The film “Ganbareiwa!! Robocon”, which is the latest installment of the comedy robot series “RoboCon”, has been decided after 20 years. It will be released nationwide in MX4D theaters and others in Jul. 31, 2020.
“Robocon” is a story of a clumsy robot with a distinctive egg-shaped and red-coated body. It is originally a novel by Ishinomori Shoutarou, who is known as the “King of Manga” for creating numerous characters such as “Kamen Rider” and “Cyborg 009”.
“Ganbare!! Robocon” was broadcasted in 1975, and quickly became a hit for children by reaching the highest TV rating of 29.2 % along with “Super Sentai” and “Kamen Rider”, which were born around the same time.
From 1999 to 2000, the unprecedented “RoboCon” boom in Hong Kong came to Japan, and a reboot titled “Moero!! Robocon” was broadcasted. It was a popular family robot series which could be enjoyed by the generation who watched the previous work “Ganbare!! RoboCon”, as well their second generation of children.
Now that Japan has entered the Reiwa era, the new “RoboCon” is coming back as a movie after 20 years.
The title is “Ganbareiwa! RoboCon”, which expresses the “gag” by literally combining the words “Ganbare” and “Reiwa”.
Furthermore, the director Ishida Hidenori and the screenwriter Urasawa Yoshio have teamed up to create the long-awaited film for the first time after 20 years since “Moero!! RoboCon”.
What kind of slapstick comedy will the new “RoboCon” bring to the era of Reiwa? And how the new film will be expressed through the powerful MX4D? Stay tuned for it!
In addition, the official Twitter account of “Ganbareiwa! RoboCon” has been set up along with the announcement of the film project. Further information will be announced soon.
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