(from "The Adult Empire Strikes Back" Movie - photo enhancement by me)
I've been wanting to create this post and since it's a weekend and I don't really have work to attend to, I decided to start on it.
Anyway, this is going to be a long post so hopefully you could read til the end, and perhaps start watching the movies. :)CRAYON SHIN-CHAN
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and friends and is set in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture of Japan. Thank you Wikipedia.
If you have watched the series you probably had an impression that it's not appropriate for kids given the naughty remarks and mischievous actions of Shin-chan especially towards his mom. Dubbed versions are even worse because the language used are oftentime more rude compared to the original. Apart from the language, there's also the "elephant", underwear and piggy stuff mentioned throughout the series. In our country, the Phlippines, the show was aired back in the early 2000s (voiced by Andrew E., a popular rapper here) and up until now, Filipinos have this thought that Shin-chan is just one naughty series full of antics of a young boy.
Luckily, in 2008 I stumbled upon a Crayon Shin-chan movie that made me watch ALL
its MOVIES! It totally changed my view of Crayon Shin-chan, and this is why I'm writing this to somehow change your mind and try to watch them!
I picked some of the movie versions that have left an impact on me after watching. There's a lot of 'em so I cannot really put my review for all.Movie Pick #1: Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! The Adult Empire Strikes Back
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ モーレツ！オトナ帝国の逆襲 / Romanji: Kureyon Shinchan: Arashi o Yobu: Mōretsu! Otona Teikoku no Gyakushū)Release Date:
At the beginning of the movie, the Nohara family is seen strolling around an amusement park made for adults. This park will make you go back to your childhood hobbies and will make you experience those things again such as wearing Ultraman and Magical Girls costumes. This somehow made Shin-chan's parents so nostalgic. This apparently was just a tactic of a couple who wanted to dominate their town so everyone could go back to "the old days" lifestyle.( Collapse )Movie Pick #2: Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! Yakiniku Road of Honor
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ 栄光のヤキニクロード / Romanji: Kureyon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu: Eikō no Yakiniku Rōdo, also known as The Glorious Road to Grilled Beef)Release Date:
Nohara family has a plan to have a barbeque/yakiniku party but a mysterious guy appeared and had them involved in chaotic situation. They had to fight a gang of uniformed guys who wanted to retrieve something from them (that they don't have any idea about LMAO) They ened up going for an adventure so that they could finally enjoy their yakiniku party.( Collapse )Movie Pick #3: Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! The Battle of the Warring States
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ アッパレ！戦国大合戦 / Romanji: Kureyon Shinchan: Arashi o Yobu: Appare! Sengoku Daikassen)Release Date:
Shin-chan, for some unknown reasons, traveled back in time during the Sengoku Period or the war period in Japan around 1574. He met and befriended a samurai leader who's in charge of an army of their province. However, Shin-chan thought that he just accidentally joined a shooting of a Sengoku themed movie. (I Lol-ed) The samurai guy has a love interest but they have a kind of Romeo and Juliet conflict in their love story so Shin-chan's presence helped in overcoming their difficulties despite the politics.( Collapse )Movie Pick #4: Crayon Shin-chan: The Hidden Treasure of the Buri Buri Kingdom
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん ブリブリ王国の秘宝 / Romanji: Kureyon Shinchan: Buriburi Ōkoku no Hihō)Release Date:
Shin-chan meets his twin who is eventually a prince of a certain Buri Buri Kingdom. They met because Shinnosuke was kidnapped instead of him.( Collapse )Movie Pick #5: Crayon Shin-chan: Blitzkrieg! Pig's Hoof's Secret Mission
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん 電撃！ブタのヒヅメ大作戦 / Romanji: Kureyon Shinchan: Dengeki! Buta no Hizume Daisakusen)Release Date:
Shin-chan and his classmates were on a fieldtrip and happily dining inside a floating restaurant when the boat was suddenly taken by some unknown troops. Other passengers were able to escape except for Shinnosuke and his friends. They were protected by a secret agent named Sexy. Misae and Hiroshi heard about what happened and of course, as how parents would react, they panicked and decided to look and save their son.( Collapse )Movie Pick #6: Crayon Shin-chan: Super-Dimension! The Storm Called My Bride
(Jp: クレヨンしんちゃん 超時空！嵐を呼ぶオラの花嫁 / Romanji: Kureyon Shinchan: Chōjikū! Arashi o Yobu Ora no Hanayome)Release Date:
Shin-chan meets a girl from the future. She asks help from him so he could save his future self. Upon arriving in the "future" world, he met the adult version of his friends. Please watch to see how they look like!( Collapse )
And this concludes this post. The list of movies could be found in THIS
Wikipedia entry. There's also a fandom wiki HERE
in order to know more about Crayon Shin-chan movie series and characters. Picking only five among the long list of the film is challenging but I'm confident to say you will love them all just like I did.
The latest I've seen are:
- Crayon Shin-chan: Intense Battle! Robo Dad Strikes Back
- Crayon Shin-chan: Invasion!! Alien Shiriri
- Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep! The Great Assault on Dreamy World!
and they're all on Netflix
so you may check it out.
Please leave a comment here if ever you've proceeded to watching the movies and let's talk about it!