DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S TREASURE ISLAND Info and High-Res Images from Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: doraeiga.com/2018 (Japan)
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Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from their upcoming release, DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S TREASURE ISLAND (映画ドラえもん のび太の宝島, Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Takarajima), opening in Japan on March 3, 2018.
Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island, NOBITA’S TREASURE ISLAND is the 38th entry in the film series based on the manga created by Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko). The movies have become increasingly popular with families and anime fans, with last year’s DORAEMON THE MOVIE 2017: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI (映画ドラえもん のび太の南極カチコチ大冒険, Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibooken) earning a series high at the Japanese box office.
Kazuaki Imai, a director on the DORAEMON television series, makes his feature film directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Genki Kawamura, the producer behind hit films including THE BOY AND THE BEAST (バケモノの子, Bakemono no Ko, 2015) and YOUR NAME (君の名は。, Kimi no Na wa., 2016). Kawamura is also a novelist whose 2012 book If Cats Disappeared From the World (世界から猫が消えたなら, Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara) was adapted as a live-action film released by Toho in 2016.
A sparkling expanse of ocean. Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Jaian and Suneo depart on an adventure to find the so-called Treasure Island…
Nobita declares to Jaian that he will find the legendary Treasure Island by using Doraemon’s secret tool, the “Treasure Hunt Map”. Surprisingly, the map points to a new island that suddenly appeared in the Pacific Ocean.
As Doraemon, Nobita, and their friends head for Treasure Island they are suddenly attacked by pirates! They escape the villains after a furious battle, but Shizuka is kidnapped by the pirates. Next, Nobita and company meet Flock, a young boy, and Quiz, a robot parrot, who have been floating at sea. Flock knew an important secret about Treasure Island, discovered while fleeing from the pirate ship.
Can Nobita safely rescue Shizuka? And what is the hidden truth buried on Treasure Island? Doraemon and Nobita’s friendship will be the key!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, March 3, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Doraemon: Wasabi Mizuta
Nobita Nobi: Megumi Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto: Yumi Kakazu
Gian (Takeshi Goda): Subaru Kimura
Suneo Honekawa: Tomokazu Seki
Tamako Nobi: Kotono Mitsuishi
Mini-Dora: Tomato Akai
Quiz: Aoi Yuki
Flock: Daiki Yamashita
Sarah: Fumiko Orikasa
Vivi: Saori Hayami
Gaga: Ryuzaburou Ootomo
Silver: Yo Oizumi
Original Concept: Fujiko · F · Fujio
Director: Kazuaki Imai
Screenplay: Genki Kawamura
Character Design: Yoshimichi Kameda
Music: Takayuki Hattori
Theme Song: Gen Hoshino
Production: “Doraemon” Production Committee (Fujiko Pro, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shin-Ei, ADK, ShoPro)
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation
© Fujiko Pro ・ Shogakukan ・ TV Asahi ・ Shin-Ei · ADK 2018
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.