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11-Minute Dubbed Doraemon Story Video Streamed

posted on 2014-09-03 16:00 EDT
Robot cat celebrates birthday on Wednesday; Disney XD's 1st run of children's anime ended in August

Japanese network TV Asahi began streaming an 11-minute "Big G: Master Chef!" story video from the English-dubbed Doraemon television anime series on Monday.

This story is from the fifth episode of the anime, which aired on July 11. DISNEY XD began airing the dub for an American audience on July 7. The anime ran for 26 episodes five times a week and ended its first run on August 29.

Viz Media is streaming a separate video celebrating the titular cat's birthday on Wednesday.

The manga creator duo Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko) created Doraemon in 1969. In the story, the titular robotic cat was sent by a boy in the future to the present day to help the boy's hapless grandfather, Nobita. Doraemon, Nobita, and other children deal with everyday childhood issues, solve (and cause) problems with the gadgets in Doraemon's fourth-dimensional pocket, and embark on escapades through time and space.

The three Japanese companies that hold the copyrights — TV Asahi, Fujiko F. Fujio Production, and TV Asahi's anime studio subsidiary Shinei Animation — produced the English version by contracting it to American studios.


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