Shinnosuke Nohara, the rambunctious 5 year old protagonist of the Crayon Shin-chan manga and TV anime, is about to have a close encounter of the 3rd kind with an upcoming theatrical film that will celebrate 25 years of Crayon Shin-chan in animated form. Hit the jump to phone home.
Voice actor Toshiyuki Morikawa will serve as the understudy of Keiji Fujiwara, taking over the role of Hiroshi Nohara on the long-running TV anime Crayon Shin-chan while Fujiwara recovers from an illness. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Crayon Shin-chan, the long-running TV anime adaptation based on the gag manga by Yoshito Usui, has announced that Keiji Fujiwara - the voice actor who plays Shinnosuke's father, Hiroshi Nohara - will be taking time off from the role in order to recuperate from an unspecified illness. Hit the jump to learn more.
Amazon Prime Japan will be releasing a new 13 episode spin-off series based on Yoshiti Usui's manga, Crayon Shin-chan, that sends Shinnosuke and his family to outer space. Hit the jump to learn more.
In perhaps the strangest animated team-up since Bambi Meets Godzilla, the newest iteration of Toho Studio's legendary fire-breathing atomic monster will be making a guest appearance opposite Shinnosuke Nohara in an upcoming episode of Crayon Shin-chan. Hit the jump to learn more.
TV Asahi's official website for the Crayon Shin-chan TV anime series announced today that 41-year-old popular voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya, best known as Levi in the Attack on Titan franchise, is newly cast as Buriburizaemon from tomorrow's episode. This is the first time in 16 years that the character has speaking lines. Hit the jump for more details.
Voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi in Attack on Titan, Trafalgar Law in One Piece) is assuming the role of Buriburizaemon, a talking pig who exists in Shin-chan's fantasies of ancient Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 20th Detective Conan film, Meitantei Conan: Jyunkoku no Nihtmare/Detective Conan: Pure Black Nightmare, was released on 348 screens across Japan on April 16. It grossed an impressive 1.292 billion yen on 933,800 admissions in its first two days, easily surpassing the franchise's previous opening weekend record. Hit the jump for more details.
A new trailer for Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! Dreaming World Big Assault!, the 24th theatrical film in the Crayon Shin-chan franchise, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.