2020 Crayon Shin-chan Film Opens in Singapore in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Muse Asia announced on Tuesday that Odex's screening of the Eiga Crayon Shin-chan Gekitotsu! Rakuga Kingdom to Hobo Yonin no Yūsha (Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Roughly Four Heroes) film will open with a fan screening in Singapore on October 10 at GV Plaza, with general screenings beginning on October 15.
The film opened on September 11 after it was delayed from its April 24 opening due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It ranked at #1 and sold 212,000 tickets and earned 262 million yen (about US$2.47 million) in its opening weekend.
The film's story features a "magical crayon," and centers around a floating kingdom called Rakuga Kingdom (the name is a pun on the word "rakugaki" meaning "scribbling"). The kingdom gets its energy from scribbles, but lately the scribbles are decreasing and the kingdom is in danger of collapsing. To save the country, the military start forcing humans to scribble.
Television talent Ringo-chanl voiced three characters named Ringo, Ichigo, and Melon, who together implement the Rakuga Kingdom's plan to force humans to scribble. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu voiced the princess of Rakuga Kingdom.
Takahiko Kyōgoku (Land of the Lustrous, Love Live! School idol project, GATE) is directing the film, and Ryō Takada (Meow Meow Japanese History) is writing the script. Shinei Animation, TV Asahi, ADK, and Futabasha are credited for production. musician Takafumi Ikeda's "solo unit" Rekishi performed the film's theme song "Giga Aishiteru."