Can you believe there will soon be 41 anime films based on Fujiko F. Fujio’s classic Doraemon series? Next up for the beloved robot cat is Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021, which is officially set to open in Japanese theaters on March 5, 2021.
If you’re wondering why this one has the year at the end of the title, it’s because the latest Doraemon anime film is also a remake of 1985’s Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars. Susumu Yamaguchi (Sgt. Frog films) is directing, with Dai Sato (Eureka Seven) providing the screenplay and Shirogumi cooperating on animation production.
Official HIGE DANdism provides the new theme song, “Universe,” and you can hear a sample in the trailer below.
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 Pirica to protect their dear friend and his home.