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.
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…
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.
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.
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)
Released two years ago, but still available is this awesome giant Doraemon speaker 18,144 yen
Lots of stuffed Doraemons in all sizes for example this 80 cm Dorachan.
Isn’t this the cutest transformer ever?
Keep your head warm in winter with this Doraemon hat.
Or this hoodie for men:
Hello Kitty meets Doraemon…
Remember the pirate in the barrel game….well…
For 33,800 yen you can get your hands on this Doratch limited edition including variarts figure.
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!
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.