1st 3D Doraemon Anime Short to Premiere in Shanghai
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The first 3D movie footage of the robot cat character Doraemon will premiere at the CoFesta in Shanghai event next month. Hiroshi Fujimoto's creation has been popular in China thanks to the long-running anime series based on his manga. The Doraemon footage is part of the event's "Cute 3D Showcase," which will highlight examples of similar efforts from various Japanese studios. According to the Oricon life website, the Doraemon footage will be less than a minute long and dubbed in Chinese.
The Shanghai event will also exhibit the Lucky Star portable shrine from Washinomiya Shrine (the real-life locale featured in the Lucky Star anime), an AniSon Night (with theme song performers Ichiro Mizuki, Yoko Ishida, JAM Project, and Chihiro Yonekura), and fashion and dance shows.
CoFesta in Shanghai is the latest international spinoff of the Japan International Contest Festival, an annual series of events to promote Japanese arts and entertainment. The event will run from June 12 to June 23 as part of the larger Expo 2010 Shanghai China exposition. There has already been a CoFesta in Brazil event in March.