Malaysian cinema chain GSC Movies began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 anime film on Thursday. The trailer reveals that Odex will open the film in Malaysia on June 16.


The film opened in Japan on March 4 after a yearlong delay due to COVID-19. It ranked at #1 in its opening weekend, and sold 350,000 tickets for 440 million yen (about US$3.81 million) in its first three days. The film has sold a total of 2.14 million tickets, and earned a total of 2,558,009,800 yen (about US$19.6 million) as of May 1.

Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 is the 41st film in the Doraemon franchise. The film is a remake of the 1985 Doraemon film of the same title.

Susumu Yamaguchi — a key animator on many previous Doraemon movies, unit director of Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, and the director of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE — directed the new film. Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Listeners) penned the script. Official HiGE DANdism created the theme song “Universe” specifically for the film. Sibling folk duo Billy BanBan performed the insert song “Kokoro Arigatō” (Thank You for the Heart). Shirogumi, the 3D CG studio behind the production of the Stand By Me Doraemon films, handled the CG for the spaceships in the film.

Source: GSC Movies’ YouTube channel