‘Stand By Me Doraemon 2’ CG Will now be hitting Japan this February

The anime film Stand By Me Doraemon 2 CG will finally be screening in Singapore on Thursday, February 4, as revealed by Odex.

Stand By Me Doraemon 2 was initially slated to premiere in Japan on August 7 last year. However, due to the new coronavirus disease, it was postponed in Japan on November 20. 

The film staying steady in the box office

On its opening weekend, the film immediately ranked No.2 as it sold 305,000 tickets and earned 386 million yen (about US$3.69 million). The film has also made a cumulative total of 2,667,298,050 yen (about US$25.70 million) as of January 14.

Although the film’s story is primarily based on the franchise’s 2000 film Doraemon: Obāchan no Omoide (Doraemon: A Grandmother’s Recollections), it added original elements. This includes the love story of Shizuka and Nobita that was also present in the last Stand By Me Doraemon film.

Furthermore, a chapter from the fourth volume of the manga is where the 2000 film was based.

The first film directors, Ryūichi Yagi and Takashi Yamazaki returned for the second season. Yamazaki once again penned the script. The theme song Niji (Rainbow) is performed by Masaki Suda.

The enthralling story of the second season

Indeed, every 90s kid always has a unique portion of their heart for Doraemon as it brings back good childhood memories.

Since its inception, a lot has already changed, including its animation style. However, there is one thing that has stuck solid like a leech through all the seasons. It is the love of Nobita for Shizuka.

Moreover, this year, the love that has made every viewer giggle is finally moving forward and turning into marriage. 

Meanwhile, Stand By Me Doraemon’s first film was the first 3D CG film in the franchise. In Japan alone, it eventually earned 8.38 billion yen (about US$77.16 million) and about 10 billion yen worldwide (roughly US$90 million).


Image courtesy of DoraemonTheMovie/YouTube Screenshot

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