Announced back in November, Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021 was originally set to premiere as the 41st film entry in the series on March 5. A party game was due to launch on Switch in Japan on the same day, but now both have been delayed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s currently no new date for the film or game, so we’ll have to wait for more details.
As the title suggests, this is a remake of the 1985 film Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars. Susumu Yamaguchi, who directed the four Sergeant Keroro films from 2007 to 2010, is attached to direct on a screenplay by Dai Sato (Eureka Seven). Internationally acclaimed CG production company Shirogumi, which was also involved in the STAND BY ME Doraemon 3DCG series, cooperates on the production.
One day during summer vacation, a palm-sized alien named Papi appears from a small rocket that Nobita picks up. He is the president of Pirika, a small planet in outer space, and has come to Earth to escape the rebels. Doraemon and his friends are puzzled by Papi’s small size, but as they play together using the secret tool “Small Light”, they gradually become friends. However, a whale-shaped space battleship comes to earth and attacks Doraemon, Nobita and the others in order to capture Papi. Feeling responsible for getting everyone involved, Papi tries to stand up to the rebels. Doraemon and his friends leave for the planet Pirika to protect their dear friend and his home.
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