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Doraemon, a cat shaped robot which came from the 22nd century in the future, goes back in time in order to help Nobita, a below average lazy kid, to make his life less miserable and improve his descendent's life. With many of Doreamon's gadgets from the future, Nobita's life will never be the same.

Note: It was awarded the first Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga in 1982 and also won the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Grand Prize in 1997.


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v.12 c.215-216 by Forgotten Scans (8d ago)
v.12 c.214 by Forgotten Scans (50d ago)
v.12 c.212-213 by Forgotten Scans (51d ago)
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45 Volumes (Complete/Discontinued - Due to mangaka's death)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (327 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.87 / 10.0
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October 31st 2015, 8:17pm PST



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Tentou Mushi (Shogakukan)

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Fujiko F. Fujio Productions [Add] (digital; upcoming)

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by kasekimizu
October 7th, 2007, 10:18pm
Doraemon is probably as iconic in Japan (probably all of east asia) as the Simpsons is in the US. But obviously Doraemon is the better one to bring up children with (if you MUST stick them in front of a TV that is). It is imaginative, whimsical, educational, and just plain fun. Our protagonist Nobita is for the most part a pretty useless kid who doesn't stand out in any way (aside from massive laziness). But he has a good heart and we find that out from the adventures he shares with Doraemon, and sometimes his friends along for the ride. Doraemon, the talking robotic cat sent by one of Nobita's scions from the future is both the heart and the facilitator of the series. Doraemon sort of acts as Nobita's mentor, moral compass...and genie (because he's basically capable of doing anything with one of the gadges he pulls from his dimensional pocket). To me, the series is mostly about morality, the choices that you make and what you learn from them. Nobita gets into some serious trouble by mis-using Doraemon's gadgets and he learns his lesson by going back and fixing them.

Something else important to the series is Nobita's support network, his friends and family. This is important because despite all of Nobita's adventures he has to answer to his parents in the end. That is the framework of the series. His friends on the other hand will at times encourage misbehavior, but in the end they can solve their problems together.

For a children's series it is both true to life and bigger than life. A can't miss.

... Last updated on October 7th, 2007, 10:20pm
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a must in manga   
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by iamandragon
April 8th, 2006, 11:27am
If you havn't read Doraemon you can't call yourself a manga reader.
if you havn't dreamed for having a gadget from Doraemon you can't call yourself a person with imagination! A MUST if you are a human, regardless of nations!
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by Wanderer11
May 3rd, 2011, 9:10pm
My childhood. I was practically raised by this manga due to the fact my parents were often busy. I don't think I turned out too badly nowaday. Definitely one of the best children manga out there. Wonder if I should have this educated my children too. hmm.. lol. *love* Doraemon.
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My greatest manga!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cruz
April 14th, 2011, 12:53pm
Anyone, please...please help me come back to the past...when I was 10 or more...watching Doraemon every Friday...this is one of the most beautiful moments of my life...thanks God 3F to enrich my childhood...
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You'll never see manga like this again   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gt79
June 21st, 2013, 3:35am
This series... makes me so nostalgic for the past. There's an air of absolute honesty in this series with the way the author delivers his messages (and they can be very heavy ones too, even in comparison to adult manga). I remember in one of the stories Nobita time travelled into the past when Halley's comet showed itself in Japan, apparently people freaked out because they thought it would take oxygen from the atmosphere. The series often provides a personal look into old school Japan, from wars to mythology and folklore. Nobita's uncle was saved by an elephant that remembered him visiting the zoo, and Nobita saved the elephant from air raids and officials in WW2 Japan. Nobita's dad had to dig trenches as a child at a monastery in preparation of war.

I really can't call this a children's manga, because many adults can learn a lot of things as well. Which one of us has never wished to clone ourselves to work in-place of ourself? To have machine that passes laws automatically? I think people fantasize about things like that all the time, and its interesting how the author shows you the error of such actions

I really miss this series, and it saddens me to think that there won't be anything quite like it in today's manga. Sincere, Powerful and Profound, in such a family friendly format. The humor is also excellent, having meaning behind the comedy which is often failure at using Dora's tools

Sad to see that the series is only translated up to 8 volumes, I could help translate if my mother had not thrown away all my Doraemon comics (which as funny as it is, pisses me off to no end. I had almost all of them)

... Last updated on June 21st, 2013, 3:53am
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My precious   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aika
February 18th, 2014, 2:47am
Precious. The only word that can describe the title 'Doraemon' in my heart. Doraemon is probably the very first manga I've read when I was little. The story is about a robot from the future that came to rescue a boy that lives a miserable life, throughout the story the author focused on many valuable lessons, life morals and encouragement, filled with fun and laughter. There is way more to put about this award winning title, but I wish to describe them in one word ; Precious. Doraemon is the title that you'll remember when recalling your childhood. Doraemon is the manga that I'll read every night before sleep.

Many generations have passed, the legacy of Doraemon is still standing tall. Thank you sir Hiroshi Fujimoto. 10/10 no doubt.
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The Embodiment of My Childhood   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
February 16th, 2014, 10:50pm
It was exactly that.

I spent my childhood watching Doremon, Naruto, Sakura Card Captor... These three were my life back then ha ha ha.
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Love this till death!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SunRises
October 8th, 2011, 9:25am
10 isn't enough. I'd give this series much more than that. Doraemon is simply amazing. Everyone, from a child to an adult, can enjoy this series. Doraemon and his friends stay as my all time favorite characters forever. No matter what manga I read in the future, this position won't change.
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by elfwyne
April 18th, 2010, 10:32pm
I remember reading this a long, looooong time ago. I always love finding out what strange & new inventions Doraemon pulls out of his pocket. Even long after the story was over, I find myself imagining what it would be like if we had the things Doraemon had. This manga doesn't stop telling its story even after you put it down. (Oh, if I could only get my hands on that 'anywhere door'! Imagine all the free, instant vacations I could have!)

... Last updated on April 18th, 2010, 10:34pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkry
March 8th, 2014, 11:08am
Just like other people, this manga was one part of my childhood. After I think about it, so lucky the manga is published completely in my country, and the anime is still being aired even now, make it about... at least more than 15 years, still in the same time slot as I had always watched it more than 10 years ago! The manga is one of the earliest manga I read, and the anime was something I always waited for every week when I was a child. Really, remembering Doraemon always means remembering my childhood.
One thing that struck me is that, when I was a child, I'm jealous for the magical tools Nobita would get from Doraemon. Then now, re-reading it, I still am jealous for Nobita, but, for having someone that always there for him, no matter how bad the side he showed to him :')
I think it's truly recommended manga for children. It teaches you that your doings will always come back to you. Well, at least that's the thing I found happened in many, many chapters. And really, once it went heartwarming, it really was heartwarming, like, in a chapter where Doraemon had to left, but he really is worried about Nobita :'(
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