In “Crayon Shin-chan” episode broadcast on September 4, 2021, the monumental episode broadcast 15 years ago(in 2006) titled, “My Heart is Elite”, went on-air. This is the famous episode, which focused on the friendship between Shinnosuke and Kazama-kun, which is one of the important themes in the latest movie “Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy”.

“Crayon Shin-chan the Movie: Shrouded in Mystery! The Flowers of Tenkazu Academy” depicts Shinnosuke, Kazama-kun, Nene-chan, Masao-kun, and Bo-chan entering and going on the adventure in the super elite school called “Private Tenka Touitsu Kasukabe Academy”.
What gains a lot of attention especially on social media is the friendship between Shinnosuke and Kazama-kun, and the comments and posts said, “The story is wonderful in a way it neatly depicts the friendship between Shinnosuke and Kazama-kun”, “Kazama-kun’s thought is so painful that it made me cry at the end”, and “My heart got ‘warmer’ after watching the friendship of Kasukabe Defense Force, Shin-chan, and Kazama-kun”.

The most impressive line in the movie is when Kazama-kun said, “(Shinnosuke’s) Heart is elite”. This line originally comes from the TV anime episode, “My Heart is Elite”, which is also depicted in the original manga as well.

While Shinnosuke fools around and others around him are at the mercy of his unexpected actions, Kazama-kun has the strong mind of an elite as a kindergarten student. They seem to repel against another, like oil and water, and it seems mysterious to be always together, but the reason could be found in the episode, “My Heart is Elite”.

The episode of Shinnosuke’s innocent optimism and kindness helping Kazama-kun received strong responses from the audience 15 years ago when it went on-air. The episode told “the importance of friendship” through interactions of Shinnosuke and Kazama-kun, and this episode certainly will hit the hearts of the people regardless of the generations, especially because we cannot see each other easily in these days.

The episode of the TV anime “Crayon Shin-chan” on September 4, 2021 was on-air with following 3 episodes: “Bo-chan is Hiding Something”, “My Dad Goes to Work with Private Outfit”, and “My Heart is Elite”.

TV Anime “Crayon Shin-chan”
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