With the way this year has been going, we all need a spot of colour in our lives. Enter everyone’s favourite problem child Shin-chan, as he embarks on a new and vibrant adventure in “Crayon Shinchan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes”!
“Crayon Shinchan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes” Synopsis
The kingdom that floats above in the sky, that uses free doodles as an energy source, “Rakuga Kingdom.” However, now in the face of a lack of energy, they are on the brink of ruin. In order to force the creation of doodles, the kingdom’s army begins its attack on Kasukabe on the surface! Meanwhile, as the drawings begin to move, the hero who has been bestowed the hidden treasure of the kingdom, the “Miracle Crayon” —- is none other than the “super happy-go-lucky 5-year-old,” Nohara Shinnosuke!!
Together as the “Almost Four Heroes,” Shinnosuke and the drawn doodles try to take back Kasukabe! Amongst that, they discover the weakness of the doodles, where they dissolve upon contact with water! To make matters worse, a raincloud that looks to start pouring at any moment hovers above… What awaits their encounter with the doodles and the end of their adventure—will it be smiles or tears!?
“Crayon Shinchan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes” Impressions
The opening sequence clues you in that the film is not just another day in Shin-chan’s life. In between cute and cartoony drawings by young kids is the very real struggle of the princess of Rakuga Kingdom, trying to escape from a military uprising that saw her beloved father imprisoned by his own council. She sends the trusted royal artist to escape to Earth, and find the one hero who can save them: Shin-chan himself.
When Shin-chan ultimately gets his hands on the Miracle Crayon, he doesn’t really understand its power as well as his role as a hero, and proceeds to use it in careless and irresponsible ways — which was how he ends up with an unlikely bunch: a self-obsessed pig, a madly in-love girl, and a dirty pair of underpants (don’t ask). However, with this rag-tag bunch, he does manage to save the day — with help from his friends old and new.
One scene that was particularly thought-provoking was when the townsfolk of Kasukabe turned against the would-be heroes, and accused them of being selfish with the use of the Miracle Crayon after they were saved only because Shin-chan has used the Crayon on them. Shin-chan’s mum Misae angrily shot back that why are the adults putting the future of the town in the hands of a child, when they themselves refuse to help save it. This is something that regular folks should think about long and hard, especially in these times of uncertainty.
You can catch these funny, exciting, and touching scenes at “Crayon Shinchan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes”, screening at Golden Village Cinemas islandwide from 15th October!
🖍 Crayon Shinchan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes
📍 GV VivoCity, GV Plaza Singapura, GV Tampines, GV Jurong Point, and GV Bishan
📅 Starting 15th October