Doraemon in India

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Doraemon is an anime and manga which was composed by Fujiko F. Fujio in 1969 in Japan. The Doraemon franchise came to India in 2005 when the anime aired for the first time. The manga is yet to be released. It has won the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India two times in a row for Best Show For Kids (2013 and 2015) and was nominated in 2016 and 2017 edition for the same category. It is the highest rated kids' show with about 478.5 million viewers.[1][2] It is currently aired on Disney Channel.

History[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga hasn't yet been released in India.

Anime[edit]

The anime has been airing on Hungama TV, which was the introduction of the Doraemon franchise in India.[3][4] Since 19 November 2010, Hungama TV's sister channel, Disney Channel India, has been rerunning the old dubbed Doraemon episodes which have already been broadcast by Hungama TV.

India dubbed episodes starting with the Doraemon (1979 anime) series. Later episodes of the Doraemon (2005 anime) series started airing on Hungama TV and Disney Channel India, starting in October and November 2013 as New Doraemon.[5] Several episodes of the 1979 anime version were represented again under the title Classic Doraemon on Disney Channel in January 2017. Doraemon is available on Amazon Prime Video India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, although the first season is only available in Hindi.[6]

Since January 1, 2018 Hungama TV has stopped airing Doraemon and is now exclusively aired on Disney Channel.

Movies[edit]

Since 2010, there have been a total of twenty-five Doraemon movies that have been released in India; two of which received theatrical releases, while the remaining were TV Premieres on either Disney Channel India or Hungama TV. The first film to get a theatrical release was Nobita And The Steel Troops-The New Age which was a massive hit in Indian theaters.The second film was Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu. The list of Doraemon movies that have been released in India are as follows in the table below.

The films are distributed in India by Disney UTV.

# Title in India Title in Japan Release Dates
Hungama TV Disney Channel Theatres
1 Doraemon In Nobita's Little Space War Doraemon: Nobita's Little Star Wars 5 December 2010 26 December 2010
2 Doraemon In Nobita's Great Adventure To The South Seas Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas 27 December 2012 5 June 2011
3 Doraemon In Nobita And The Steel Troops-The New Age Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels 3 May 2013 6 May 2012 6 October 2011
4 Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dinosaur Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur 10 January 2013 27 November 2011
5 Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Dorabian Nights Doraemon: Nobita's Dorabian Nights 9 December 2012 1 December 2012
6 Doraemon The Movie Nobita's Three Magical Swordsmen Doraemon: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen 25 July 2013 23 March 2013
7 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Jadooi Tapu Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure 1 October 2013 29 June 2013 24 May 2013
8 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Khel Khilona Bhool Bhullaiya Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth 12 October 2013 14 September 2013
9 Doraemon The Movie Nobita In Jannat No.1 Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds 10 March 2014 25 January 2014
10 Doraemon The Movie Yeh Bhi Tha Nobita Woh Bhi Tha Nobita-King Of The Sun Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King 1 November 2014 28 June 2014
11 Doraemon The Movie Jadoo Mantar Aur Jahnoom Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld 7 September 2015 9 August 2014
12 Doraemon The Movie Nobita The Explorer Bow! Bow! Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five 13 September 2015 13 December 2014
13 Doraemon The Movie Adventures Of Koya Koya Planet Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Spaceblazer 28 September 2015 5 September 2015
14 Doraemon The Movie Galaxy Super Express Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express 30 January 2016 30 January 2016
15 Doraemon The Movie Toofani Adventure Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters 6 February 2016 6 February 2016
16 Doraemon The Movie Gadget Museum Ka Rahasya Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum 25 June 2016 26 March 2016
17 The Doraemon Movie Stand by Me Stand by Me Doraemon 19 June 2016 6 July 2016
18 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Bana Superhero Doraemon: The Record of Nobita's Parallel Visit to the West 14 August 2016 2 October 2016
19 Doraemon The Movie Nobita in Ichi Mera Dost Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey 13 November 2016 28 November 2016
20 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Ki Nayi Duniya Doraemon: Nobita's Diary on the Creation of the World 18 December 2016 27 November 2016
21 Doraemon The Movie Nobita In Hara Hara Planet Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend 19 February 2017 4 March 2018
22 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Ek Jalpari Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King 26 June 2017 4 June 2017
23 Doraemon The Movie Nobita And Jungle Mein Dangal Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet 17 June 2018
24 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Ki Universe Yatra Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe 19 October 2018
25 Doraemon The Movie Nobita Aur Antariksh Daku Doraemon: Nobita's Space Heroes 9 November 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reason Behind The Cuteness Of Doraemon, Chhota Bheem And Powerpuff Girls!". Dailyhunt. June 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Doraemon: An Excellent Partner". PressReader. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Why Kids in India May Be Losing Interest in Doraemon Episodes? Secret Revealed". Curlyorange.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Hungama TV to launch Indian superhero show 'Hero'". Afaqs.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Amazon Prime Video partners Japan-based TV Asahi Corp for exclusive anime content streaming - CIOL". Ciol.com. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2017.