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Mona Marshall, Johnny Yong Bosch Lead Doraemon Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
TV ad promotes English dub's Disney XD premiere on Monday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m.

Bang Zoom! Entertainment announced the English dub cast for Doraemon on Monday. The cast includes:

Doraemon: Mona Marshall
Noby (Nobita in Japanese): Johnny Yong Bosch
Sue (Shizuka): Cassandra Lee Morris
Sneech (Suneo): Brian Beacock
Big G (Gian): Kaiji Tang

Disney XD also aired a commercial for the show:

Doraemon will premiere with an English dub on Disney XD, a children's channel available in 78 million households, on Monday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. Central). Disney XD will run a total of 26 episodes five times a week.

The manga creator duo Fujiko Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko) created Doraemon in 1969. In the story, the 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 story and the names of characters and gadgets have been partially changed out of consideration for American culture and customs. Doraemon's owner Nobita is now "Noby," the bully Gian is now "Big G," the flying contraption Takecopter is now the "Hopter," and the magical portal "Dokodemo Door" is now the "Anywhere Door." The recent English edition of the manga also has similar names. The adaptation will move the setting from Japan to a fictional place in America. Other changes have been detailed here.

Thanks to Liam Scanlan for the video tip.

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, troizen


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