‘Crayon Shin-Chan’ Series To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With A New Film

By R. A. Jayme - 14 Nov '16 08:28AM

The widely popular "Crayon Shin-chan" series' will be celebrating its 25th anniversary through a new "Crayon Shin-chan" film that is set for a nationwide release on April 15, 2017.

"Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Shurai!! Uchujin Shiriri" (Crayon Shin-chan the movie: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri) will be the latest installment in the film adaptation series, which started in 1993. the movies boast emotional stories told on a grand scale as it departures from the more slapstick-oriented TV series, as reported by Asahi.

The last installment of the franchise is called "Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Bakusui! Yumemi World Dai Totsugeki" where Shin-chan was trapped in a nightmare dimension. It premiered last April where its opening week earned a total of US $3.67 million in Japan alone.

The film will be written and directed by Masakazu Hashimoto, who previously helmed some "Crayon Shin-chan" films. His last project was 2015's "Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!" Hashimoto has also proved his worth on TV, directing anime series such as "Haruchika--Haruta & Chika" and "Tari Tari."

Details of the latest film have yet to be revealed, with a visual showing the mischievous kindergarten urchin on a flying saucer being the only clue so far. The film's subtitle also indicates that Shin-chan will likely face off against an invader from outer space or make friends with one.

A teaser trailer has been released for the movie and it starts by looking back on the previous movies of Crayon Shin-chan up to its upcoming movie where fans get a sneak peek on the alien and its "Star Wars" inspired sword, according to Anime News Network.

"Crayon Shin-chan" started as a manga series by Yoshito Usui where the story revolves around the life of a 5-year-old boy named Shin-chan and his naughty adventures. He is joined by his family including his parents, a little sister and his dog. In 1992, an anime adaptation has aired on TV Asahi and continues to air as of today.

According to Cinema Today, the anime series is such a big hit that it was dubbed to different languages including English, German, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Hebrew, Indonesian, Vietnamese and many more. Shin-chan's adventures have taken place in feudal-era Japan, Mexico, and even a dream world.

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