Eiga Doraemon Nobita to Midori no Kyojinden
映画 ドラえもん のび太と緑の巨人伝
Nobita and the Green Giant Legend 2008
Doraemon The Future 2008, or fully known as Nobita and the Green Giant Legend 2008 (Eiga Doraemon Nobita to Midori no Kyojinden, 映画 ドラえもんのび太と緑の巨人伝), is an anime film that was released in Japan on March 8, 2008.
The story is based on the story in volume 26 “Forest is living” and in volume 33 “Goodbye Ki-bō”. This movie is not a remake, however, Ki-bō has appeared already in the 1992 film, “Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds”. The name Ki-bō comes from the words “Ki” (木?) meaning tree, and “Bō” (棒?) meaning a wooden stick. The word Ki-bō also comes from the word “Kibō” (希望?), which means hope. The catch phrase of this movie is “僕らの希望が未来を動かす” (our hope moves the future), which Ki-bō’s name can be referred to. Voices of Roku-chan and Moya-kun were done by anonymous children who were chosen.
The film was illustrated as manga on the February and March edition of CoroCoro Comic. Then it was released as the 25th film tankōbon, which may be bought at the theater. As the 4th “Sega=Doraemon” project, an action-adventure game was also released on March 6, 2008 entitled, Doraemon Nobita to Midori no Kyojinden DS (ドラえもん のび太と緑の巨人伝?).