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The details for this year's Anpanman film, titled Soreike! Anpanman: Tobase! Kibō no Handkerchief (Go! Anpanman: Fly! The Handkerchief of Hope), have been revealed. The 25th film in the Anpanman franchise will open on July 6. The film's theme will be "hope" and will continue the theme of cheering up those affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster. Last year's film, Soreike! Anpanman Yomigaere Bananajima (Go! Anpanman: Revive Banana Island), focused on the theme of "revival."
The film will screen simultaneously with the "Minna de Teasobi: Anpanman to Itazura Obake" (Playtime for Everyone: Anpanman and the Mischievous Ghost) short.
New Anpanman films have been opening each summer since 1989. Each film usually features a guest star voice actor or voice actress. Details on who the guest star will be for the 25th film will be announced at a later date.