‘Stand By Me Doraemon’ is the first 3DCG computer animated feature of the first ever Doraemon manga series that depicts Nobita and Doraemon’s first encounter and daily life. This was released in Japan in August 8, 2014 and will be released this 10 December in Indonesia. It was also among one of the films shown at the Tokyo International Film Festival this year in October. ‘Stand By Me Doraemon’ also released to honor the 80th anniversary of Fujiko’s birthday.The movie,written and directed by Takashi Yamazaki with co-director Ryuichi Yagi; both of them have directed a number of masterpieces of Japanese cinema.
This film is basically a reboot of the series: The origin tale with a several episodes sewn together. Some of the stories in the film are taken from Nobita’s Night before Wedding (volume 25), All The Way From The Country to The Future (volume 1), Good bye Doraemon (volume 6), and many others. You can also see Doraemon’ gadget such as ‘Bamboo Copter,” or “Anywhere Door,” throughout the film.
The film begin with a daily life of clumsy Nobita. One day, appeared in front of him 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 mission is to change the future by preventing Nobita to ruin the family’s future with the help of Doraemon. Thus, the blue cat robot acts as Nobita’s caretaker to bring happiness to his future or specifically to prevent Nobita from marrying Jiako, sister of Nobita’s bullies, Takeshi Goda or famously known as Giant. Doraemon actually is not happy about this plan. Thus, forced Sewashi to install an accomplishment program into Doraemon forcing him to take care of Nobita. But through time, bond between Doraemon and Nobita thicken.
Overall, ‘Stand By Me Doraemon’ is a beautiful reminder of a childhood. The 3DCG as opposed to the 2D technique enabled the audience to grasp sense of reality Doraemon and Nobita’s daily life. It allows the audience to see what it would be to have Doraemon and its gadget. Aside from the technique, the choice to use Japanese language instead of English dubbed also make the experience of watching ‘Doraemon Stand By Me’ more remarkable. The story also contribute to the whole film and take my note, there are some moment in which you wanted to cry, so prepare box of tissues.