Kodoani.com – Official website of Eiga Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia (Doraemon the Movie 2023: Nobita’s Sky Utopia in English), the 42nd film in the Doraemon franchise, revealed the film’s third trailer on Sunday. Preview video of the song “Paradise” by girl group NiziU.
The film will open in Japan on March 3, 2023.
The film will be set in a perfect, utopian world in the sky, where everyone lives happily. Explorers have equated this land with other mythical cities, such as Atlantis or Ryūgū-jō. Doraemon and Nobita embark on an adventure to find the unthinkable with the help of a brand-new item from the movie, a time-bending airship equipped with a time-bending function.
The new cast and characters of the film include:
Ren Nagase as Sonya, “the perfect cat robot”
Marina Inoue as Marimba, an adventurer searching for the secrets of the utopian Paradipia
Inori Minase as Hanna, a student who attends Paradipian School and eventually becomes an instructor for Nobita and the others.
Takumi Dōyama will direct the film. Ryota Kosawa wrote the script — his first Doraemon movie. The current cast of the TV anime is reprising their roles in the series. Ren Nagase of the idol group King & Prince will voice for the first time as the “perfect cat robot” Sonya in the film.
Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021, the 41st part, opens in Japan on March 4 after a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The anime debuted at No. 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 is a remake of the 1985 movie of the same name Doraemon.