The official website for the Doraemon anime films began streaming the first promotional video on Friday for franchise‘s 38th film, Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island). The video previews the story based on Robert Louis Stevenson‘s Treasure Island novel.
In the story, Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out on an adventure in the Caribbean Sea. Nobita is the captain of a ship and fights his enemies on board. Shizuka gets kidnapped, and a storm impedes their journey. Mini-Dora robots help Nobita and friends on their journey. When the adventurers finally find the mysterious Treasure Island, they discover it is more than just an ordinary island.
Kazuaki Imai, an episode director on the Doraemon television anime, is directing the project as his first Doraemon franchise film. Novelist Genki Kawamura (your name., The Boy and The Beast producer) is penning the script.
The film will open in Japan in March 2018.
Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi Kochi Daibōken (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi), the 37th anime film in the Doraemon franchise, has earned more than 4.14 billion yen (about US$38.2 million). The film is the highest-grossing anime in the current 12-installment Doraemon film series that began with the 2006 film Doraemon: Nobita No Kyoryu. The 2017 film opened in Japan on March 4.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web