Doraemon's Heroine Shizuka Gets Solo Photoshoot Debut in Famitsu Magazine
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Doraemon's "eternal heroine" Shizuka is finally getting her chance in the spotlight in this week's Weekly Famitsu issue, which shipped on Thursday. The issue contains a "gravure photoshoot" featuring Shizuka in her trademark white blouse and pink dress.
Other photos in the magazine include Shizuka in a bathtub (as she is known for loving baths), and holding a "secret gadget."
The character also provided a public comment about the photoshoot, stating she was very nervous to be photographed by a professional cameraman, but she thought it was fun to try to become an actress. Shizuka also said she always wanted to take a bath in a claw-foot bathtub, so she felt like a princess during that part of the shoot.
Famitsu published the photoshoot to celebrate the opening of Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Treasure Island), the Doraemon franchise's 38th film. The film opened in 369 theaters last Saturday and sold 717,000 tickets to earn 843,148,500 yen (about US$8 million) on Saturday and Sunday. The film topped the box office chart for the weekend.
The film is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island novel. In the film's story, Doraemon, Nobita, Shizuka, Gian, and Suneo set out on an adventure in the Caribbean Sea. Nobita is the captain of a ship and fights his enemies on board. Shizuka gets kidnapped, and a storm impedes their journey. Mini-Dora robots help Nobita and friends on their journey. When the adventurers finally find the mysterious Treasure Island, they discover it is more than just an ordinary island.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web