‘Crayon Shin-chan’ Movie Lands in Mexico; Screening Held at Local School

Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!, which was released on April 18 Japan-wide, has landed in Mexico. There is a new movie in the Crayon Shin-chan series every year, and this time the stage has switched from Japan to Mexico, where premiere screenings have already taken place. At the same time, a ceremony called “Friends of Japanese and Mexican Exchange” was held. Local media came flocking to get the scoop, evidence of Shin-chan’s popularity.

The venue for the premiere event was Liceo Mexicano Japonés. The school is authorized by both Japan’s and Mexico’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and is an unusual school in that it is both a school for Japanese and for locals.

Before the premiere screening, Shinnosuke specially participated in elementary school classes. Mexico’s official language is Spanish, and Shinnosuke enjoyed conversing with local students in such classes as music.

Approximately 200 people including chaperones and students enrolled in the Japanese courses participated in the screening event. The audience exploded in laughter from the very beginning of the movie and showed great excitement, applauding countless times along with the story. Comments flew after the screening, including, “I’m glad I was able to see a Shin-chan movie for the first time,” and, “I was thrilled that they set the movie in my home country of Mexico,” and the event closed as a resounding success.

Continuing on, the ceremony “Friends of Japanese and Mexican Exchange” was held at the Embassy of Japan in Mexico. Awards were given filled with the desire for Japan and Mexico to become even closer allies. At the ceremony was the voice star of Shinnosuke in the Mexican version of Crayon Shin-chan, who had the following message: “I’ve known of Shin-chan for the past 15 years. I’m so glad that I got to meet him.” She also sang rhythmically in Shin-chan’s voice along to songs, expressing her joy throughout her entire body.

Akira Yamada, the ambassador to Mexico, spoke regarding the connection between the two countries: “Japan and Mexico share a long friendship and history that has lasted more than 400 years, and lately many businesses from Japan have been advancing into Mexico.” “Even in Mexico, there will be more Crayon Shin-chan movies released before long, so look forward to them!” he said in anticipation of the further cultural exchange to come.

Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! Official Site

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Katsunori Takahashi

© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK
© Yoshito Usui / Futabasha, Shin-Ei Animation Co. Ltd., TV Asahi Corp., 2015 ADK

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