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Manga on sale featuring one of the best-known Japanese cartoon characters, the time-travelling robot cat 'Doraemon'.

Doraemon is a Japanese manga and anime series. The author of the manga is Fujiko Fujio.


The manga series depicts the story of Doraemon, a robot cat dispatched from the future to present. It was sent to help Nobita Nobi, an elementary school student who does not do too well in school and is often made fun of by his peers, by one of his future descendants.[1]

Doraemon owns many future tools and uses them when aiding Nobita. However, in the end of most episodes, Nobita usually misuses the tools and causes mischievous results.


  • Nobita Nobi, main character, a fourth-grader in elementary school.
  • Doraemon, the robot cat.
  • Suneo, a spoiled, evil-looking child who bullies Nobita with Gian.
  • Gian, the physically-imposing, violent character, who is feared by most of the children around.
  • Shizuka, a nice girl, Nobita's friend and prospective wife.
  • Dorami, Doraemon's younger sister.


Notes and citations

  1. Some sources say his grandfather, while others say his great-great-grandfather.

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