DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S CHRONICLE OF THE MOON EXPLORATION Info and High-Res Images from Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: doraeiga.com/2019 (Japan)
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Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, DDORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S CHRONICLE OF THE MOON EXPLORATION (映画ドラえもん のび太の月面探査記, Eiga Doraemon Nobita no Getsumen Tansa-ki). The 39th movie in the franchise opened in Japan on March 1, 2019 and topped the domestic box office in its first two weeks of release.
The success of NOBITA’S CHRONICLE OF THE MOON EXPLORATION continues a trend for the series. The popularity of the Doaemon films have exploded in recent years with DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA AND THE BIRTH OF JAPAN 2016 (映画ドラえもん 新・のび太の日本誕生, Eiga Doraemon Shin • Nobita no Nihon Tanjo), 2017’s DORAEMON THE MOVIE: 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 Daibōken) and last year’s 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) each gaining in ticket sales and revenue. The ever-increasing popularity of the series has made Doraemon the Number 1 family movie for the spring break season.
DORAEMON THE MOVIE: NOBITA’S CHRONICLE OF THE MOON EXPLORATION is directed by Shinnosuke Yakuwa, returning to the helm for the first time since NOBITA AND THE BIRTH OF JAPAN 2016. The screenplay was written by Natsuki Prize winning novelist Mizuki Tsujimura. The guest voice cast includes Alice Hirose (THE SEA OF SEIRO: DETECTIVE MITARAI’S CASEBOOK, ACID BLACK CHERRY: L, SHINJUKU SWAN, HYOUKA: FORBIDDEN SECRETS), Soichi Nakaoka (HELLO DETECTIVE HEDGEHOG, THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL) of the comedy team Lotti, Shigeo Takahashi (DORAEMON THE MOVIE: GREAT ADVENTURE IN THE ANTARCTIC KACHI KOCHI) from the comedy duo Savanna, Yusuke Yanagi (UNFORGIVEN, GASSOH, GINTAMA, GINTAMA 2: RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN) and Kotaro Yoshida (THE NEXT GENERATION PATLABOR -TOKYO WAR-, THE LIES SHE LOVED, LOVE X DOC, OVER DRIVE). Th e film’s the theme song is performed by the up-and-coming artist, Dai Hirai.
The big news is a white shadow on the far side of the moon, photographed by a lunar probe. Nobita insists that it is the legendary “rabbit of the moon!”, but everyone laughs at him. Doraemon uses his secret tool, the History Explorers Club Badge, and he and Nobita discover there is, indeed, a Rabbit Kingdom on the moon.
Shortly thereafter, a mysterious boy named Luca transfers to Nobita’s school. Nobita and Luca go to the Rabbit Kingdom where they meet kids with a mysterious power called ‘espal’…
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, March 1, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Run Time: 111 Minutes
Doraemon: Wasabi Mizuta
Nobita Nobi: Megumi Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto: Yumi Kakazu
Gian (Takeshi Goda): Subaru Kimura
Suneo Honekawa: Tomokazu Seki
Luca: Junko Minagawa
Luna: Alice Hirose
Cancer: Soichi Nakaoka
Crab: Shigeo Takahashi
Goddard: Yuya Yagira
Diabolo: Kotaro Yoshida
Original Concept: Fujiko · F · Fujio
Director: Shinnosuke Yakuwa
Screenplay: Mizuki Tsujimura
Music: Takayuki Hattori
Theme Song: “THE GIFT” by Dai Hirai
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 2019
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.