Who is Doraemon
|Doraemon is a cat-like robot from the 22nd century of the future. See
He's my favorite Japanese manga character! The story behind Doraemon differs depending on who you hear it from, but basically Doraemon was sent back in time to help a young boy, Nobita. Nobita is a 4th grade boy living in a Tokyo suburb who is destined to made some mistakes in life. Looking back from the 22nd century, Nobita's great-great-great-great grandson can see that if Nobita hadn't made so many mistakes, the family would be better off in the 22nd century. Therefore the grandson decides to send his robot back to help Nobita. Doraemon can help Nobita by pulling neat gadgets out of his 4-dimensional pocket.
It would really help if I could read the actual Japanese versions of the manga, but even grade-school children's comics are beyond my Japanese ability right now. I can't wait until my Japanese is better and I can read about Doraemon's adventures first hand. But, for now, I can look at the pictures!
I also love watching the Doraemon TV show. It's on every Friday at 7pm. I don't understand more than 10% of what is being said, but it's still fun to watch!
The above paragraphs were written in October of 1998. It is now February of 2000 and I CAN read Doraemon's comic books and I can understand at least 50% of his TV show. Thus, all my Japanese studies have paid off!
Why I love Doraemon
|I am just Doraemon crazy. For no particular reason, I think he is the cutest character. I liked Garfield when I was a kid, but I don't remember buying alot of Garfield merchandise. I especially love to buy Doraemon's merchandise. I've tried all sorts of new foods just because Doraemon endorses the food!|
|I am just Doraemon crazy. For no particular reason, I think he is the cutest character. I especially love to buy his merchandise. I've tried all sorts of new foods just because Doraemon endorses the food!|