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Doraemon's 2020 Film Gets Shōjo Manga Adaptation by High School Artist

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Manga launches in Ciao magazine on November 30

The December issue of Shogakukan's Ciao magazine revealed on Saturday that the 2020 Doraemon film Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyōryū (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur) is inspiring a manga adaptation in the magazine.

Ran Tokiwa, who is a high school student, is drawing the manga. Genki Kawamura is scripting the manga, and Shintarō Mugiwara, the "final apprentice" of Fujiko F. Fujio, is collaborating on the manga. The manga will launch in the January 2020 issue of Ciao on November 30 with the title Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyōryū ~Futago no Kyū to Myū~ (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur ~The Twins Kyū and Myū~)

Tokiwa is currently publishing the Yoru kara Hajimaru Watashi-tachi manga in Ciao magazine.

The film also has a manga adaptation in Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine that launched in September. Shintarō Mugiwara is drawing the manga.

The film will open on March 6, 2020. The film's story begins with Nobita meeting two twin dinosaurs named Kyu and myu. Despite the film's similarity in title to Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Dinosaur, the first film in the franchise, the story is completely different.

Kazuaki Imai, an episode director on the Doraemon television anime, and the director of 2018's Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island film, is directing the 40th film. Genki Kawamura is also returning from the 2018 film to pen the new film's script.

Sources: Ciao December issue and magazine's website

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