Doraemon (1979)


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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ドラえもん
English: Doraemon
Spanish: Doraemon
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Type: TV
Episodes: 1787
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1979 to Mar 18, 2005
Premiered: Spring 1979
Broadcast: Fridays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi, Asatsu DK
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Demographics: KidsKids, ShounenShounen
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.841 (scored by 3860338,603 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2766
Members: 64,590
Favorites: 632

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Nobita Nobi is a normal fourth grade student. This all changes, however, when a blue robotic cat appears from his desk drawer. Calling himself Doraemon, this robot tells Nobita that his future descendants from the 22nd century live in poverty because of all the mistakes he made. Therefore, they have sent Doraemon to serve as a guide and mentor to Nobita, so that their future may change for the better. What Doraemon comes to learn, though, is that Nobita is the weakest and laziest student in the whole school.

To assist in his quest, Doraemon has a four-dimensional pocket with him, in which he keeps various machines and gadgets from the future. Unfortunately, these often result in even more trouble for Nobita. Will Doraemon really be able to achieve his mission of changing Nobita, or will he remain as he is?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shibayama, Tsutomu
Watanabe, Ayumu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Moriwaki, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hara, Keiichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Doraemon no Uta" by Kumiko Oosugi (eps 1-156, 618-1199)
2: "Boku Doraemon" by Nobuyo Oyama, Koorogi '73 (eps 157-617)
3: "Doraemon no Uta" by Satoko Yamano (eps 1200-1681)
4: "Doraemon no Uta" by Tokyo Purin (eps 1682-1705)
5: "Doraemon no Uta" by Misato Watanabe (eps 1706-1752)
6: "Doraemon no Uta" by AJI (eps 1753-1787)

Ending Theme

1: "Doraemon Ekaki-uta (Extra ED theme song)" by Nobuyo Oyama
2: "Aoi Sora wa Pocket sa" by Kumiko Oosugi
3: "Doraemon Ondo (Extra ED theme song)" by Nobuyo Oyama, Koorogi '73
4: "Dorami-chan Ekaki-uta (Extra ED theme song)" by Keiko Yokozawa
5: "Maru-gao no Uta" by Nobuyo Oyama
6: "Boku-tachi Chikyuu-jin" by Mitsuko Horie
7: "Aozora-tte Iina" by Mitsuko Horie
8: "Ashita mo Tomodachi" by Yui Nishiwaki
9: "Boku Doraemon 2112" by Nobuyo Oyama, Koorogi '73
10: "Mata Aeru Hi made" by YUZU
11: "Tanpopo no Uta" by THE ALFEE
12: "YUME-biyori" by Hitomi Shimatani
13: "Aa Iina!" by W [Double You]
14: "Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo" by Wasabi Mizuta


Jan 5, 2014
Clear all of your previous jaundice, because Doraemon is not as clear and transparent as it would seem on the surface; it should not be simply considered as another anime on par with the pace of all of the classics of anime. With its immensely large number of episodes, and the repetitiveness of its plot line in line with flat characters that hardly undergo any change, it is easy to assume that the anime is simply about the numerous different gadgets that Doraemon brought back from the future. To change your perspective, you only need an open mind, then you will see the truth as ...
Mar 13, 2017
Mixed Feelings
The story centers around a complete loser who is lazy, stupid, irresponsible, and wears a pair of impossibly large glasses. He is in love with a girl in his class but he never had the courage to tell her how he feels. He is constantly being bullied by two boys in the neighborhood: a fat guy with confidence in his athletic abilities with a heart of gold and a wealthy boy who's got a bird's beak for mouth. In 22nd century, Skynet decided to send advanced robots back to the present day to destroy humanity. Skynet sent different robots to different countries, and for Japan, ...
Mar 7, 2017
These days it goes against the grain for a person to rip on a cult classic.
Allow me to do just that, write a review that'll do this series justice.

Art 4/10:
Severely dated, by today standards this series comes off immediately as an eyesore. Absolutely pathetic by the 80s animation criteria. This series came out around the time of the VHS era, the time when animation was purely hand drawn and devoid of any graphical rendering from CGI. I am a sap for smooth hand drawn animation and I can sympathise if the series cannot deliver those moments all the time, since that demands painful labours ...

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