has revealed during Cosplay Mania 2016 on Sunday that the animated feature film Crayon Shin Chan: Fast Asleep! The Great Assault on the Dreaming World this November.
The movie, which is the 24th animated feature film of the popular comedy series Crayon Shin Chan, will premiere in local cinemas starting November 9, which will be in Japanese audio with subtitles.
During his sleep, Shinnosuke enters a fantasy world where he could find all his favorite things, starting from chocolates, cakes and candies to young and beautiful girls in voluptuous and salacious clothes. But it soon turns out to be a nightmare world where Shinnosuke, his friends and family get trapped and are unable to escape. They also meet a mysterious girl named Saki who is somehow connected to these dreams. Now it is up to Shinnosuke and the Kasukabe Defense Group to save their dreams and escape from the nightmare world. (Synopsis from IMDB)
The movie was directed by Wataru Takahashi, who worked on the television series and previous movie adaptations, as well as titles like Studio Ghibli classics like Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Screenplay was handled by Takahashi with Hitori Gekidan, while Hideo Hariganeya handles character designs and the movie’s animation director.
The Japanese voice cast is lead by Akiko Yajima, who is reprising her role as Shinnosuke “Shin-chan” Nohara.
Crayon Shin Chan: Fast Asleep! The Great Assault on the Dreaming World premiered in Japanese theaters last April 16, which had reached Number 2 in the Japanese box office, topped by Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare movie.
The movie was one of the Japanese movie titles announced by Singapore-based licensor Odex Pte. Ltd. set to have a premiere in Southeast Asian theaters this year. It premiered in Singapore last September 15.
Crayon Shin Chan first aired in the Philippines on terrestrial broadcaster IBC-13 under the “Viva TV on IBC” primetime block in about 2001, together with Cyborg Kuro-chan, which was dubbed in Filipino by comedian Andrew E.
The anime show was re-aired for a short period on terrestrial broadcaster RPN in mid-2000.