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Toei Revives Toei Manga Matsuri Omnibus Film Series After 29 Years

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New film opening in April to feature Butt Detective, Bakutsuri Bar Hunter, Uchi no 3 Shimai

Toei revealed on Saturday that it is reviving its Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus film series after 29 years. The new omnibus film will open on April 26, 2019.

Toei screened the Toei Manga Matsuri film series from 1969 through 1990 during long break periods such as the summer or winter break to advertise its properties for children. The films did not only feature anime, but also live-action properties and other genres. The omnibus films have screened anime shorts such as Mazinger Z Vs. Devilman, as well as shorts for Dr. Slump, Kinnikuman, and Captain Tsubasa. The film series has also screened Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia, the first Dragon Ball film (Dragon Ball Movie 1: Curse of the Blood Rubies), and even screened Disney films such as 101 Dalmatians and Snow White.

The anime that will be showcased during the April 2019 screening will be Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective), Bakutsuri Bar Hunter, Uchi no 3 Shimai, and the cardboard-animated series Recyclezu (pictured below).

The television anime adaptation of Troll's Oshiri Tantei (Butt Detective) children's books is getting a regular program on NHK Educational TV that premiered on Saturday. The first three-episode series of the television anime premiered on NHK E Tele from May 3-5, and a new series of seven episodes premiered on July 14.

The Bakutsuri Bar Hunter anime premiered in Japan on October 2, and a manga launched in Monthly Coro Coro Comics in April.

The television anime based on manga artist Pretz Matsumoto's Uchi no 3 Shimai blog premiered in April 2008 and aired through December 2010.

Sources: Toei, Comic Natalie, Anime! Anime! (高橋克則)

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