Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend (film)
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|Nobita and the Green Giant Legend|
Promotional film poster
|Directed by||Ayumu Watanabe|
|Produced by||Kyohito Arushin|
|Written by||Nashiwa Kanarate|
|Narrated by||Sutiyo Mutonabeti|
|Music by||Kan Sawada (Original music composer)
Te o Tsunagō by ayaka
Yume o Kanaete Doraemon by MAO
|Edited by||Toshihiko Kojima|
|Running time||112 minutes|
|Box office||3.37 billion
The story is based on the story in volume 26 "Forest is living" and in volume 33 "Goodbye Ki-bō". This movie is not a remake, however, Ki-bō has appeared already in the 1992 film, Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds. The name Ki-bō comes from the words "Ki" (木?) meaning tree, and "Bō" (坊?) meaning boy. The word Ki-bō also comes from the word "Kibō" (希望?), which means hope. The catch phrase of this movie is "僕らの希望が未来を動かす" (our hope moves the future), which Ki-bō's name can be referred to. Voices of Roku-chan and Moya-kun were done by anonymous children who were chosen.
The film was illustrated as manga on the February and March edition of CoroCoro Comic. Then it was released as the 25th film tankōbon, which may be bought at the theater. As the 4th "Sega=Doraemon" project, an action-adventure game was also released on March 6, 2008, two days before the release of the film. The games is entitled, Nobita and the Green Giant Legend DS (ドラえもん のび太と緑の巨人伝 DS Doraemon Nobita to Midori no Kyojinden DS?).This movie was ranked 8th Highest grossing Japanese animated movie.
Nobita’s troubled about what to do with his zero test marks once again. A gust of wind scatters his test papers and he falls into a garbage dump trying to gather them together again. There he finds a young withered tree that caught one of his papers and he decides to take it home. He tries to plant it in his garden but gets caught by his mother who doesn’t allow him to grow it.
Still wanting to keep it but not being allowed to grow, Doraemon comes up with the idea of making it come alive with a gadget he uses. Nobita names the little tree "Kibō" because all it can say is "ki". As the days pass, Nobita’s parents also accept Kibō because he was a very smart boy who helped Nobita’s mother whenever he was away. However, aliens from the Planet of Green decides to pass judgement claiming humans were destroying all the green on Earth. Nobita and his friends manage to escape by coincident and arrive at their planet. They are warmly welcomed to their city of Green Pier but also learn of what they are doing to their planet.
Unfortunately, with all his gadgets borrowed by Dorami, there was little Doraemon could do. They manage to escape and come across Princess Rire who tricks them into thinking she was leading them home but along the way, learns that what her adviser was about to do was wrong. Eventually with the help of the alien planet’s Elder they manage to return to Earth which was already invaded. Fortunately the time watch Doraemon had dropped had frozen life on Earth giving them a chance to save everyone. The aliens try to summon their giant using Kibō to wipe out all humans despite the Elder’s warnings and the plan backfires on them.
But with Nobita’s persistence, he wakes up Kibō and everything is restored as the Elder sacrifices himself. Princess Rire announces to her people that they will watch Earth for the time being while Kibō decides to travel around space to learn more and become like the Elder. Nobita and his friends say goodbye to Kibō and go home. Nobita's mother said to him and Doraemon for dinner, but there was Kibo's shoe beside Nobita's shoe.
- Opening song: "Yume o Kanaete Doraemon" (夢をかなえてドラえもん), sung by MAO.
- Theme song: "Te o Tsunagō" (手をつなごう), sung by ayaka.
- Wasabi Mizuta - Doraemon
- Megumi Ohara - Nobita Nobi
- Tomokazu Seki - Suneo Honekawa
- Yumi Kakazu - Shizuka Minamoto
- Subaru Kimura - Takeshi Goda
- Chiaki - Dorami
- Maki Horikita - Princess Rire
- Takuya Yoshikoshi - Ki-bō
- Maki Horikita - Queen Remu
- Chikao Ōtsuka - Shiraa
- Yuji Miyake - Jii
- Teppei Arita - Paruna
- Yoko Tsuchiya - Roku-chan
- Jinbei Watanabe - Moya-kun
- Kotono Mitsuishi - Nobita's Mom
- Yasunori Matsumoto - Nobita's Dad
In 2009, this film was nominated as the Animation of the Year.
- English translation as shown on the official website for the 25th anniversary of the movie franchise.