Museum Showcases 50 Drawings Crafted For 'doraemon' Movies


Museum showcases 50 drawings crafted for 'Doraemon' moviesThe Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is running a special exhibition featuring original illustrations crafted for full-length “Doraemon” manga stories.
These later became the basis for feature film adaptations, including “Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds” (serialized from 1991 to 1992), “Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth” (1992-1993), “Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen” (1993-1994), “Nobita’s Diary on the Creation of the World” (1994-1995) and “Nobita and the Galaxy Super-Express” (1995-1996).

Fifty original manuscripts hand-drawn by legendary manga artist Fujiko F. Fujio were unveiled for the exhibition.

“It is rare for these many original illustrations to be featured in one place,” said an official at the museum in Kawasaki’s Tama Ward.

The artist worked on the full-length stories featuring the robotic cat as his life’s work. The first of a series of annual feature length Doraemon movies was released in 1980.

Rare materials such as his notebooks used to jot down creative ideas are also on display.

The special exhibition runs until Jan. 19.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is closed on Tuesdays and the year-end and New Year holidays.

Visitors are required to make reservations for admission via an online booking site. Entry will be allowed at prescribed times only four times a day.

For admission fees and other details, visit the museum’s official website at (http://fujiko-museum.com/english/).

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