The cutest anime character is a robot cat whose ears were eaten by mice.

You can’t make this up; A blue cat who used to be yellow was sent from the future to help a “rock da nashi” (useless) elementary school kid and whose ears were eaten by some vicious mice and then turned blue. The cat also has pocket from which the most amazing things appear, for example the “dokedemo” door (the everywhere door), with which you can go anywhere, not only places but also into the future or in the past…much more convenient than a Delorean me think.

Doraemon eating his favorite snack; dorayaki, a pancake like snack filled with red bean paste (anko)

The Doraemon cartoon was created in 1969 by two men team  Fujiko and  Fujio and continued until 1996, the animation which started in 1979 ran for a whopping 1,787 episodes and is still aired today – roughly a decade later. Doraemon and his sidekick Nobuto  are considered something of a national treasure here in Japan. Doraemon is for young and old, the series describe the problems of everyday life in Japan for elementary school kids and their parents and teaches a lesson in a not too over the top way. Like crayon Shinchan or Sazabon,  it is also really funny for adults and kids alike, which is the reason why I at 44 still love to watch it…

Yeah in the early years folks had to imagine the colors as everything was in black and white.

Every Japanese knows Doraemon or Dorachan (Japanese tend to put “chan” behind names to emphasize their cuteness), and in any Japanese house you’ll find some Doraemon related product, may it be a toy, a pen, a notebook, cutlery…it goes on and on.

Doraemon school note for elementary school

Everybody would like to own a Doraemon, a good hearted friend who is not only lovely to look at, but can also make your wishes come true and raises your kids as an extra included bonus. Well the first part of this wish is manageable however the “make your wishes come true” is still far in the future..but who knows, one day…

As usual with great fame comes big responsibi….no I meant merchandise、which takes care of the “I wish I had a doraemon” for both kids and adults.  Let’s have a look what Doraemon inspired or related goods you can get.

A set of 10 collectibles figures with a height of 13 centimeters which can be yours for 41,040 yen, expensive? Sure but they are limited so you have to hurry

. click here for this set

Next up from Variarts these artistic figures dedicated  to the fact that Doraemon turned 100 years old in 2012 and therefore created 100 special designed and artfully crafted Doraemons. Each Doraemon cost around 3000 yen depending on popularity and not all are for sale anymore except on auction sites (which we are happy to explore for you)

Variarts website

Released two years ago, but still available is this awesome giant Doraemon speaker 18,144 yen

Doraemon giant speakersDoraemon giant speakers

Lots of stuffed Doraemons in all sizes for example this 80 cm Dorachan.

Hollwaldぬいぐるみ ドラえもん 可愛い 特大 80センチ
11,800 yen for a 80 cm doll 5,980 yen for a 45 cm doll
Isn’t this the cutest transformer ever?

Superalloy SF robot 18,000 yen

Keep your head warm in winter with this Doraemon hat.

ドラえもん 着ぐるみキャップ(帽子) BAN-003 【どらえもん/キャラクター/仮装/衣装/余興/宴会/イベント用品/パーティーグッズ/通販/販売/コスチューム/コスプレ/着ぐるみ帽子】【歓迎会/送迎会/歓送迎会/お花見/グッズ】
2,480 yen
Or this hoodie for men:

4,958 yen

Hello Kitty meets Doraemon…

1,080 yen

Remember the pirate in the barrel game….well…

STAND BY ME ドラえもん 危機一発
6,500 yen
For 33,800 yen you can get your hands on this Doratch limited edition including variarts figure.

ドラッチ'15-'16リミテッドエディション(Nostalgia)+ヴァリアーツ ドラえもん089

Check here for more Doraemon products

With  pollution, hay fever and colds aka viruses, it’s not a bad idea to wear a mask to protect yourself and others like they do in many Asian countries, but why does it have to be a boring white mask? No Doraemon protects you against it all!

ドラえもん ゴノタンマスク ニヤリ[GNT0131]
2,160 yen
The only Dorachan you can never buy, besides the real/fictional one is this one:

Yes that’s Jean Reno playing Doraemon in a Toyota CM. Yeah I know only in Japan.

By the way, all products as shown on this site are available in Japan, let us know what you want and we’ll look for the cheapest and best option…comparing prices is our job.

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