“Stand by Me: Doraemon” (ドラえもん) is a 2014 Japanese 3D computer animated film based on the Doraemon manga series and is directed by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryūichi Yagi. It was released on 8th August 2014. Bang Zoom! Entertainment premiered an English-dubbed version of the film at the Tokyo International Film Festival on 24th October 2014.
Since its initial release, the 95-minute long film has earned a total of USD86.1 million internationally. It was also one of the highest earning movies of 2014 in Japan earning in excess of USD79 million there!
“Stand By Me: Doraemon” is a loose adaptation of the first 7 volumes of the manga series and the synopsis reads:
In the suburbs of Tokyo sometime ago, there lived a clumsy boy about 10 years old. There appeared in front of him a boy named Sewashi, Nobita’s descendant of four generations later from the 22nd century, and Doraemon, a 22nd century cat-type caretaker robot who helps people with its secret gadgets. Sewashi claims that his family is suffering from the debts Nobita made even to his generation, so in order to change this disastrous future, he brought along Doraemon as Nobita’s caretaker to bring happiness to his future, although Doraemon is not happy about this. And so Sewashi installed an accomplishment program into Doraemon forcing him to take care of Nobita. Unless he makes Nobita happy, Doraemon can no longer go back to the 22nd century. This is how the life of Doraemon and Nobita begins.
Will Doraemon succeed this mission and return to the 22nd century?
Watch the trailer here:
“Stand By Me: Doraemon”, both the original version as well as a version dubbed in Bahasa Malaysia, will be released in a cinema near you on 29th Jan 2015.
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.