News Terminator to Make Cameo in Doraemon Anime (Updated)
posted on 2009-06-09 20:40 EDT by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day III: Hollywood's "invulnerable" Terminator robot character will be making a cameo in a one-hour special of the Doraemon television anime series on June 26. The anime's title character is a time-traveling robot cat from the future, and the "dream matchup" is being described in the Japanese press as a confrontation between America and Japan's robots.
"Doraemon 1-Jikan 'O-26(furo) Special' ~Nobita o Aishita Bishōjo~"(Doraemon One-Hour O-26 (Bath) Special: The Beautiful Girl Who Loved Nobita) begins when a cute assistant robot named Rury suddenly appears before Doraemon's hapless owner, Nobita. Rury was sent to terminate Nobita by Boss Walther, an evil future organization bent on world conquest. A humanoid T-800 robot named "Terrinanor" appears in the story's climax as the ultimate weapon.
Johnny Depp has appeared on the program as "Captain Johnny" in a homage to his Jack Sparrow role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. However, the Terminator will be the first Hollywood movie character to make an official cameo in the anime. Not coincidentally, McG's Terminator Salvation film will open in Japan on June 13.
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Update: More background information added.
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