Keroro is another long running television series which offers, more of less, what Doraemon does. Character devises a plan/Gets a new gadget to play with -> Character messes up -> Karma -> Rinse and repeat. Keroro does change its formula every once in a while and offers a much more serious narrative. The stakes are higher (in some cases) in Keroro, while Doraemon plays its cards much safer.
- Gintama makes quite some Doraemon allusions and parodies. There are obvious ones and less obvious ones
- While the vast majority of Doraemon episodes consist of very short gag stories, there are occasionally also ones, which fall out of the usual typical-traditional-Doraemon formula. These are sometimes itself parodies, absolutely totally absurdly over the top, have Sci-Fi, Fantasy and occasionally even Adventure and Action elements and more than just once a quite touching part to it, just as many Gintama episodes have as well.