Risqué Doraemon Parody Manga Nozoemon Abruptly Halted
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nihon Bungeisha's Comic Heaven magazine halted the serialization of Hikari Fujisaki's Nozoemon manga in the magazine's September issue. The manga did not appear in the magazine when it was published last Saturday, and instead contained a message at the end of the magazine:
Nozoemon was scheduled to have a new chapter in this issue, but we have judged the content to be inappropriate for our publication, and have ceased serializing the title. We apologize for troubling our readers."
The manga gained notoriety as a risqué parody of Fujiko Fujio's Doraemon manga. In Nozoemon, a boy named Takashi meets Nozoemon, a robot girl from the future, who helps him in forming relationships with the girls in his school.
Fujisaki launched the manga in Comic Heaven last September. Nihon bungeisha released the manga's first and only compiled book volume on June 9, but recalled all copies from retailers soon after, citing "unsatisfactory elements in the content."
Nihon Bungeisha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Asatsu DK, which handles the Doraemon copyright's business.