Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita no Nejimaki City Boukenki

Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Spiral City

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Synonyms: Doraemon: Nobita no Nejimaki Toshi Boukenki, Doraemon: Nobita's Adventure in Clockwork City
Japanese: 映画 ドラえもん のび太のねじ巻き都市[シティー]冒険記
English: Doraemon the Movie: Nobita and the Spiral City
Spanish: Doraemon Película 18: Doraemon y la Fábrica de Juguetes
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 1997
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Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographics: KidsKids, ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.861 (scored by 25242,524 users)
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Ranked: #48242
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Popularity: #8775
Members: 4,642
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After Suneo bragged about having a ranch, Nobita was asked whether or not he has one, pressuring him to say yes. Doraemon won a number of lotteries for useless planets in the belt between Mars and Jupiter. When Suneo and the rest came to see the ranch, Nobita happened to read the last of the lottery number to the go-anywhere-door, leading them to a huge dreamlike area. As Nobita's toy horse pranced around because of the wind-up life gadget, Suneo and the others became interested in doing the same to their toys and let them live in the area. So they decided to make their own clockwork city.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Yamano, Satoko
Theme Song Performance
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Key Animation
Fujiko, Fujio F.
Original Creator


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"Doraemon no Uta (ドラえもんのうた)" by Satoko Yamano

Ending Theme

"Love is you" by Eikichi Yazawa


Mar 16, 2024
My overall take: Built on many intriguing concepts, but doesn't always follow up on them in a satisfying way.

In this movie, Nobita and his friends populate a planet with sentient toys. This movie is a milestone, because it is the final Doraemon movie that the manga author Fujiko F. Fujio worked on before he passed. In fact, he apparently collapsed while drawing the manga that this film was based on, and the rest of the story had to be completed by his company, Fujiko Pro. Without speculating on exactly how that affected the development of this movie, I do feel that Nobita and the Spiral ...

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