CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: CRASH! RAKUGA KINGDOM AND ALMOST FOUR HEROES Press Notes and High-Res Images From Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: shinchan-movie.com (Japan)
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Toho has provided information and high-res images from their new anime film, CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: CRASH! RAKUGA KINGDOM AND ALMOST FOUR HEROES (映画クレヨンしんちゃん 激突！ラクガキングダムとほぼ四人の勇者, Eiga Kureyon Shin-chan Gekitotsu Rakugakingudamu to Hobo Shi-ri no Yūsha). The movie was directed by Takahiko Kyogoku (LOVE LIVE! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE).
CRAYON SHIN-CHAN THE MOVIE: CRASH! RAKUGA KINGDOM AND ALMOST FOUR HEROES is the 28th feature film for the popular TV anime and manga series created by Yoshito Usui, and follows the comedic misadventures of Shinnosuke “Shin-chan” Nohara, a mischievous five-year-old who often says inappropriate things and cannot resist pretty ladies, regardless of their age. Shin-chan’s family includes his baby sister Himawari, their mother Misae who gets hysterical whenever her two kids are misbehaving in public, dad Hiroshi, an average office worker who has smelly feet, and their pet dog Shiro.
The movie was originally scheduled to open in Japan on April 24 but was delayed due to the pandemic. It was instead released on September 11 and is now being offered for international distribution by Shin-Ei Animation.
High in the sky is the Rakuga Kingdom, a floating city where all the energy comes from drawing doodles. One day, the Rakuga Kingdom loses power and begins falling to the earth. It attacks Kasukabe to secure an energy source by forcing children to doodle.
But the Princess of Rakuga Kingdom (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) disagrees with the aggression and entrusts the kingdom’s treasure — a “Miracle Crayon” that can create drawings that come to life — to the 5-year-old child, Shinnosuke Nohara (Yumiko Kobayashi)! To save his lovely hometown, Shinnosuke takes up the Miracle Crayon and creates the “Almost Four Heroes” to help him stop the Rakuga Kingdom.
Save the world, “Crayon Hero” Shinnosuke!!!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, September 11, 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 104 Minutes
Shinnosuke Nohara: Yumiko Kobayashi
Misae Nohara: Miki Narahashi
Hiroshi Nohara: Tomoyuki Morikawa
Himawari Nohara: Satomi Korogi
Brave Pig: Hiroshi Kamiya
Rakuga Kingdom Minister of Defense: Yuki Yamada (Special Appearance)
Apple, Strawberry and Melon: Ringo-chan (Special Appearance)
Princess of Rakuga Kingdom: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Director: Takahiko Kyogoku
Screenplay: Ryo Takada, Takahiko Kyogoku
Original Story: Crayon Shin-Chan by Yoshito Usui, Serialized in Monthly Manga Town (Futabasha)/ Anime Airing on TV Asahi
Theme Song: “Giga Aishiteru” by Rekishi (Victor Entertainment)
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation
Production: Shin-Ei Animation, TV Asahi, ADK, Futabasha
International Sales: Shin-Ei Animation
© Yoshito Usui/Futabasha・Shin-Ei Animation・TV Asahi・ADK 2020
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-eight Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for over ten consecutive years since 2003.