2011 Spring anime Part 9: Movie

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2011 Spring anime Part 9: Movie

  • Doraemon: Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan – Habatake Tenshi-tachi (Movie)
  • Nintama Rantarou Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudou! no Dan (Movie)
  • Precure All-Stars DX3 Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana (Movie)
  • JUMP HEROES: One Piece 3D x Toriko 3D (Movie)
  • Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D (Movie)
  • Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (Movie)
  • Tezuka Osamu no Buddha -Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku- (Movie)
  • Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo (Movie)
  • The Moon: Tsuki ga Hoshii to Oujo-sama ga Naita (Movie)
  • Onigamiden (Movie)
  • Tofu Kozo (Movie)

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(March 06, 2011)


This is an anime film based on the Doraemon franchise and has been released in Japan on March 5, 2011 in both IMAX 3D and conventional 2D formats. It is the remake of the Doraemon 1986 movie, Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops. This is also the first Doraemon film to ever be released in 3D.

(March 12, 2011)


Nintama Rantaro is a Japanese anime series based on Sobe Amako’s manga Rakudai Ninja Rantaro. It was produced by Ajia-do Animation Works and originally broadcast on NHK. It is aimed at young children, featuring the adventures of Rantaro and his friends and teachers at Ninja school. The fact that glasses are worn by one of the main characters is intentionally anachronistic. The manga references other Japanese media personalities such as Ken Shimura.

(March 19, 2011)


Precure All Stars DX3 is the 10th anime film in Toei Animation’s Pretty Cure! series. Like the previous two “All Stars” films, the third one will once again reunite the magical girls from all the Precure TV series to date – including the two new heroines from Suite Precure: the pink-haired Cure Melody (Hibiki Houjou) and the blonde-haired Cure Rhythm (Kanade Minamino).

(March 19, 2011)


(March 26, 2011)


In 2034, counter-terrorism task force Public Security Section 9 works to ensure that the Internet is not crippled by terrorists. Major Motoko Kusanagi, the previous lead of the task force, returns two years after her disillusioned departure, only to find that a hacker named “The Puppet Master” has masterminded a spate of high-profile suicides. Public Security Section 9 investigates the hacker and discovers a complex conspiracy involving a crippled senior citizen program, a zealous right-wing politician, and a corrupt civil service bureaucracy.

(April 16, 2011)


Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence is the 15th movie in the anime series based on Gosho Aoyama’s shounen manga, about a brilliant detective trapped in a child’s body, and marks the anime’s 15th anniversary. The story begins with a threat against the Tokyo governor, but Conan’s quick thinking prevents any fatalities when a subway tunnel is blown up. Conan learns there may be a connection to a village that was relocated for the construction of a dam, and he races to stop the criminal before the next attack.

(May 28, 2011)


The anime film trilogy Buddha is adapted by Toei Animation and Tezuka Productions – the studio carrying over the name of the late “god of manga” Osamu Tezuka. The movies are based on Tezuka’s classic manga of the same title (originally serialized in the 1970s and ’80s), recounting the life of the young prince Siddhartha – the founder of Buddhism.

(May 2011)


Hoshi o Ou Kodomo is the third full-length anime film coming from the brilliant creator and director Makoto Shinkai, following his 2004 masterpiece Beyond the Clouds, and the 2007 film 5 Centimeters Per Second. The story follows a girl named Asuna, who lost her father and now lives a lonely life listening to mysterious music coming from her father’s crystal radio. One day she sets out for a journey to see a boy again. Through the adventure, she experiences a parting and finds the cruelty and the beauty of the world.

(Spring 2011)

The Moon: Tsuki ga Hoshii to Oujo-sama ga Naita is a comical fairy-tale fantasy anime film adapted by studio Union Cho, as a Japanese / Korean co-production, based on British author Eleanor Farjeon’s short story “The King’s Daughter Cries for the Moon”. The original story centers on a princess who wishes to reach the Moon one night. Her journey and resulting disappearance raise clamor and chaos throughout the royal palace and among the creatures of the kingdom.

(Spring 2011)


The anime film Onigamiden is adapted by Studio Pierrot, based on a two-volume novel authored by Takafumi Takada. This historical-themed feature revolves around the war between oni (demons) and humans in the former Japanese capital of Kyoto, 1200 years ago during the Heian period.

( Spring 2011)


The 3D anime film Toufu Kozou (Tofu Boy) is based on Natsuhiko Kyogoku’s light novel titled Toufu Kozou Sugoroku-douchuu Furidashi – which itself is based on a ghost folk tale, re-imagining an iconic character in traditional Japanese folklore. According to legend, a boyish spirit waits along country roads and tricks travelers into eating a piece of deadly tofu. In Kyogoku’s retelling, “Tofu Boy” is a spirit in search of his own identity, who wanders the countryside to discover the reason and meaning for his existence. The diminutive spirit embarks on a series of thrilling adventures and encounters many other supernatural denizens.

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