Doraemon is a manga series that was created by Hiroshi Fujimoto. This later became an anime series in Japan. The series is based on a robotic cat named Doraemon who travels back in time from the 22nd century. He goes back to help Nobita Nobi, a school boy. The series has now evolved in to online gaming where you can play Doraemon Games on your computer.
The series initially appeared back in December 1969, however Doraemon Magna was brought to the English language in the 1990s. It was never really introduced due to the content nature, that was until its private screening in 2008. These episodes are mostly based on comedies with moral lessons including values, integrity, courage family and respect.
The robotic cat was sent back in time to improve the life of Nobita, who has experienced misery and misfortune throughout his life. In order to change history, Nobi’s family sent back a robot called Doraemon. The stories in this series are focused on everyday struggles with Doraemon trying to provide assistance to the young school boy and help him get by his young struggles.
The main characters are Nobita, Shizuka Minamoto who is Nobita’s girlfriend, Nobita’s friends Gian, a known bully, and Suneo, a spoiled wealthy kid, Nobita’s parents, his school teacher and of course the robot Doraemon.
This manga anime series has grown so much in popularity these days, not only in Japan but in North America. In Japan the character can be seen to be just as popular as Mickey Mouse is in North America and he is widely recognized by anyone in Japan. The stories that are carried out are an excellent look at a child’s eye view of Japanese home life that took place back in the 70s. The positive message and adventure in the story line alone is a great reason to have children watch it.