The remake of a feature movie adapted from famed Japanese comic and cartoon series “Doraemon,” a huge hit among Asian children in the 1990s, will be screened in Vietnam starting July 4.
The movie, “Nobita and the New Great Haunts of Evil,” the remake of the 1982 feature film, is created to commemorate the 80th birthday of Fujiko F. Fujio, the animation series’ writer.
Launched in 1969 as a “manga” (Japanese comic) series, “Doraemon” features Doraemon, a cute, smart robot cat in his adventures with his preteen human friends.
Its episodes typically feature the robot cat helping the protagonist of the series, Nobita Nobi, using futuristic gadgets which he pulls out of his special pocket.
The comic was a great hit among children in several Asian countries, including Vietnam, back in the 1990s, when kids would eagerly await the release of the next installments.
The first TV animation series was launched in 1973 and has been taken to 35 countries and territories, mostly in Asia, where it has also enjoyed a huge following.
The manga series has also inspired a series of 36 nearly annual feature movies, which have also been screened in the US and elsewhere.
“Doraemon”’s fans in Vietnam have also had the opportunity to watch some of the feature movies since last year.