Daisuke Namikawa Writes, Helms Crayon Shin-chan Promo Short

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Namikawa also directed, wrote 3 15-second commercials debuting Wednesday to Friday

Bandai Visual's V-Storage Online website began streaming a live-action promotional video for the the Japanese home video release of the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki anime film on Tuesday. Voice actor Daisuke Namikawa wrote and directed the promotional video, and it stars child actor Kenshirō Katō.

In addition, the same cast in the promotional video will also star in three 15-second commercials promoting the anime, also directed by Namikawa. The V-Storage Online website will stream a new commercial each day starting on Wednesday. The commercials will also appear during the airing of the Crayon Shin-chan anime on Friday.

This is the first time that Namikawa has directed a promotional video and commercials. He has previously directed the live-action Beautiful World 2010 film. Namikawa also stars in the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki as Mariachi.

The anime film is slated for release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan on November 6. It opened in Japanese theaters on April 18. In the 23rd film in the Crayon Shin-chan anime film series, Shin-chan and his family say their goodbyes to Kasukabe City and move to Mexico.

Maaya Sakamoto (Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) and Daisuke Namikawa (Kimi ni Todoke, Hetalia) guest starred in the film as elementary school teacher Carolina and a mariachi, respectively. Former AKB48 idol group member Rino Sashihara played Sumaho-chan, a character who is named that by Shin-chan due to her habit of always using her smartphone ('sumaho' is Japanese slang for smartphone). Hiroaki Hirata played the town mayor and Kenyuu Horiuchi played Nene Rodriguez, also known as Rainbow Mask. Female comedian duo Nippon Elekitel Rengō members Akemi-chan (real name Koyuki Hashimoto) and Hosogai-san (Sōko Nakano) also guest-starred as themselves.

Director Masakazu Hashimoto and writer Kimiko Ueno, who both worked on Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Bakauma—! B-Kyū Gourmet Survival!!, returned to helm the newest film.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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