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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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My greatest manga!!!
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...
even in television this is one of my favorites making me laugh but then again I am shocked that the mangaka died I don't know if they somehow find a way to continue this manga the humor and crazyness!
definitely funny that somehow show morality!
This brings back memories..
This was my 2nd manga. Of course, at the time, I didn't know what manga was. I remember looking forward to it but too bad the mangaka died. It's imaginative and a good childhood read. I gave it a 10 because I did enjoy it.
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
Not just a manga, but a legend. Almost everyone I know doesn't read manga, but every kid grows up with Doraemon. I read it when I was 5 or 6, and after more than 15 years I still love it. My first books got old with time (& many got lost), so I bought them again when they were rereleased.
The best of best
The first manga that I read and because of it I started to read manga. I've reread it for more that 10 years since I bought the 1st volume and I still not bored of it. My personal favorite.
Must read, period.
This is my first manga, and the one that I will eternally remember. Highly imaginative and highly educational with real fun (I could still sit down and re-read all 45 volumes all day)
It isn't flawless, actually, but the greatness really outshines the flaws. It's the best manga I've ever read, a manga that deserves a "legendary" status
20 years older than me...
Doreamon was born in 1964... that's 44 years now! God, how i missed it. One way or another it reminded me of my childhood.
Though the normal version is fun, I prefer the long story version more because they have real adventures on those. My favorite is the Treasure Ship adventure where they end up in the Bermuda Triangle. It was superb XD.
Anyway, no matter how long ago it was, I believe Doraemon is here to stay. The iconic name is even more popular than the word 'anime' or 'manga'. Because I know a lot of people who loves Doraemon but don't know what manga or anime is *sigh*. well, whatever
A great manga
For now i may rate it 3. But if you are young enough to read this (3-13 years old) or you have a child to educate about a honest life, this is it. You can't find anywhere better manga for kid than this.
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.