The 3D CG animated world of Crayon Shin-chan has taken Japan by storm with its latest blockbuster, “Shin Jigen! Crayon Shin-chan The Movie Chōnōryoku Dai Kessen: Tobetobe Temakizushi.” This high-energy film has not only captured the hearts of fans but also shattered records, becoming the highest-grossing film in the beloved franchise.
Imagine a world where kindergartener Shinnosuke gains extraordinary telekinetic superpowers after a mysterious white light from space washes over Earth. Meanwhile, a man named Mitsuru Hiriya receives his own psychic abilities from a dark cosmic force, which he threatens to use to annihilate the planet. As fear spreads across Japan, it’s up to Shinnosuke to step up and become the nation’s unlikely hero.
This cinematic masterpiece marks the 31st installment in the Crayon Shin-chan saga and has been a labor of love seven years in the making. Renowned director Hitoshi Ōne, known for his work on “Fireworks” and “Bakuman.” among others, not only directed the film but also penned its captivating screenplay. The animation magic was brought to life by Shirogumi Inc., who skillfully rendered this delightful 3D CG adventure.
Do you know that fans of the anime My Hero Academia are in for a special treat? Some exciting news came out in the 42nd digital issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Get ready for “My Hero Academia UA Heroes Battle,” a new anime episode that will be shown in 10 theaters in Japan from October 20th to October 26th:
Since its grand debut on August 4, the movie has taken audiences on a thrilling ride, selling a whopping 1.9 million tickets and amassing a jaw-dropping 2.3 billion yen (approximately US$15.55 million) in earnings. It’s an achievement that surpasses even the 2015 hit, “Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Hikkoshi Monogatari ~Saboten Daishūgeki,” which raked in 2.29 billion yen (about US$15.49 million).
During its opening weekend, the film soared to the #2 spot, and in just three days, it managed to sell a staggering 322,000 tickets, accumulating 401 million yen (roughly US$2.8 million) in revenue.
The success of “Shin Jigen! Crayon Shin-chan The Movie Chōnōryoku Dai Kessen: Tobetobe Temakizushi” is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise, capturing the hearts and imaginations of fans young and old across Japan. With its fresh take on the classic characters and a thrilling storyline, this 3D CG masterpiece promises to be a cherished addition to the beloved Crayon Shin-chan legacy.
If you haven’t experienced the magic of this cinematic gem yet, now’s the time to join Shinnosuke on his extraordinary journey and witness the breathtaking battle for Earth’s survival in this record-breaking anime sensation.