Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Friday that they plan to release the 28th animated film of the Crayon Shin-chan comedy franchise in 2020.
The company has not revealed the countries they plan to release Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes, but it is expected to be released in Southeast Asian countries within next year.
Full details regarding the film’s upcoming release in local cinemas may be announced in the coming weeks or months.
Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is the 28th animated feature film based on the popular Crayon Shin-chan comedy franchise.
Takahiko Kyogoku, who worked on Love Live! School idol project anime series, will direct the upcoming film, while Meow Meow Japanese History scriptwriter Ryo Takada will handle the screenplay, which will be produced by Shinei Animation, TV Asahi, ADK, and Futabasha.
The anime film is scheduled to be released in Japanese cinemas on Friday, April 24, 2020.
The film’s story, as described by Anime News Network, centered around a floating kingdom called “Rakuga Kingdom”, which is a pun to the word “rakugaki” (落書き) meaning “scribble” in English, and features a magical crayon.
The kingdom gets its energy through scribbles, but the number of scribbles has decreased and the kingdom is in danger of collapse.
The popular franchise’s previous film, Crayon Shin-chan: Dangerous Honeymoon – The Lost Daddy, was released in Japanese cinemas last April and ranked #3 in the Japanese box office during its opening weekend.
The film was released in select cinemas in the Philippines last August, which was also distributed by ODEX.