A year after classic robot cat from the future anime Doraemon hit the US, the version that Americans got on Disney XD will begin airing on the UK's cable and satellite channel Boomerang on 17 August, with episodes daily at 7:30am. More after the jump.
Two of Japan's largest pop culture properties, Sanrio's Hello Kitty and Fujio Fujiko's Doraemon, are collaborating to create new lines of cross-over character goods. Hit the jump to learn more.
The entire print run of Fujiko Fujio's classic comedy manga, Doraemon, is now available via digital distribution in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last week, anime lost one its classic voices of large, bully characters with the passing of Kazuya Tatekabe, known for his work as Warusa in Time Boken, Tonzura in Yatterman and especially Takeshi "Gian" Goda in Doraemon. The veteran voice actor died of acute respiratory failure at age 80 on June 18th. More after the jump.
Yuu Kobayashi voiced the dog Peko in Doraemon movie Nobita in the New Haunts of Evil - Peko and Five Explorers. As such, she was invited to draw the classic robot cat from the 22nd century. If you've ever seen Ms. Kobayashi unique artistic stylings, you know that this was asking for trouble, especially for beloved kids character.