Doraemon is the most famous fictional character in the animated series. It’s created by Fujiko Fujio and the writing team Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko. Doraemon’s city of residency as Kawasaki, Kanagawa, where the cartoon series is created. Japan’s foreign ministry appointed Doraemon as the country’s “anime ambassador” in 2008. His nickname is MS-903, Dora.
Doraemon was conceived by Hiroshi Fujimoto following a series of three events. When searching for ideas for a new cartoon, he wished a machine existed that would come up with ideas for him, he tripped over his daughter’s toy and heard cats fighting in his neighborhood. It is based on comedy and science fiction.
The first full story in the Doraemon Cartoon series was published in January 1970. In December 1969, A pre-advertisement for the manga was published in six different magazines. It is one of the best selling cartoons in the world and has sold over 100 million copies as of 2015.
Original Story of Doraemon:
Doraemon, the robot cat, travels back in time from the 22nd century to help better the life of a boy named Nobita. It’s based on a true story. In the 1950s, Nobita was a little lazy schoolboy. When he was eight years old he affected by Sketchophrenia. In this disease, he saw his imagination in real life. So he cannot see any difference between imagination and the present situation. Nobita imagines a cat in his life, named that cat as Doremon.
He thinks that cat is existence in his real life. His schoolmates make fun of his disease. He was obsessed and locks himself in a room. In that condition, his parents take him to the doctor. Through treatment, he was recovering from the disease. He understands that there have no any Doraemon exists in real life. But he was not able to live without his best friend Doraemon. He committed suicide in that situation. This sad story of Nobita makes people respond. Japanese writer Fujiko set up his mind to create the Doraemon series in the animated version and he did it.
Nobita is a young boy, who scores poor grades and is frequently bullied by his two classmates, Gian and Suneo. Doraemon has a four-dimensional pouch where he stores unexpected gadgets. Gadget can help to improve his and Nobita’s life. He has many unknown gadgets. He got those from The Future Departmental Store, like Bamboo-Copter, a small piece of headgear that can allow its users to fly; Time Kerchief, a handkerchief that can turn a new object to an old one or a person old or young. Another tool which is known as Translator Tool, a cuboid jelly that can allow people to converse in any language across the universe; Designer Camera, a camera that produces dresses; and many more. Nobita’s closest friend and love are Shizuka who becomes his wife in the future and has a child with him named Nobisuke. In most episodes, a typical story consists of Nobita who is taking a gadget from Doraemon for his needs eventually causing more trouble than trying to solve.
Legacy of Doraemon:
- The Foreign Ministry action confirms that Doraemon has come to be considered a Japanese cultural icon.
- In India, its Hindi, Telegu, Tamil, and Bengali translation has been telecasted, where the anime version is the highest-rated kids’ show; winning the Best Show For Kids award twice at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Award India in 2013 and 2015.
- In 2002, Time India magazine acclaimed the character as an “Asian Hero” in a special feature survey.
- An edited English dub distributed by TV Asahi aired on Disney XD in the United States started on July 7, 2014.
- On August 17, 2015, another English dubbed version distributed by Luk Internacional began broadcasting on Boomerang UK.
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