In celebration of the series’ 50th Anniversary, the long-awaited sequel of “STAND BY ME DORAEMON” will be screening in Singapore starting 4th February 2021! Shown exclusively at Golden Village Cinemas islandwide, “STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2” will be distributed by Odex Pte. Ltd. — which will also be bringing the movie to Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, and for the first time outside Southeast Asia to Mongolia.
Director Ryuichi Yagi and Screenwriter/Co-Director Takashi Yamazaki are back to tug at the heartstrings of DORAEMON fans young and old, introducing another original story that interweaves three of the most memorable arcs in Fujio F. Fujio’s original DORAEMON comic: “Memories of Grandma”, “The Day I was Born”, and “Forty-five Years Later…”.
“STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2” is set immediately after the events of “STAND BY ME DORAEMON”, where a grown-up Nobita has gotten his life turned around, and is about to wed the girl of his dreams — Shizuka. Meanwhile, back in the past, the young Nobita is overcome with nostalgia upon seeing his favourite old teddy bear. He desperately asks DORAEMON to bring him further back into the past to see his beloved grandmother again — which sets off a chain reaction that could endanger Nobita’s happiness in the past, present, and future.
Co-directors Yagi and Yamazaki originally did not plan to do another “STAND BY ME DORAEMON”, and have spent countless hours agonizing over storyboards and dialogue, in order to come up a sequel that was worthy of its predecessor. After careful consideration, they managed to create a cohesive story from arguably three of the most outstanding arcs in the long-running comic.
It’s not just the story that the production gave plenty of attention too. The visuals were also carefully selected to show subtle clues, short visual homages, and even some product placement of our favourite Japanese household names. There are so many things to spot, that it will definitely take more than one viewing to savour them all!
As with most sequels, fans will enjoy the new film more by rewatching “STAND BY ME DORAEMON”, but even viewers unfamiliar with the first movie can come in and enjoy the sequel on its own merits. That’s the kind of timeless charm that DORAEMON casts over kids (and former kids) who grew up with him and his fantastic tools.
The general release of “STAND BY ME DORAEMON 2” will start on 4th February 2021 (Thursday) in Singapore, featuring Japanese audio with English and Chinese subtitles. The movie will screen exclusively at Golden Village cinemas including GV Plaza Singapura, GV Vivocity, GV Grand Great World City, GV Funan, GV Bedok, GV Paya Lebar, GV Tiong Bahru, GV Suntec City, GV Tampines, GV City Square, GV Jurong Point, GV Yishun, and GV Bishan.
⏰ Date: 4th February 2021 onwards
📍 Venue: GV Cinemas Islandwide
🎟 Tickets: https://www.gv.com.sg/GVMovieDetails#/movie/7194