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36th Doraemon Film's Full Trailer Previews Masayoshi Yamazaki Song, Time Travel Story

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Ryoko Shiraishi, Houchu Ohtsuka guest star in remake of 1989 film

The trailer for the 36th Doraemon film, 36th Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016 (Eiga Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō), debuted on Friday. The trailer previews the theme song "Sora e" (To the Skies) by singer-songwriter Masayoshi Yamazaki:

In addition, Animate reported that Ryoko Shiraishi and Houchu Ohtsuka will guest star in the film. Shiraishi will play Kukuru, a boy Nobita meets in ancient times, and Ohtsuka will play Gigazonbi, an immortal spirit king that controls storms.

The film will open in theaters across Japan on March 5.

The film is a remake of the Doraemon: Nobita no Nihon Tanjō (Doraemon: Nobita at the Birth of Japan) film, which originally opened in Japan in March 1989. Tsutomu Shibayama (chief director of the 1979 Doraemon television anime series and many of the films) directed the film. In the film's story, Nobita comes up with the idea of running away from home because he is always being scolded at home and at school. Additionally, Gian, Shizuka, and Suneo all have their own reasons for running away from home. Together with Doraemon, they all travel through time to the Japan of 70,000 years ago.

The original film boasts the largest theatergoing audience in the Doraemon film franchise, with 4.2 million tickets sold.

Shinnosuke Yakuwa (Doraemon Shin Nobita no Daimakyo ~Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai~ director, assistant director for 2005 Doraemon television anime series) will direct and write the script for the remake film.

The previous film in the franchise, Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes, opened on March 7. The first 3DCG film in the franchise, Stand By Me Doraemon, opened in Japan in August 2014 before opening in 21 other countries and territories.

Yamazaki made his major debut in 1995 with the single "Tsukiakari ni Terasarete." His song "One More Chance, One More Time" appeared in Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second film.

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