Doraemon 'Stay Home' Project Delivers Message of Hope From the Future
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Because you made sure to wash your hands
Because you thought of your family
Because you and your friends supported each other
Because you were kind
Because you helped the ill
Because you worked for all our sakes
Because you never gave up on the future
It will be okay. The future is healthy.
The message is part of a broader initiative from the Fujiko F. Fujio Museum called "Doraemon Stay Home Project," which encourages people to self-isolate in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. The project so far has involved releasing chapters of the Doraemon manga for free, as well as an online game, coloring pages, study guides, smartphone and PC-compatible wallpapers, and background images to use for video calls. Going forward, the project will distribute free posters to display at shops and restaurants, as well as more images for video calls.
The free content can be downloaded or accessed from the project's official website.
The 2020 Doraemon film Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Shin Kyoryū (Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur) is scheduled to open on August 7. The film was originally slated to open on March 6, but the staff postponed the film in February in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Japan. The Stand By Me Doraemon 2 CG anime film is postponed after originally being slated to open in Japan on August 7.