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Doraemon 2023 Film Reveals Guest Cast Members Ryōta Yamasato, Miki Fujimoto

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Comedian, actress/performer to have guest roles in 42nd Doraemon film

The official website for Eiga Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia (Doraemon the Movie 2023: Nobita's Sky Utopia in English), the 42nd film in the Doraemon franchise, announced two guest cast members on Friday.

The guest cast includes:

The Nankai Candies duo's comedian Ryōta Yamasato as a futuristic department store's delivery man

Actress and performer Miki Fujimoto as a teacher at a Paradapian school

The film will open in Japan on March 3.

The film will be set in a perfect, utopian world in the sky, where everyone lives happily. Adventurers have equated the land with other mythical cities, such as Atlantis or Ryūgū-jō. Doraemon and Nobita set out on an adventure to find the utopia with the help of a gadget that is brand-new for the film, the time zeppelin equipped with a time warp function.

The movie's new cast and characters include:

  • Ren Nagase as Sonya, the "perfect cat robot"

  • Marina Inoue as Marimba, an adventurer who seeks out the secret of the utopian Paradipia

  • Inori Minase as Hanna, a student who attends a Paradapian school and ends up becoming a guide to Nobita and the others

Takumi Dōyama (Genbanojō, Doraemon episodes) is directing the film. Ryota Kosawa (Always: Sunset on Third Street, Great Pretender) is penning the script — his first for a Doraemon film. The television anime's current cast members are reprising their roles for the film. Ren Nagase of the idol group King & Prince will make his voice acting debut as the "perfect cat robot" Sonya in the film.

Girl group NiziU will perform the theme song "Paradise."

Doraemon: Nobita's Little "Star Wars" 2021, the franchise's 41st anime film, opened in Japan in March 2022 after a yearlong delay due to COVID-19. It ranked at #1 in its opening weekend, and sold 350,000 tickets for 440 million yen (about US$3.81 million) in its first three days. The film is a remake of the 1985 Doraemon film of the same title.

Sources: Eiga Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia film's website, Comic Natalie

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