Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Friday that they plan to screen Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration in Philippine cinemas this July.
The latest anime film of the popular comedy franchise is tentatively set to have its special “Fan’s Screening” on Saturday, July 20, while its general release is tentatively set for Wednesday, July 24.
Full details regarding the screening, including the tickets and screening location, may be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the scheduled release dates.
A mysterious boy named Luca shows up as a transfer student in Nobita’s class. Nobita and Luca go to the Rabbit Kingdom that they built on the far side of the moon using one of Doraemon’s secret gadgets. There, they meet kids with the mysterious power called ‘espal.’ (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration is the 39th animated theatrical film adaptation of the popular Doraemon comedy franchise, started as a long-running manga series created by Fujiko Fujio, which is the pen name of the mangaka pair Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko.
The anime film was released in Japanese cinemas last March 1, which is also the last Doraemon film released in the Heisei era, just two months before the imperial transition.
Shinnosuke Yakuwa, who worked on several Doraemon anime adaptation, directed the franchise’s latest film, while Naoki Prize-winning author Mizuki Tsujimura, who also worked on Tsumetai Kosha no Toki wa Tomaru manga series, handled the film’s screenplay.
Japanese pop and folk singer Dai Hirai sung the film’s theme song “The Gift”.
The popular franchise’s 2005 anime cast, including Megumi Ohara (as Nobita) and Wasabi Mizuta (as Doraemon) reprised their role in their latest film, where they were joined by Junko Minagawa (“Mereoleona Vermillion”, Black Clover) as “Luca”.