Publisher: Shogakukan Asia
EAN: 9789810903138Doraemon (Japanese: ドラえもん) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by the manga writing team Fujiko F Fujio, and has also been adapted into an successful anime series and media franchise. The story revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a boy named Noby. Today, Doraemon has grown to become one of the most recognizable and marketable comic characters in Asia and around the world and one of Japan’s cultural icons. Awards for Doraemon include the Japan Cartoonists Association Award for excellence in 1973, the first Shogakukan Manga Award for children’s manga in 1982, and the first Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 1997. On 22 April 2002, on the special issue of Asian Hero in TIME Magazine, Doraemon was selected as one of the 22 Asian Heroes, the only comic (manga/anime) character to ever receive this honor. In 2008, Japan’s Foreign Ministry appointed Doraemon as the nation’s first anime ambassador. Doreamon celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014.