The production team has unveiled the trailer and teaser poster for “Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes”, which is slated for release on Apr. 24, 2020. Buriburizaemon is also set to make an appearance.
The “Crayon Shin-chan” series first debuted in Manga Action in 1990. Ever since its anime adaptation in 1992, it has been a beloved long-running series in Japan.
The upcoming “Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes” is the 28th film. In this film, the “Miracle Crayon”, which brings drawings to life, and the “Rakugaki (‘doodles’ in Japanese)” hold the key to the story.
Rakuga Kingdom uses energy from the doodles on earth to keep itself suspended in the air. However, the number of doodles has been diminishing in recent years, and the kingdom finds itself on the brink of collapse.
With the fate of their country at risk, the Royal Army of Rakuga employs “Operation Ukiuki Kakikaki” to force humans to doodle. Thus begins the attack on earth.
In a desperate attempt, the princess of Rakuga Kingdom entrusts the national treasure, the Miracle Crayon, to earth, which ends up in the hands of Shinnosuke.
Shinnosuke’s drawings include Two-Day-Old Underwear, Fake Nanako, who looks nothing like his crush Nanako, and the unreliable hero Buriburizaemon. Together, Shinnosuke and the doodles become the “almost four heroes” and fight to save the world.
The teaser poster is drawn with crayons and color pencils, giving it a distinctive soft appearance. The poster was designed by illustrator and manga artist Kuno Yoko.
Besides the concept design for this movie, Kuno has also worked on other films in the series, such as the character design of “Invasion!! Alien Shiriri” and the ending animation of “Burst Serving! Kung Fu Boys ~Ramen Rebellion~”.
Early bird tickets come with a special “Ukiuki Kakikaki♪ I’m Crayon Shin-chan!” strap. The tip of the hat is a red crayon, designed to make you want to draw.
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