Film was originally slated to premiere on March 5
The official website for the Doraemon: Nobita’s Little “Star Wars” 2021 anime film revealed on Friday that the film is delayed to to spring 2022, due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The film was previously slated to open on March 5, but in January the staff announced the film was delayed to an unspecified date.
FuRyu had also confirmed in January that its Nintendo Switch game based on the anime film was also delayed to an unspecified date. The party game was originally scheduled to release on March 5 alongside the film. The game’s website currently does not list a release date.
Susumu Yamaguchi — a key animator on many previous Doraemon movies, unit director of Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration, and the director of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE — is directing the new film. Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Listeners) is penning the script. Official HiGE DANdism created the theme song “Universe” specifically for the film. Shirogumi, the 3D CG studio behind the production of the Stand By Me Doraemon films, will handle the CG for the spaceships in the film.