How can I not give perfect score to this masterpiece? I already heard from a lot of people saying that its gonna be really sad and this and that, but I never known that it is REALLY THAT sad. So grab your tissue before watching. At least a box.
Story : 10/10
The story starts from their first meeting (i suppose the first chapter?) so everyone can watch it even if they have never watched Doraemon before.
At first both of them just wanted to finish their own goal, but then It's very sweet how their relationship grows as they spend their time together. The story is
pretty straightforward, similar with the Anime, where Nobita is such a failure in life and Doraemon come to rescue with his magic pocket. The main difference is the movie gives more focus about Nobita's struggle in his love life.
Something that bug me is that I feel Doraemon is so mean (this is very subjective, however for people who already watch Doraemon's kindness to Nobita in the anime may feel this way too). Doraemon thinks Nobita is hopeless and seem to hates him, but then it changes (pretty suddenly). I think the movie is too short to show all the hardships they've been trough, but still they managed to wrap it all perfectly.
Art & Sound 10/10
The CG is just amazing.
Deep. How they develop each character is amazing, especially Nobita. From a fail lazy kid, becoming a brave and responsible young adult. For Doraemon, I still think they need more scene to show how his feelings to Nobita had changed.
Overall, this movie is amazing!! i love it~ Sometimes I can't even see what's happening because of my eyes flooded with tears. This may be the final episode of Doraemon, but the other OVAs are still coming so u don't have to feel lonely!
As a long time fans of Doraemon i think any opinion or thoughts about this movie will be biased, but that comes with a price, high expectation. Don't have high expectation because this movie doesn't give you any new story, it's just a renewed recaps of Doraemon's best episodes. Won't tell you which ones.
The thing is, the pacing is bad. Like cardiac arrest bad. Suddenly it's going so fast, and suddenly it's going so slow when there's part that could be skipped. Stand By Me skipped what's important and extend what's not.
That's where the visuals kick in. Bang. I will never feel the same about
Take-copter after seeing this movie. It's so mindblowing. Doraemon, Shizuka, and Nobita look cute and adorable. Gouda still the badass he is in the manga, and Suneo is still as annoying. Visuals are the best thing in Stand By Me Doraemon because it gives us a new look, a more updated look that keeps us watching the literally same story from the manga version.
If the visual is not enough, there's still the soundtracks and scoring. It captures Doraemon's tone perfectly by using acoustic guitar, and using melodramatic piano tone in the perfect timing. Once again, if you don't like the visual, at least you'll like the soundtrack.
Or the seiyuu. Kudos on the seiyuu. Some moments won't be as great as it was if they change seiyuu into another seiyuu.
Overall, it's a good watch. If you are not a fan, you might love this movie because you (maybe, hopefully) don't know the story.
If you are a fan, it's still nice seeing your childhood relived.
At the first till almost end, the story is so fine, even it feel like the pace was a bit fast. But, the ending wasn't feel right, I think it will better if it end in 10min earlier than original (I don't want to spoil it), when the most touching moment happens.
I think it has Unique art in characters expression, and of course with the scene background.
The seiyus are good enough eventough I think it will be better if their adapt more.
I like the characters design, especially Adult Shizuka, she was so cute and mature, the rest all the same,
they look a like with the series.
After all This movie satisfied me after waiting it for so long, as a fan of Doraemon series since I were a kid, I'm glad to saw this one.
Stand By Me Doraemon is one of the best Doraemon movies, one of the best anime movies I've seen, and easily the best CGI reboot of a franchise I've ever seen.
When this film was first announced, I was skeptical when I saw that it was in a CG animation style. I was not sure how the human characters would look, or how the manga style would be adapted into 3D. Thankfully, the artists did an amazing job at not only representing the characters well, but the crazy expressions from the manga. The designs are still simplistic, but just slightly touched up and not overly realistic
to the point of looking creepy. The voice actors all give an amazing performance and capture the spirit of the characters perfectly.
The story basically centers around Nobita Nobi wondering what his future would be like, and the possibility of Doraemon leaving. I like that in the future segments, we don't just see what Nobita's life will be like, but also the secondary characters as well. It's nice when a story is written to focus on one particular character, but doesn't ignore the rest of the cast.
And the ending...even though I've seen this movie before, I always end up crying. Just the pure emotion captured near the end gets the viewer caught up. This movie sends a powerful message about friendship, family, self-worth, and having hope for the future. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The only issue I have with this movie is that not enough people have seen it! Sadly I cannot reveal a lot about the plot, as it's an experience you should have for yourself, but I hope anyone who sees this review is at least somewhat inspired to watch this movie.
Stand By Me is the latest Doraemon movie, and there are some rumours says that this is the last Doraemon movie that will show the "true ending" of Doraemon.
Stand By Me is kinda a review for the entire series of Doraemon. basically, Nobita's descendant sent Doraemon to change Nobita's future so he'll have a better future, which kinda make a paradox, i'll explain later. Doraemon has only one misson: make Nobita happy, after that he must go back to the future. and so, Doraemon help Nobita by using his advanced tool from 21st century so Nobita can make friends and get closer to Shizuka,
the one who he loves. but, after Nobita is happy.. Doraemon's mission is over right?
earlier i mention it is a paradox. why? let me explain: at first, Nobita will marry Giant's sister, Jaiko. unfortunately, Nobita got a lot of debt because some accident. so his descendant sent Doraemon to change that future, including his marriage with Shizuka. but if he marry Shizuka, his descendant from Jaiko won't be born right? if he wasn't even born, of course he can't send Doraemon right?
aside from that, the movie is very funny. there are many moments where i can't stop my laughing, especially seeing Nobita's reaction when he watch Shizuka hugs Dekisugi in front of him. i can't believe i read something like that when i was young :p
yes, this movie is very funny, but did it make me cry at the end? no. Stand by Me climax is when Doraemon finally finish his misson to make Nobita happy, and he must go back to future. it's supposed to be a heartbreaking moment, but somehow, i can't get that emotion. it feesl a bit rushed at the end. maybe if they make it 5-10 minutes longer to set up that climax, i would cry, but that didn't happen.
what about their art and sound? i didn't watch many 3D movies before, but i like this very much. the animation when Nobita fly with bamboo-copter is amazing, and the sound is good too. it gets me excited like a little boy.
overall the movie is good. it makes me laugh, the animation and sound is great, but still i'm kinda disappointed about the ending. i was hoping when i walk off the cinema after i watch this movie, i'll cry.
but it didn't happen
instead, i was laughing, remembering all of Nobita's reaction when he see Shizuka hugs Dekisugi
As my introduction to the Doraemon series I was not expecting much.
I had many questions: how do I watch this anime, in what order should I watch this anime; should I watch movies before watching the series, should I consider which movie(s) to watch without significant spoilers, etc. The answer is Doraemon is episodic, you can watch it in whichever order you like. I had no idea this film was 2014, when I stared I picked a Doraemon movie at random - I now love Doraemon.
~Story & Character Development~
The story revolves around an elementary school student, Noby, and his everyday struggle as a walking
disaster. One day a magical robot cat called Doraemon and Noby's relative from the 22nd century come out of his dresser drawer from the future. They've come back in time to fix the horrible events which would ensue if Noby would continue his everyday life - his future is distasteful and utter ruin, as well for his relatives in the future. They've come to change his choices and fix the future. Doraemon refuses, but is forced to due to a program that makes him help Noby until he is 'happy' (fixed future). The relationship doesn't start off smooth but soon they become friends and shenanigans begin. This of course is only the start of the movie.
CG animation isn't for everyone, but this show really overlooks CG. It's wonderfully looking, this isn't your rag-tag cheap budget CG. The animation is smooth and continuous, no laps or tearing.
I didn't even consider it being CG after about 10 minutes into the show, it had no ill-effect.
Nothing negative here, everything seemed to fit in this department.
(Stand By Me) Doraemon had me emotionally attached, at one point I was telling myself I wouldn't cry. By the end of the movie I was running to the washroom to get a roll of toilet paper to bring back into my room. I was not expecting this, I was not expecting a show about a robot cat to resonate such emotion within me. It's silly really, but isn't that what anime is all about?
Stand By Me Doraemon is a masterpiece.
Show your kids, show your spouse, show your parents.
Buy a copy.
Then start watching the rest of the series.
Ok so doraemon was part of my childhood so watching this film feels so nostalgic about the good old days when i was a kid who would doraemon on tv everyday.
The art and visuals are amazing to look at, so even though i knew the story, i still appreciated looking at the viusuals
sound design was outstanding, really evokes emotion and feelings.
Characters were also extremely in-character to their anime selves so it was good there too.
The only gripe i had was the ending I didnt like it at all. Doraemon leaving was a tear-jerker and so ruining it by bringing him back to the present 10
mins later was so anti-climatic. i might have appreciated it more if this happened to adult nobita or nobita's son since it has been a while and nobita has grown and matured on his own and seeing his old friend after so many years would have been a great ending but having doraemon come back to present day nobita after so little time was annoying and a bad move
So honestly it was a great movie and extremely nostalgic to watch and while the art sound and characters were on-point the ending kinda ruined the movie by removing the bitter-sweetness that would've given the movie a perfect end.
If you're a Doraemon fan or Doraemon has been spending your childhood with you, you definitely need to watch this. The 3DVG effects is amazing. I personally don't like Nobita due to his ridiculous personality. However, he looks really cute in the movie and same goes to others. All of them have incredibly smooth skin, pink cheek and radiant eyes. As much as I hate Nobita, I actually cried a lot in the movie because of him. And it was unbelievable because I already knew the ending for a really long time. The movie was just too touching. I didn't expect it to be this
good, really. Or maybe I'm just too sentimental, I don't know.
So if you plan to watch it, prepare some tissues, just in case. Have fun watching it and I can assure you that you won't regret! Thank you Doraemon for giving me a wonderful childhood. It was a blessing to know you. =D