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37th Doraemon Film's Title, Details Revealed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi opens in spring 2017

This year's August issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed next year's Doraemon film on Friday. The new film is titled Doraemon the Movie 2017: Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi (Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken), and it will open in spring 2017. The official website for the film has revealaed that the first trailer will go live online on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Japan (6:30 a.m. EDT). The website also features a computer wallpaper for fans to download.

The tagline on the image reads: "A magnificent adventure started from a small chance." The film will have an original story. While Nobita and his friends are in Antarctica, they stumble upon some ancient ruins, and discover a big secret. The film will feature two new characters: Paopao, a mysterious creature that looks just like a creature that appeared in the 2009 film Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi; and Kaara, a mysterious girl whose clothes make her look like she's not a normal person.

Atsushi Takahashi (Blue Exorcist film, Rideback director) is directing and scripting the film, and TOHO is distributing.

Eiga Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016), the 36th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, opened in Japan on March 5. The film set a new franchise record, earning more than 4 billion yen (about US$37.7 million) as of May 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.

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