I’ve watched the Doraemon animated series as a child but I never knew the “whole point” of it. I know that Nobita is a hopeless clutz who gets bullied all the time so Doraemon — a robot cat from the future — was sent out to help him through his so-high-tech-that-science-can’t-even-explain-but-really-cool gadgets, but that’s about it.
Who sent Doraemon? What happens when they’ve grown up? Was Nobita’s feelings for Shizuka ever returned? Did Nobita ever had a happy ending? Did Doraemon eventually ran-out of batteries and got junked? Does Doraemon need charging or does he gets fuel from food?
When I learned about the movie “Stand by Me Doraemon” I got really excited because hello I need proper closure. It’s about time I get the answers to my questions.
In the suburbs of Tokyo some time ago, there lived a 10 year-old boy named Nobita. There appeared in front of him, a boy named Sewashi, Nobita’s descendant of four generations later from the 22nd century and also Doraemon, a 22nd century cat-type caretaker robot who helps people with its secret gadgets. Sewashi claims that his family is suffering from the debts Nobita made even to his generation, so in order to change this disastrous future, he brought along Doraemon as Nobita’s caretaker to bring happiness to his future. Although Doraemon is not happy about this, Sewashi installed an accomplishment program into Doraemon forcing him to take care of Nobita. Unless he makes Nobita happy, Doraemon can no longer go back to the 22nd century. This is how the life of Doraemon and Nobita begins. For anyone who has been a child once, this movie will definitely bring us back to the good old days.
(Source: Viva International Pictures)
The movie was everything I’ve hoped for. The story line is not too complicated. It had the right balance of wonder, a little bit of comedy and a handful of warmth. Definitely a movie I would recommend for everyone who was once a child 🙂