You might be familiar with the Ghibli Museum, but there is a Doraemon Museum near Tokyo: the Fujiko F.Fujio Museum, which celebrates all his works, specially that of Doraemon.
The museum is located in Kawasaki-city, and is well connected. So, you can arrive comfortably from Tokyo. The museum is cute and displays Fujio’s work, as well as lots of Doraemon. It is really “kawaii” and a must-go if you are visiting Tokyo.
The real name of Fujiko F. Fujio was Hiroshi Fujimoto. He created lots of sweet manga plenty with dreams, hope, courage, curiosity, and friendship.
Today’s Word is: Gianism (ジャイアニズム)
(actual pronunciation: jaianizumu)
Gianism is a Japanese-coined English that originates from a Doraemon character, Gian, aka Takeshi Goda.
Gian is usually portrayed as a school bully who always picks on protagonist Nobita.
In one episode of Doraemon, he said “We are friends, and are are allies, aren’t we? That means your belongings are mine, and my belongings are mine.”
This utterly unreasonable motto of Gian has left such a strong impression to readers, the term “Gianism” was eventually coined and became a common expression (usually used jokingly) for anyone or any organizations with such selfish philosophy.
Do you know anyone around you who can be identified with Gianism?
Doraemon, as you may already know, is one of the most popular manga/cartoon loved by Japanese people. A cat-shaped robot Doraemon from the 22th century travels to the past to aid a young boy Nobita. It is generally regarded as a story about friendship, courage, and morals. It’s a family-friendly show.
However, if you ever read the original manga, you’ll find that Doraemon and his friends have actually said pretty mean (and funny) things from time to time!
1) “Only losers who have absolutely no charms to women would use this pathetic gadget. Do you still want to give it a shot?“
2) “If entire Japanese population is brought down to your intelligence level, the world would collapse!”
3) “I’m afraid Nobita’s brain is retarded.”
4) “You think too much, Nobita. You can’t be the most useless person in the world. There is always someone inferior.”
That makes him feel so much better, Doraemon.
5) “I’ll diagnose you! Take your clothes off right here!”
Nobita, you perv!
6) “How can they abuse someone as week as you!? Someone so pathetic, so dumb…”
Nobita: “Now you are starting to sound insulting.”
7) To an army soldier in the WWII… Nobita: “Don’t worry about the war. It will end soon.” Doraemon: “Yeah, Japan loses.”
8) Little Mermaid: “I wish to have human legs.”
Sea Witch: “I will take your beautiful voice in exchange.”
Doraemon: “Mean! It’s only a pair of legs, give them to her for free! Look at this poor little girl, you heartless, stingy bastard.”
9) “My model is the problem. He’s neither beautiful nor cute.”
Nobita blames his lack of artistic skill on Doraemon’s appearance.
10) “Later. I’m pooped right now.”
11) Shizuka: “It’s mean to make someone happy and then bring him down, even though it’s true he’s kind of dumb.”
12) Nobita: “I don’t want to live anymore.”
Doraemon: “Like always.”
13) Dorami: “What happened?”
Doraemon: “It’s all because of this idiot Nobita…”
Nobita: “Yes, that idiot Nobita… What!?”
14) Nobita: “How come you are taking bath all the time? I can’t do anything to you, do you ever think about how I feel!?”
We’ll report you for sexual harassment, Nobita!
15) Nobita: “I want a little sister who looks exactly like me and adorable.”
Doraemon: “Being both adorable and looking just like you is pretty much impossible.”
Brutal, just brutal.
16) Nobita: “Let’s make it together.” Shizuka: “Make what?” Nobista: “Our baby!!”
Yes, childhood nostalgia is sometimes better left alone…
I still love Doraemon though! It actually makes me want to re-read all of the manga I’ve read when I was little.
Bring Doraemon to everywhere this summer!
This Doraemon Portable Drink Cooler/Warmer is perfect for camping, outdoor activities, parties, concerts…No matter where you go, he’ll keep your drink nice and cold for you (or warm for you in winter)!
The item is a special gift given out by Art Moving Center to their customers. Thus, you can’t find it on regular market.
Doraemon Portable Drink Cooler
As you can see, the front cover opens up, and there’s just enough space for four 500ml bottles of beverage inside.
It also has a collapsible handle on the top for easy transportation.
You can plug it into either a regular electric outlet at home, or to a 12V cigarette lighter socket in your car. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the battery when your are driving with Doraemon. It can cool your drink or keep your drinks warm. Or maybe pack some lunch in it, keep the food warm! The control switches are located at his foot.
How handsome! I love yellow Doraemon!
Did you know that Doraemon’s original color was yellow? The official story tells that Doraemon used to be yellow, as all of the other mass-produced cat robots of his model were. After his ears were bitten off by rats, he was so depressed that his cat ears and his golden plating fell off. (There has been a few retcons in the past, a feature film 2112 Birth of Doraemon (1995) shows him drinking “sadness potion” after robot rats bit of his ears, which turned him blue).
Which Doraemon do you prefer?
I selected a couple of other yellow Doraemon bentos for today.
Here is an adorable, looong yellow Doraemon omurice.
Doraemon’s latest movie Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum premiered on March 9th. It was reported yesterday to have brought in box office total of 4 billion yen! What a success! Doraemon’s popularlity seems to never end.
For Doraemon lovers, we have some interesting Doraemon items for auction today. Let’s check them out!
*There could be extra charge estimated about $2000 for oversized shipping if you won the following items, and you can’t cancel or refund once you won, so make sure to use caution!
This is an attraction ride for children that you can get inside Doraemon and control Doraemon (in a rotating movement) while playing a fun interactive game on the screen, voiced by original Doraemon seiyuu Oyama Nobuyo. Usually, you have to grab a card that comes out to start the game, but for this particular item, the automatic card vendor is not working. So you have to start it manually by taking the card by hand, but otherwise everything else is functioning fine.
Dimension: 200cm x 140cm x 140cm.
It comes with 100 cards for starting the games.
This is so cool! I want have it in my yard, it’d be so much fun inviting friends for a ride! 😀
This Doraemon ride takes you to an adventure through time. Whoohoo!
You can either choose “past” or “present” as destinations at the beginning, and that affects the gameplay on the screen. Its voice tape is not working, so unfortunately it can’t talk to you. But you can still play with it.
Dimension: 125cm x 78 cm x 140cm.