Joining the Disney combiner and the Mazinger style Hello Kitty, Doraemon, his sister Dorami, Chinpui, mouse-alien Chinpui, tanuki Pokonyan, and other beloved children's manga characters from Fujiko Fujio are set to become a combining Chogokin mecha figure from Bandai. Get a look after the jump.
Earlier this month it was announced that the anime adaptation of Fujiko Fujio's beloved Doraemon manga will be coming to the US on the Disney XD channel this summer. Following up on that, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd. (ShoPro) announced an agreement with their subsidiary, Viz Media, for merchandise rights for the Americas.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun/The Nikkei reports today on May 9 that American digital cable and satellite television channel Disney XD will start airing an anime adaptation of Fujiko Fujio's nationally popular manga Doraemon this summer. The anime has been broadcasted in 35 countries/region, but this is the first time for the US. Hit the jump for more information.
Following the 30-second teaser introduced last November, a 90-second full trailer for Stand by Me Doraemon, the first 3DCG film based on the popular manga series Doraemon created by Fujiko F. Fujio, is now online. It features the theme song by Motohiro Hata. Check the clip after the jump.
As long as he's been around in some form of media, Doraemon has made the cover of countless magazines and books over the years in Japan. Now, he'll be on 51 magazines published by Shogakukan between February 15th to April 7th in Japan. This Doraemon On Cover promotion is for the upcoming film which will open this weekend in Japan and also to celebrate the 80th birthday of the author, Fujiko F Fujio. More after the jump!
Finally, English readers who missed the hard to find bilingual editions have a chance to read Fujiko Fujio's Doraemon, the classic manga about underachieving boy Nobita Nobi and the blue robot cat sent by his descendant in the 22nd century. A digital edition was added to Amazon's Kindle on November 22nd. More after the jump.
Stand by Me Doraemon, the first 3DCG film based on the popular manga series Doraemon created by Fujiko F. Fujio is scheduled to be released in summer 2014. So far 34 2D anime films have been produced since 1980 and all of them were released in early March every year. Check the teaser after the jump.