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Now that manga and TV anime have been made into movies, it is regarded as normal for their popular characters to appear on the big screen. Paving the way for this to happen were works created from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. The festival has collected the first wave of popular manga and TV anime that were turned into movies—Lupin the 3rd, Ginga Tetsudo 999, Makoto-chan, and Doraemon. All of these were the original works of manga masters.

While containing the basics of an entertainment piece enjoyed by TV viewers, the movie versions were spiced up a bit so that these popular characters could enchant audiences of the big screen in movie theaters.

The first step started with these works.
Gut wrenching laughter, unexpected tears, and thrilling excitement! You are sure to understand the reasons why these are masterpieces. 

Manga and TV anime First step Special

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(Original Story:Monkey Punch)

DirectorSouji Yoshikawa
Year 1978
VoiceYasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama


A man by the name of Mamo is after the sorcerer's stone that Lupin had stolen from a pyramid in Egypt. Conned by Fujiko who'd conspired with Mamo, Lupin is taken to a deserted island in the Caribbean's. Mamo talks him into immortality, but Lupin ignores him and escapes. Fujiko is captured by Mamo. Will Lupin be able to beat Mamo? 


Galaxy Express 999
(Original Story:Leiji Matsumoto)

Year 1979
VoiceMasako Nozawa, Masako Ikeda


The first of the cinematic version of the Galaxy Express series. The series paved way for an unprecedented SF anime boom. The story is set in the future where humans can exchange their bodies for immortal, robotic counterparts. As young Tetsuro is unable to purchase a mechanical body himself, he longs to travel on board the Galaxy Express 999 which can take him to a planet where they give out robotic bodies freely. After the death of his mother at the hands of the robotic Count Mecha, Tetsuro is given a ticket to go on board the Galaxy Express 999 by a mysterious beauty, Maetel. Together they leave Earth.


(Original Story:Kazuo Umezu)

DirectorTsutomu Shibayama
Year 1980
VoiceKazuko Sugiyama, Rihoko Yoshida


Makoto-chan is an energetic brat who is full of curiosity. He is determined to win the "Best Child Award" at his kindergarten, but his life is just too busy. He declares himself the boyfriend of a Momoe Yamaguchi-lookalike woman who's heartbroken, in effect, getting in her way of fi nding a husband; he fi nds a sparrow's egg and desperately warms it up. Finally, it's the day before the Award day.

©藤子プロ・小学館・テレビ朝日 1980

Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur
(Original Story:Fujiko・F・Fujio)

DirectorHiroshi Fukutomi
Year 1980
VoiceNobuyo Oyama, Noriko Ohara


The first of the feature-length Doraemon movie. A dinosaur is born from a fossilized egg which Nobita fi nds by accident. Nobita and Doraemon name the dinosaur Piisuke and begin raising it and develop friendship with Piisuke. As the Piisuke grows bigger, they decide to return him to the Cretaceous period. During the time travel they face many obstacles including getting attacked by mysterious dinosaur-hunters and a breakdown of the time-machine.