Animation International Philippines, the licensor of Doraemon franchise, has announced details regarding the upcoming screenings of the popular franchise’s 39th anime film next month.
The company has revealed that there will be a special “Fan’s Screening” event, which will be held on Friday, July 19, with full details set to be announced next week. The advanced screening will coincide with the latest mall show featuring the popular character, starting at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
The company also confirmed Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX’s previous announcement of the film’s General Release date in the Philippines on July 24.
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”.