Stand by Me, the first Doraemon CG film, is expected to hit Singapore theatres on 18 December 2014. This widely popular movie will also be released in over 57 countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and more. The film first premiered on 8 August 2014 in Japan, grossing around 70 million yen domestically on its weekend opening.
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The trailer gives us some insights on Nobita’s future, a future which is not very different from ours. We finally see him graduate, get a job, settle down ( Wait, did he not marry Shizuka? ) and have kids. We also see Doraemon bidding farewell to Nobita. It’s truly a heartwarming story that will surely tug the hearts of many whom had grown to love Doraemon. The film will have the original Doraemon (2005 ) casting with Wasabi Mizuta (Tomonori Michitani in Super Doll Licca chan) as Doraemon, Subaru Kimura (Kanba Takakura in Mawaru Penguindrum) as “the bully” Takeshi, Tomokazu Seki (Shinya Kougami in Psycho-Pass) as Suneo, Yumi Kakazu (Aya Mikage in Ayashi no Ceres) as Shizuka and Megumi Oohara (Natsuhiko Moriaki in Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru) as Nobita. Actor Satoshi Tsumabuki (Suzuki in Waterboys) will voice adult Nobita.
Doraemon, our adorable robot cat, was first featured in a manga by Fujiko Fujio team (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko), in 1969. The manga begins with a boy, Sewashi Nobi, who sent a robotic cat, Doraemon, back to the past in order to help his grandfather, Nobita, get through his life and gain a better future. Over the course of time, Nobita and Doraemon have developed an uncanny friendship. Our ever loving cat, Doraemon, is always there to help Nobita think of quick and easy ways to overcome some of his problems – problems like being bullied in school or getting bad grades. Doraemon brings in some one-of-kind gadgets, Doko demo Doa, Takecopter,etc. from his yojigen-pocket.
Over the years, Doraemon have significantly gained popularity all over the world. It is one of the few mangas ever to get translated in several languages.
Source: Official Website