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Jul 29, 2013 11:03 AM
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According to Manga Comics Manga, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 that Doraemon will soon be published in English for the first time. The title will start coming out fall 2013 for the Amazon Kindle. Currently print publication isn't being looked into. The volumes will be full color.

Doraemon is a well-know iconic children's manga in Japan. It is about a robot cat from the future who can pull anything from his pocket. He travels back in time to help a young boy named Nobita Nobi.

The manga ran from 1969 to 1996 and was written and created by the duo known as F. Fujio Fujiko. Doraemon has also had three anime TV series adaptations, including one that ran from 1979 to 2005. There have also been a number of feature films based on the series.

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Jul 29, 2013 11:05 AM

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It's about damn time. I mean, it's actually pretty surprising that such a famous manga in Japan took this long to be localized.
 
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Jul 29, 2013 11:09 AM

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Wait does this mean I'll be able to actually add Doraemon to my collection?

Oh god yes!
 
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Jul 29, 2013 11:10 AM

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To see how late the English version is compared to other (mainly Asian) countries, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-Japanese_Doraemon_versions

Hong Kong got the license to publish it back in 1976 !! (it was the first manga release of Doraemon outside Japan)
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So MAL finally starts locking news threads that are only a few weeks old?

I wonder where was the announcement of this change? Or we are seeing yet another case of changes made that impacted users but not communicated to them?

I wonder how long people would put up with this.

As much as I have a bunch of information to share about anime announced recently I cannot share it in news board, and the anime series is too disorganized and chaotic to share information except with people already interested in the particular series.
 
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Jul 29, 2013 11:12 AM

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symbv said:
To see how late the English version is compared compared to other (mainly Asian) countries, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-Japanese_Doraemon_versions

Hong Kong got the license to publish it back in 1976 !! (it was the first manga release of Doraemon outside Japan)

well...just in time ;)
 
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Jul 29, 2013 11:18 AM

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Consider me curious.
 
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Jul 29, 2013 11:23 AM

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Doraemon's always been one of those series I've felt like such a failure for never experiencing given how iconic it is.
(not that I had much choice but yeah)
 
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Jul 29, 2013 11:55 AM

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doraemon1992 should be happy about this.
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Jul 29, 2013 11:56 AM

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Klonoa79H said:
Consider me curious.

KININARIMASU.
 
Jul 29, 2013 11:56 AM

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alright now u have attention
 
Jul 29, 2013 11:56 AM

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Excellent. I'll be keeping my eye on this.
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Jul 29, 2013 12:38 PM

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That was really late...

 
Jul 29, 2013 12:40 PM

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took long enough...
 
Jul 29, 2013 12:51 PM

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Better late than never :3
 
Jul 29, 2013 12:53 PM

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My jaw was on the ground when I read that announcement yesterday. It's one of the 3 series I've wanted to experience for decades for the sake of history.


 
Jul 29, 2013 12:57 PM

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it's not a little late for this? lol but well great news for those who love that kitty robot.


 
Jul 29, 2013 12:57 PM

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Awesome :P

This bought me some nostologia.
 
Jul 29, 2013 1:03 PM

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I've never even read it yet I'm so excited.
 
Jul 29, 2013 1:04 PM

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Wow this is indeed surprising, I wasn't aware this wasn't published in English, as I myself started reading this in spanish 10 years ago...
 
Jul 29, 2013 1:31 PM

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wait.... the doraemon manga never got localized???
i thought since it was so popular that it already was.
oh well i guess it'll be cool to officially read it now.
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Jul 29, 2013 2:05 PM

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Better late than never...I enjoyed watching the anime when I was little so I think i will buy it for the old days.
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:13 PM

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YES, my childhood
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:28 PM

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I've heard so much about this series! I'll totally support it's release.
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:33 PM

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i'm glad and the 12 year old me would've freaked out at this lol
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Jul 29, 2013 2:37 PM

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The first manga I read
Happy to hear this
 
Jul 29, 2013 2:57 PM

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Wow so nostalgic. I grew up with Doraemon, after almost forgetting about it I see this. Amazing news.
 
Jul 29, 2013 3:06 PM
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1 of the true big three all that needs to happpen now is for the anime to be shown [ in its proprer form on us tv]

th3 other 2 in the bigg three one will never be took tp the us
the other many do

and now just Kochi Kame is needed ofr us relses in Manga form and then the us would have had the three biggest selliung manga ever relses there
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Jul 29, 2013 3:35 PM

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DateYutaka said:
1 of the true big three all that needs to happpen now is for the anime to be shown [ in its proprer form on us tv]

th3 other 2 in the bigg three one will never be took tp the us
the other many do

and now just Kochi Kame is needed ofr us relses in Manga form and then the us would have had the three biggest selliung manga ever relses there


I wouldn't rule out Anpanman yet.


 
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Hoppy said:
DateYutaka said:
1 of the true big three all that needs to happpen now is for the anime to be shown [ in its proprer form on us tv]

th3 other 2 in the bigg three one will never be took tp the us
the other many do

and now just Kochi Kame is needed ofr us relses in Manga form and then the us would have had the three biggest selliung manga ever relses there


I wouldn't rule out Anpanman yet.


i was aluding to sazae san dude that will never happen cuase that would coase to much
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Jul 29, 2013 3:40 PM
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After all this time!!!
 
Jul 29, 2013 3:54 PM

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Holy Smokes, I totally have been Hoping I would be able to read this Manga some day.

Behold of my awesomeness~
 
Jul 29, 2013 5:15 PM
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Jul 29, 2013 5:16 PM
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About damn time indeed. I'm surprised it took em this long to get such a famous and well loved series to make it to the US. Glad it's finally getting some attention. Now lets hope they release it in original right to left format!
 
Jul 29, 2013 5:21 PM

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hmph i am pleased
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Jul 29, 2013 5:28 PM

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Praise the manga gods!!!

ばんざい!
 
Jul 29, 2013 9:13 PM

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Oh dang. xD
 
Jul 29, 2013 9:40 PM

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Awesome!

...Except that it's on the Kindle. Darn it.
 
Jul 30, 2013 1:27 AM

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Lol i been reading the comic in english many MANY years ago.
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Jul 30, 2013 4:55 AM

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owned almost every single volume in Indonesian edition, glad the series would have another attention in the west.
 
Jul 30, 2013 5:06 AM

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Great every kid should know Doraemon
 
Jul 30, 2013 5:32 AM

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Feel sorry for American people.
 
Jul 30, 2013 11:10 AM

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Ahh this brings back memories, My favorite manga and anime of my childhood. Still have heaps of merchandise i collected back then, its great to see the love is still out there for this amazing series :D
 
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Finally, I might pick up this manga again because I lost interest (I bought 5 volumes of Doraemon translated into my local language and read them all)
 
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