Today is a special day because you will find one of the most popular and the most successful anime globally, Doraemon.
Doraemon was created as a manga, written by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series is about a robotic cat called Doraemon, who came back from the future to help a student, Nobita Nobi.
Animated Pictures of Doraemon
Most of Doraemon’s episodes are humorous, with moral lessons about values such as honesty, perseverance, courage, family, and respect.
Several issues related to the environment appear in the stories, such as endangered species, deforestation, and pollution. In March 2008, Japan’s foreign ministry appointed Doraemon as its first “anime ambassador”.
The ministry’s speaker explained the new decision to help people in other countries better understand Japanese anime and deepen their interest in Japanese culture. The foreign ministry’s action confirms that Doraemon has come to be considered a Japanese cultural icon.
Back in the anime, Doraemon has no ears because a mouse attacked him. Consequently, he is afraid of mice. However, he has no problem listening.
Doraemon has a pocket from which he can produce future gadgets (dogu). Thousands of gadgets have already been presented in the anime and manga Doraemon.
The best-known gadget is a bamboo helicopter (taketombo) in a small hat that allows flying. The dokodemo door is another one of Doraemon’s famous gadgets. It will enable them to travel to any place when being crossed.
Doraemon’s name can be translated as “scattered cat”. However, Doraemon loves dorayaki, and the series makes a pun with it in his name and his favorite food.
Dorayaki is a Japanese dessert consisting essentially of two pancakes with sweet red bean paste in the middle. Doraemon has undoubtedly helped to promote dorayaki sales in Japan over the years.
Most Doraemon episodes follow more or less the same formula. Nobita, an ordinary child, gets into some problem. For example, he often has issues with a bully in the neighborhood.
So Nobita always looks for Doraemon to help solve his problem. Usually, Doraemon provides good advice. However, Nobita is always looking for an urgent solution and presses Doraemon to find this quick solution.
After some hesitation, Doraemon offers a quick solution, with the help of a gadget. Finally, Nobita usually gets in trouble with the gadget, and some lesson is learned.