30th Doraemon Movie Announced
The current issue of CoroCoro Comic magazine has announced that the Gekijouban Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Taikaisen (Doraemon Movie: Nobita’s Great Merman Sea Battle) motion picture will open next March. The movie will be the franchise’s 30th theatrical feature.
The Doraemon anime franchise will celebrates its 30th anniversary on August 8-9 in Tokyo during the “30th Doraemon Daikanshasai” promotional event. However, technically the Doraemon anime franchise is now 36 years old. A 26 episode Doraemon TV anime premiered on April 1, 1973. The current, long running TV anime premiered on April 2, 1979 and broadcast 1,049 episodes before its primary five aging voice actors retired. The series took a three week broadcast hiatus before re-starting with new voice actors on April 15, 2005.
Source: Anime News Network