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The official website for the Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen (Gintama: Benizakura Arc — A New Retelling) anime movie has begun streaming a two-minute trailer on Saturday. (In the linked page, select the "予告編" video.) Sunrise's film adaptation of Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama alternate-history gag manga will open on April 24. The website also added an introduction to Gintama and blog applets. The manga's first 31 volumes have sold 29 million copies.
The website for the Precure All Stars DX2: Kibō no Hikari— Rainbow Angel o Mamore! (Precure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope— Protect the Rainbow Angel!) magical girl anime film has posted a new 45-second teaser trailer on Saturday. The film will open in Japan on March 20. The website also offers details of the free rubber handbags and the "Crystal Miracle Light"/limited-edition promotional Data Cardass card set being offered to advance ticket buyers and the first moviegoers, respectively. The previous Precure All Stars DX film, 2009's Precure All Stars DX: Minna Tomodachi—Kiseki no Zenin Daishūgō, bridged all six Pretty Cure (Precure) television series from Toei Animation by including the casts from all six years. A new television series called Heartcatch Precure! will launch next spring.
The website for the 18th Crayon Shin-chan anime film, Crayon Shin-chan: Chō Jikū! Arashi o Yobu Ora no Hanayome, has begun streaming a 32-second teaser trailer on Saturday. For the first time in the series, the film will depict the future of the title character and his previously unseen bride, Tamiko. The film will open on April 17. The publisher Futabasha revealed plans for a manga "sequel" to the original Crayon Shin-chan four-panel comedy manga next summer, even though the creator, Yoshito Usui, passed away in September. The television anime series version will also continue.