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Stand By Me Doraemon 3D CG Film's Full Trailer Posted

posted on by Egan Loo
Film recreating famous chapters from robot cat's manga opens on August 8

The Cinema Today website began streaming the full trailer for Stand By Me Doraemon, the first 3D CG film starring the anime robot cat Doraemon, on Friday. The trailer features the theme song by Motohiro Hata and notes that the film will recreate famous chapters in the manga, including "Mirai no Kuni kara Harubaruto" (All the Way from a Future Land), "Sayonara, Doraemon" (Farewell, Doraemon), and "Nobita no Kekkon Zenya" (The Night Before Nobita's Wedding).

The trailer begin by posing the question, "Is Doraemon ending this summer?" Doraemon tells his owner Nobita, “I can't stay here anymore.” The trailer proclaims that the film is for “everyone who has experienced childhood.” The film will recreate Doraemon's first meeting with Nobita, a possible final parting, and Nobita's wedding with Shizuka.

The manga creator duo Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko) created Doraemon in 1969. In the story, the robotic cat was sent by a boy in the future to the present day to help the boy's hapless grandfather, Nobita. Doraemon, Nobita, and other children deal with everyday childhood issues, solve (and cause) problems with the gadgets in Doraemon's fourth-dimensional pocket, and embark on escapades through time and space.

49-year-old Takashi Yamazaki (Returner, Always: Sunset on Third Street, Ballad, Space Battleship Yamato) and 48-year-old Ryûichi Yagi (Pénélope tête en l'air line director, Moyashimon 3D CG director) are helming this 36th Doraemon film after collaborating on Japan's first feature-length 3D CG anime film, Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki. Yamazaki also wrote the screenplay.

The film will open in Japanese theaters on August 8.

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