Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’
Japanese folk rock duo Yuzu held that 2018 arena tour entitled “BIG YELL II ~Great Voyage” at Yokohama Arena on August 4, 5 and 7. They performed their new song Muscat―which was released on August 1―for the very first time in front of fans at the shows.
Mustcat is an upbeat song that serves as the new theme song for the popular ongoing anime series Crayon Shin-chan. In the anime’s opening video, a mascot character called Yuzu Man, created by Yuzu’s own Yujin Kitagawa, makes an appearance.
Yuzu Man and Shin-chan both appearaced as special guests at the band’s Yokohama Arena performance which the crowd reacted excitedly to. Together with the Yuzu members, the mascots performed their iconic dance created by popular Japanese choreographer Lucky Ikeda. The anime also appeared on the stage screens and the crowd joined in with the dance.
This tour began in April with the Yokohama Arena shows being additional dates. 12,000 fans attended each show which saw changes made from the main tour. Further additional dates have also been announced: they will play at Marine Messe Fukuoka on August 14 and 15 before heading to Osaka-jo Hall on October 21 and 22. They will perform to an estimated 35,000 people.
Fans are looking forward to seeing what kind of performances they have in store for the next set of dates.
Crayon Shin-chan and Adorable Bunny Rabbits Available from Ikumimama Animal Donuts
Ikumimama Animal Donuts has been a popular topic on social media for it’s cute creations, many based on popular characters. Now, customers located in Japan can purchase the new Crayon Shin-chan and Otsukimi Usa-chan Donut Sets online!
Otsukimi Usa-chan Set
Otsukimi Usa-chan (White)
Otsukimi Usa-chan (Pink)
Otsukimi Dango Donuts
Crayon Shin-chan Donut Set
Otsukimi means ‘moon-viewing’ in Japanese. On the 15th day of the eighth month of the traditional Japanese calendar, it’s tradition to hold a celebration to view the harvest moon. The Otsukimi Usa-chan set is perfect to serve during a get-together as you watch the starlit sky with friends. This year, September 21 is the lucky day! Dango, or dumplings, are popular snacks to enjoy during this event, and these coconut-filled Dango Donuts are a fun twist on a traditional treat.
Shinnosuke, Shiro, Buriburizaemon, and Himawari all make an appearance in the new Crayon Shin-chan collaboration.
Which of these sugary sweets looks the most scrumptious?
YUZU, 24 Artists to Participate in Japanese Pixel Art Exhibition
Produced by art project production group WATOWA GALLERY, the YUZU x Shibuya Pixel Art YUZUTOWN Special Exhibition will be open at elephant STUDIO in Shibuya starting September 15! The theme of this year’s event is ‘bringing courage to Shibuya during the Coronavirus pandemic.’
SHIBUYA PIXEL ART, one of the world’s biggest pixel art contests and festivals, has been held in Shibuya each year since 2017. The area was called ‘Bit Valley’ in the late 1990s.
The YUZUTOWN Special Exhibition will commemorate the release of popular J-pop duo YUZU’s 15th album, YUZUTOWN. A total of 24 artists will be exhibiting and selling their pixel art creations, including Kazuko Shibuya, who has provided works for some of Japan’s most famous fantasy RPGs such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. Shigetaka Kurita, immortalized in the MoMA as the creator of ‘emoji,’, and eBoy, who provided the album cover for YUZUTOWN, will also be in attendance.
YUZU × Shibuya Pixel Art “YUZUTOWN Special Exhibition”
Running: September 15 – September 30, 2021
Location: elephant STUDIO (1&2F, 2-7-4 Shibuya, Tokyo)
Admission: ¥1,650 (Tax Included) *Reservations required.
Buy Tickets: https://artsticker.app/events/765 *Reservations now open.
Official Site: https://pixel-art.jp/reboot
Pink Crocodile Waniyama-san from Crayon Shin-chan Gets His Own Holiday
If you watch Crayon Shin-chan, you’re probably familiar with the pink crocodile on Shin-chan’s favorite snack, Chocobi. On August 2, 2021, a special ceremony was held at the Chocobi Store in SHIBUYA109 to commemorate the establishment of ‘Waniyama-san Day!’
Chocobi Chocolate Flavor
Chocobi Strawberry Flavor
Campaign Prize: Rubber Mascot
The lively ceremony was held before the Pop-Up Store’s opening to a very excited crowd, and was attended by the larger-than-life mascots of Shin-chan and Waniyama-san. These six limited-edition shops, opening all over Japan, commemorate the 15th anniversary of Chocobi’s release. Yummy snacks aren’t the only things you can grab at these colorful stores: plenty of original goods featuring Waniyama-san and Shin-chan are available!
Beginning on September 1, 2021, a special campaign will begin, offering shoppers the chance to win an original (and very adorable) rubber mascot! For those who win the jackpot, you’ll have the chance to get one of three unique designs. These were created for the 15-year event and can only be obtained through this campaign, so don’t miss it!
Shin-chan and Mr. Waniyama, the pink crocodile featured on the titular character’s favorite snack, attended the ceremony. The two received special certificates marking the occasion, and were happy to pose for the camera.
After the ceremony concluded, the two immediately went shopping for goods in the store. They had a great time picking out some original merch, decorated with their own unique decorations.
As soon as the store opened, people flooded in! Everyone’s eyes were glittering as they took in the sight of these new items, and everyone seemed to be having an incredible time. The colorful storefront also attracted plenty of attention, with countless people snapping commemorative photos.
©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha/Shinei/TV Asahi/ADK 2021
©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha/Shinei/TV Asahi/ADK
Pop Up Store Details:
Chocobi Store in SHIBUYA109
Event Period: August 2, 2021-August 11, 2021
Location: B1F Shibuya109 (2-29-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)
Chocobi Store in Abeno Q’s Mall
Event Period: August 16, 2021-August 31, 2021
Location: 1F Event Space at Abeno Q’s Mall (1-6-1 Abeno-suji, Abeno Ward, Osaka)
Chocobi Store in LOFT Nagoya
Event Period: August 2, 2021-August 16, 2021
Location: 5F LOFT Nagoya (3-18-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya)
Chocobi Store in LOFT Shibuya
Event Period: August 2, 2021-August 19, 2021
Location: 6F LOFT Shibuya (21-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)
Chocobi Store in LOFT Sapporo
Event Period: August 16, 2021-August 31, 2021
Location: Esta 6F, LOFT Sapporo (North 5 Nishi 2-chome, Chuo Ward, Sapporo)
Chocobi Store in LOFT Kobe
Event Period: August 25, 2021-September 15, 2021
Location: 3F Kobe Hankyu Building (8-1-8 Onogara-dori, Chuo Ward, Kobe)
Campaign Details: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/chocobi/
Open Period: September 1, 2021 (Ends when all applicable products are gone.)
Official Site: https://www.shinchan-app.jp/chocobi202107/
The Crayon-Shin Chan Nohara Family Get Appointed as Official Restoration Supporters of Kumamoto
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In an effort to help support of the restoration efforts in Kumamoto after the 2016 earthquake devastated the prefecture, the Nohara family from the popular manga and anime series Crayon Shin-chan have been appointed official Kumamoto Restoration Supporters. This begins with a PR campaign to help promote tourism in Kumamoto’s city of Aso. To celebrate, Shin-chan himself visited the Kumamoto Prefectural Government on July 15.
Shin-chan’s mother, Misae, was born and raised in Aso, Kumamoto, while himself and his father Hiroshi were both born in Akira Prefecture. Shin-chan considers Aso his second home, and all of this the reason behind the family’s appointment as supporters. The manga series has raised money for Kumamoto numerous times in the past, including for the Crayon Shin-chan 25th Anniversary Exhibition which saw money raised for charity products donated towards relief efforts of the earthquake disaster. This year, the series joins hands with the prefecture once more.
The 2021 summer campaign is being carried with the slogan “I’m fine! ASO.” The Nohara family will serve as PR characters to spread the word about Aso. This will include a digital stamp rally that will have people travelling around the prefecture on their smartphones. The app will be released in August, followed by campaign posters, pamphlets, and other promotional material rolling out.
When Shin-chan visited the local government office for his appointment as a supporter, he played the Nintendo Switch game Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi – Owaranai Nanokakan no Tabi with officials, which also released on the same day. In the game you can visit lots of spots around Kumamoto such as Kumamoto Station, Kusasenri Observatory, Tsujun Bridge, Aso Station, and more.
Nintendo Switchのロゴ・Nintendo Switchは任天堂の商標です。
I’m fine! ASO Campaign
Official Website: https://kumamoto.guide/aso2020/
Crayon Shin-Chan Teaches Bicycle Safety in Animated Video
Japanese bicycle shop Asahi has teamed up with the anime series Crayon Shin-chan as part of its spring promotion campaign to spread awareness of the importance of riding your bike safely. Check out the collaborative video below.
The video was released to highlight the rules and manners of bike riding as with the sunny spring season comes more riders. It stars Shin-chan and his parents and is sure to have fans of Yoshito Usui’s series reminiscing on the manga and anime while taking into account the importance of protecting yourself and those around you. Playing in the background of the video is Hashirigaki by Japanese rock band Macaroni Enpitsu. The song, which sings of youthful days, was used as the main theme for the new anime film Crayon Shin-chan: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy.
As part of Asahi’s spring campaign, their official website also has information on things to consider when choosing a bike, how to praticing riding with training wheels, and more, all presented by the Kasukabe Defence Force from Crayon Shin-chan. The website is also giving 10 lucky people a chance to win a Nintendo Switch Lite by completing and posting the colouring-in sheet you get when buying a children’s bike on their website to Instagram.
Crayon Shin-chan x Asahi
Campaign Period: April 19, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Crayon Shin-Chan Collaborates With Pop-Rock Band Macaroni Enpitsu
Crayon Shin-Chan is collaborating with the Japanese pop-rock band Macaroni Enpitsu who are appearing in both the manga and anime adaptations.
It was recently announced that Macaroni Enpitsu is performing the main theme for the anime film Crayon Shin-chan: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy which will be released on April 23, 2021. The band are now set appear in the Crayon Shin-Chan manga in the May issue of Manga Town. The magazine will be released in Japan on April 5.
Macaroni Enpitus will also feature in the anime adaptation of Crayon Shin-Chan on April 24, with all members lending their real voices to their respective characters.
Macaroni Enpitsu | Comment
“Can we really be trusted with such a series as this!? This might be the happiest we’ve ever been. Enpitsu really are collaborating with Shin-chan, right!? It made us thankful for being Macaroni Enpitsu! This collaboration happened because of the band name, right!? <laughs> Thank you so much! We’ve yet to get to recording our parts, but we heard we’re all getting our own scripts, so we bought a humidifier! <laughs> We researched today’s Shin-chan anime series and looked up what kind of characters are appearing. We’re fired up.”
*Comment translated from Japanese by MMN. Translator’s Note: Enpitsu is Japanese for ‘pencil.’
Official Website: http://macaroniempitsu.com/
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Graffiti Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes DVD & Blu-ray Releases in Japan
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes was released on September 11, 2020 as the 28th animated feature film in the Crayon Shin-chan anime series. This week, Bandai Namco Arts released the movie on DVD and Blu-ray on February 10, 2021.
Blu-ray: ¥5,280 / DVD: ¥4,180 (Tax Included)
© Yoshito Usui/Futabasha・Shin-Ei Animation・TV Asahi・ADK 2020
The film takes place in Rakugaki Kingdom where Shin-chan uses the Miracle Crayon to draw doodles that come to life. The film stars various guests in the voice cast including Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Both the DVD and Blu-ray also include various bonus features like TV promos and video extras.
Select stores in Japan are also coupling the DVD and Blu-ray release with an exclusive limited-edition pen. These are available while supplies last.
DVD & Bluray – Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release: February 10, 2021
Special Site: https://v-storage.bnarts.jp/sp-site/crayon-shinchan/
Anime Film Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes Promoted With Themed Cafe in Saitama
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes was released on September 11, 2020 as the 28th animated feature film in the Crayon Shin-chan series. To promote the film, a themed cafe is set to open at BOX cafe&space in the city of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture from October 1 to November 1.
The cafe originally opened at TOKYO PARADE inside Shibuya PARCO back in March for a limited time, and now it’s headed north of Tokyo to Saitama.
Shin-chan fans can look forward to a menu lineup of dishes, drinks, and desserts inspired by the film’s theme of “drawing.”
Rakuga Kingdom Cafe Crayon Shin-chan Curry | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
The Shin-chan curry is a spicy yellow curry combined with coconut milk. The white sauce is inspired by the light blue colour of the smocks worn at Futaba Kindergarten in the series.
Rakuga Kingdom Cafe Buriburizaemon Curry | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
This one’s a spicy black masala curry centred on Buriburizaemon.
Uki Uki Da Zo Crayon Shin-chan Pancakes | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
Pancakes toped with cream and a cute Shin-chab illustration. It’s served with a wafer featuring pictures of other characters from the film.
Minna Suki ni Kakeba? Rakugaki Pudding Plate | ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
Two pudding tarts and a crepe which you can draw on with a chocolate pen to create your own cute illustrations like Shin-chan.
Shin-Chan’s Miracle Colourful Jelly Soda ¥890 | Shiro’s Cotton Candy Strawberry Milk ¥990 (Before Tax)
A soda served with jelly in five different colours and a strawberry milk topped with Shiro who’s made from cotton candy. It becomes a sweet strawberry milk as soon as the cotton candy hits and melts into the drink.
Pin Badges (8 Designs) | ¥400 (Before Tax)
Canvas Art | ¥3,500 (Before Tax) *Limited edition
The merchandise lineup features items with original artwork. There’s also bonus items for customers who book a table in advance as well as order a drink.
Enter the Rakugaki Kingdom of drawing at the limited-time Crayon Shin-chan cafe.
ⒸYoshito Usui/Futabasha・Shinei・TV Asahi・ＡＤＫ 2020
Uki Uki Kaki Kaki Rakugaki Kingdom Cafe
Location: BOX cafe&space
Address: AEON LakeTown kaze LakeTown Gate 1F, 4-2-2 LakeTown, Koshigaya, Saitama
Running: October 1, 2020 – November 1, 2020
Table Reservations: ¥500 (Before Tax) *includes free merch
Cafe Official Website: https://shinchan-movie2020-cafe.jp/
This year marks the 30th anniversary since the initial serialisation of popular manga series Crayon Shin-chan. It is also a celebration of 10 years since New Crayon Shin-chan began serialisation in the monthly magazine Manga Town.
Across the Crayon Shin-chan series, the two most important elements have always been friends and family. That’s where the 30th anniversary project comes to light – in an effort to bring smiles to people who have been impacted by the spread of COVID-19. And “Love” is the keyword of the project.
The Nohara family meet a new family in the September 2020 issue of Manga Town
A new manga spin-off will begin in the September 2020 issue of Manga Town (on sale August 5) where the Nohara family will meet a completely new family. Various other publications will also be released including volume 10 of Crayon Shin-chan, which comes in time for its 10th anniversary, a Crayon Shin-chan encyclopedia entitled Crayon Shin-chan Taizen 2020 Nen Zouhohan, and volume 7 of the Nohara Hiroshi Hiru Meshi no Ryuugi spin-off.
Online Crayon Shin-chan tribute
Japanese manga website Comic Action will see 30 popular manga authors pay tribute to 30 years of Crayon Shin-chan by penning their own words about the series on August 21.
30th Anniversary Pop-Up Shops Open in Tokyo & Osaka
Two pop-up shops will open at the Junkudo Ikebukuro bookstore in Tokyo from August 18 to September 8 and MARUZEN & Junkudo Umeda bookstore from August 19 to September 9 in celebration of the 30 year milestone.
©Yoshito Usui / Futabasha
Crayon Shin-chan 30th Anniversary Project
Official Website: https://www.shinchan-app.jp/
Japan’s Anime Theme Park Nijigen no Mori Has Naruto, Boruto & Other Exciting Events This June
Nijigen no Mori is an anime theme park located on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. Here’s a list of the latest events running at the park in June.
NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO
NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO is an area of Nijigen no Mori with attractions and more based on Naruto and his son Boruto. The area celebrated its 1st anniversary on April 20, 2020. The park is currently selling anniversary merchandise as well as other exclusive items. Guests who buy a ticket to the park online will receive a free 1st anniversary postcard.
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Reception Closes 20:00)
Price: Adults ¥1,800 / High & Junior High School Students ¥1,800 / Children (Elementary School Students & Younger) ¥500
*Free entry for those aged 3 and below
Price: ¥1,280 Each (Before Tax) *6 flavours
There are also beverages inspired by characters from the series.
Price: ¥1,050 (Before Tax)
There is also a special ramen dish you can order inspired by the Akatsuki, the biggest threat to the Hidden Leaf Village.
GRAND CHARIOT Hokutoshichisei 135°, a hotel and glamping facility located in the area, also opened its new Naruto-themed room on June 1, 2020.
The room, called “Hokage no Bessou” (Hokage’s Villa), is renovated from one of the resort’s buildings, and aims to plunge guests into the world of ninjas. The room takes inspiration from the Hidden Leaf Village and its characters, with references to the series and recreated scenes littered throughout. It also offers exclusive amenities for guests to enjoy.
Guests who stay in the Naruto room receive a free ticket to NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBIZATO at Nijigen no Mori.
ⒸMasashi Kishimoto Scott / Shuiehsa・TV Tokyo・Pierrot
Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park
Over at the Crayon Shin-chan shop in Nijigen no Mori, they’re selling limited quantities of a “Happy Bag” full of Shin-chan merchandise, from picnic cushions to towels and more for a total of six items.
And for the summer season, the last entries to all attractions at Crayon Shin-chan Adventure Park have been extended. It’s a chance to work your body while enjoying the green outdoors.
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Last Entries 19:30)
Price: Adults ¥4,480 / High & Junior High School Students ¥2,880 / Children (Elementary School Students & Younger) ¥1,180 / Seniors ¥1,440
*Free entry for those aged 4 and below. Please check the official website for weekend and national holiday prices.
Phoenix Night Walk
June 21 is Father’s Day, and to celebrate Nijigen no Mori is holding an event on the day based on Osamu Tezuka’s manga Phoenix. Dads can attend the event for free. The park is holding a birthday campaign for June for those whose birthdays were in March, April, and May since they were unable to go out due to isolation, as well as for those whose birthdays are in June.
Date: June 21, 2020
Price: General ¥3,300 (Junior High School Students & Older) / Children ¥1,200 (Aged 5-12)2020年6月21日（日）
*Free entry for those aged 3 and below.
Nijigen no Mori
Official Website: https://nijigennomori.com/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Turns Voice Actress in Upcoming New Crayon Shin-chan Movie
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is the 28th and newest anime film to enter the beloved Crayon Shin-chan series, which is set to release in Japan on April 24, 2020.
Crayon Shin-chan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It was first serialised in Weekly Manga Action in 1990, and subsequently received its first anime adaptation in 1992. Since then, it has become one of the most recognisable and loved series in Japan.
The story of Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes is as follows: For many years, a giant kingdom fuelled by doodles created by humans has been peacefully floating in the sky. As time has gone by, less and less people have been doodling, resulting in fuel supplies running critically low. As the kingdom crumbles, doodles have been falling from the sky. As the kingdom starts to face the threat of complete collapse, the kingdom’s forces soon get on the case, forcing the innocent people of earth to produce more doodles to save the kingdom. The kingdom just happens to be floating above the city of Shin-chan’s residence: Kasukabe. Knowing that the lives of many are at stake, the princess of the Rakuga Kingdom entrusts the Kingdom’s sacred Miracle Crayon to a hero – the five-year-old, mischievous and carefree Shin-chan. Shin-chan harnesses the power of the miracle crayon, drawing up a superhero team to save the world. Shin-chan’s three drawings jump right out of the sketch book and right into action in an attempt to save the day.
Voicing the part of the princess, who entrusts Shin-chan with saving the Rakuga Kingdom, is none other than Kyary Pamyu Pamyuーwho herself is a huge fan of Crayon Shin-chan.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s song Kimi ni 100 Percent (2013) was used as the 15th opening theme for the Crayon Shin-chan anime series, and maintains the record for being used the longest out of all of the series’ opening themes. It was also used as the opening theme for the 2014 film Crayon Shin-chan: Intense Battle! Robo Dad Strikes Back. Kyary even appeared in the series as herself. Her history with the series has led her to being recognised as a member of the Shin-chan family.
Kyary received the offer to voice the princess in the upcoming new film after the production team heard her voice work for the character Mecchaka in the NHK Educational TV series u&i. They were impressed by the voice work, and initially didn’t know it was Kyary. After finding out it was, they sent her the offer.
Kyary is a huge fan of Crayon Shin-chan and read the manga religiously. She is now taking this opportunity to challenge herself to some real seiyū anime voice acting. But it doesn’t stop there either, as she will also perform the opening theme for the film too. Titled Rakugaki Ouen Taishi (“Support Ambassador for Rakugaki”), the song is centred around the Rakuga Kingdom.
Kyary and Shin-chan released some words of their own regarding this dream collaboration. Read them below.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu | Comment
“I appeared as myself in the anime series once before, but this time I’m challenging myself to some authentic voice acting as the princess, so I hope everyone enjoys seeing a completely different side to me. I’ve been collecting and reading the Shin-chan manga since elementary school. Whenever I scored 100 in a test my dad would buy me a volume. I was bad at studying, but Shin-chan helped me work hard. He’s like the hero who scooped me up and saved me! As a fan I’m super happy too, since this movie is based on a part from the manga series. I hope everyone who loves Shin-chan will look forward to it too!” *Translated from Japanese
Shinnosuke Nohara | Comment
“Kyary-chan, I’m super happy I get to see you again! So you’re gonna be the princess who trusts me with the Rakuga Kingdom treasure, the ‘Miracle Crayon,’ right? I’ll make sure to catch your love baton. And you’re gonna be the Rakugaki Support Ambassador with me too. I’m way too excited. We’re a dream combination! Enjoy yourself at the cinema.”
©Yoshito Usui / Futabasha・Shinei・TV Asahi・ADK 2020
Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Official Website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
Get Advanced Tickets to Watch the new Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Since 1990, Crayon Shin-chan has been published in Manga Action and made its debut as an anime series in 1992. Shin-chan has wooed the hearts of the entire country and even overseas. Every Crayon Shin-chan movie has become a big hit, capturing the hearts of the young and elderly, boys and girls.
Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, next year will see the release of the 28th Crayon Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes on April 24, 2020. Advanced tickets with an unmissable bonus as well as movie teasers have been unveiled.
For many years, a giant kingdom fuelled by doodles created by humans has been peacefully floating in the sky. As time has gone by, less and less people have been doodling, resulting in fuel supplies running critically low. As the kingdom crumbles, doodles have been falling from the sky. As the kingdom starts to face the threat of complete collapse, the kingdom’s forces soon get on the case, forcing the innocent people of earth to produce more doodles to save the kingdom. The kingdom just happens to be floating above the city of Shin-chan’s residence: Kasukabe.
Knowing that the lives of many are at stake, the princess of the Rakuga Kingdom entrusts the Kingdom’s sacred Miracle Crayon to a hero – the five-year-old, mischievous and carefree Shin-chan. Shin-chan harnesses the power of the miracle crayon, drawing up a superhero team to save the world. The first hero: some briefs that haven’t been changed in two days. He then attempts to draw up the love of his life: Nanako Ohara. Unfortunately, she doesn’t quite look the same. Shin-chan then draws his hero Brave Pig, who Shin-chan fans will recognise from the series as the shy pig who is defeated by his shyness every time he has to save anyone. Shin-chan’s three drawings jump right out of the sketch book and right into action in an attempt to save the day.
In the film, the princess proclaims Shin-chan to be the only hero able to use the Miracle Crayon in the entire world. She hands the sacred tool to Shin-chan, entrusting him with the critical duty of serving the royal family as the court painter. The Rakuga Kingdom’s Minister of Defense also makes a strong impression in the film with his masterplan to save the kingdom. As chaos unfolds on earth, it is up to Shin-chan to restore peace and order. Shin-chan joins forces with his three drawings and as troubles get knee-deep, some Shin-chan fans will be betting on the odds that Brave Pig ditches the scene like he usually does, in which case Shin-chan’s odds of saving the world will be looking slimmer and slimmer.
The teaser trailer presents our favourite childhood anime in a colourful way. Crayons and coloured pencils are both the theme of the movie and the style in which the movie was made, adding a sweet finishing touch. As the Rakuga Kingdom is on the brink of destruction, Shin-chan gets to work, freely doodling away destruction with his superhero team consisting of smelly briefs, a badly-drawn dream girl, and the shy Brave Pig.
Illustrator and manga artist Yoko Kuno, who was in charge of the character design for the Crayon Shin-chan movie Invasion!! Alien Shiriri and Burst Serving! and the animation for the ending scenes for Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~, is on the concept design team for this movie.
Shin-chan joining forces with a group of doodles is an unexpected dream team collaboration that has got everyone excited. Those who purchase advanced tickets have the chance to get a limited edition Shin-chan crayon themed around the Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes film. Look closely and you will realize that his hat is a red crayon. Just by looking at this bonus gift keyring will leave you with the sudden urge to start doodling.
©Yoshito Usui/Futabasha Publishers Ltd./ SHIN-EI Animation・TV Asahi・ADK 20120.
Crayon Shin-chan movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
Release Date: April 24, 2020
Premiering at TOHO Cinemas across Japan.
Official Website: http://www.shinchan-movie.com/
★Advanced Ticket Bonus Keyring
Promotion Event: Uki uki kaki kaki ♪ Ora ga Crayon Shin-chan!
There are a total of 75,000 Shin-chan keyrings to be given to those who purchase advanced tickets. Advanced tickets will be sold at cinemas across Japan from November 22. Only one Shin-chan keyring will be given per advanced ticket. The keyrings are limited to purchases made from movie theatres and cannot be purchased separately or resold. There are a limited number of Shin-chan keyrings available.
Advanced tickets are not available at all cinemas. Please visit the cinema’s official website to find out whether it is selling advanced tickets.