Doraemon Watch Order: Including Movies, Shorts & Specials

Doraemon Watch order: The Complete Guide (Including Movies)

Doraemon is a Japanese manga series, created by Fujiko F. Fujio, which later became an anime and then a media franchise. The series centers on a robot cat named Doraemon, who travels through time from the future to help a young boy named Nobita Nobi. The manga originally appeared in Japanese markets in December 1969, when it was published simultaneously in six different magazines. The Doraemon manga has been adapted into an animated television series several times, and numerous movies have been made. In this article, we have decided to tell you something about the show’s structure and how you should watch it. In this article, you’re going to get the complete watch order for the Doraemon series.

Doraemon watch order by release date

In this section, we are going to bring you an overview of Doraemon works in the proper release order:

  1. Anime series
    1. Doraemon (anime, 1973)
    2. Doraemon (anime, 1979–2005)
    3. Doraemon (anime, 2005–)
  2. Movies
    1. Doraemon: Nobita’s Dinosaur
    2. Doraemon: The Records of Nobita, Spaceblazer
    3. Doraemon: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil
    4. Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil
    5. Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure into the Underworld
    6. Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars
    7. Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops
    8. Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs
    9. Doraemon: The Record of Nobita’s Parallel Visit to the West
    10. Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan
    11. Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet
    12. Doraemon: Nobita’s Dorabian Nights
    13. Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds
    14. Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth
    15. Doraemon: Nobita’s Three Visionary Swordsmen
    16. Doraemon: Nobita’s Diary on the Creation of the World
    17. Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express
    18. Doraemon: Nobita and the Spiral City
    19. Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the South Seas
    20. Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe
    21. Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King
    22. Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves
    23. Doraemon: Nobita in the Robot Kingdom
    24. Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters
    25. Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey
    26. Doraemon: Nobita’s Dinosaur 2006
    27. Doraemon: Nobita’s New Great Adventure into the Underworld
    28. Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend
    29. Doraemon: The Record of Nobita’s Spaceblazer
    30. Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Battle of the Mermaid King
    31. Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels
    32. Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure
    33. Doraemon: Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum
    34. Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five
    35. Doraemon: Nobita’s Space Heroes
    36. Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016
    37. Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi
    38. Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island
    39. Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration
    40. Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur
    41. Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021
    42. Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia
  3. Specials
    1. Stand by Me Doraemon
    2. Stand by Me Doraemon 2
  4. Shorts
    1. What Am I for Momotaro
    2. In A Thrilling, Solar Car 
    3. 2112: The Birth of Doraemon 
    4. Doraemon Comes Back
    5. Doraemon: Nobita’s the Night Before a Wedding 
    6. A Grandmother’s Recollections 
    7. Ganbare! Gian!! 
    8. The Day When I Was Born
    9. Doraemon’s 25th Anniversary 
    10. Doraemon: Ken-chan’s Adventure 
    11. Doraemon Meets Ninja Hattori 
    12. Doraemon: Europe Rail Travel 
    13. Doraemon: Nobita to Mirai Note 
    14. Early English with Doraemon
    15. Mini-Dora SOS!! 
    16. Wow, The Kid Gang of Bandits 
    17. Dorami-chan: Hello, Dynosis Kids!! 
    18. A Blue Straw Hat
    19. Dorami & Doraemons: Robot School’s Seven Mysteries 
    20. Space Land’s Critical Event
    21. The Puzzling Challenge Letter of the Mysterious Thief Dorapan 
    22. The Great Operating of Springing Insects! 
    23. Funny Candy of Okashinana!? 
    24. Doki Doki Wildcat Engine 
    25. Goal! Goal! Goal!!
    26. Doraemon and Perman Close Call!?
    27. 21 Emon & Doraemon: Welcome to Hotel Tsunesha 
    28. Susume Roboketto & Doraemon: Decisive Battle! Tornado Castle on the Cloud 
    29. Doraemon & Chimpui: Eli-sama’s gift of gifts for love” 
    30. Kiteretsu Encyclopedia & Doraemon: Koro Assistance‘s First Approach 
    31. Pokonyan & Doraemon: Here pure cat in Pompoko Nyan!? 
    32. Umeboshi Denka & Doraemon: Papparopan’s SuperPappa! 
    33. Doraemon & F-character All-Stars: a big pinch in the lunar race!?
    34. Doraemon’s Birth / Nobita the star?
    35. Doraemon & F-character All-Stars: Slightly Mysterious Bullet Train (Express)

In the next part of this article, we are going to tell you how you should watch the series in chronological order.

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How many Doraemon seasons & episodes are there?

The Doraemon anime consists of a total of three anime series. They cannot be considered seasons, but simply three different iterations of the same series. The original Doraemon anime aired in 1973 and had only 26 episodes. The series was revived in 1979 and ran from 2005 with a total of 1,787 episodes and 30 specials. Finally, a new series began in 2005 and is still airing with 1,160 episodes as of the time of writing.

So, in total, there are three iterations of the Doraemon anime. The series has been consistently airing since 1979, with an earlier series airing in 1973. As for the total number of episodes as of the time of writing, there are 2,973 episodes in total and 30 specials.

In what order should you watch Doraemon?

The Doraemon series has been around for a while and it’s quite difficult to fully grasp all aspects of the whole series. The best way to watch the series, in order to not complicate things, is to watch the three main anime series in chronological order, as well as the 1995 short film (2112: The Birth of Doraemon), which should be watched between series one and two. As for the movies, they form a separate narrative continuity and can be watched at any time, but if you want to know the movies’ internal chronology, check out our article below.

Doraemon chronological watch order

Anime continuity

Doraemon (anime, 1973)

The series has 26 episodes and each episode consists of two chapters. The opening and closing themes are respectively “Doraemon” and “Doraemon Rumba”, both composed by Harumi Naitō. The series is today considered to be an example of lost media due to its rarity and obscurity. Of the 52 segments, only 21 are known to have survived.

2112: The Birth of Doraemon (short, 1995)

This is the only movie that is strictly tied to the anime continuity and can be watched after the first series and before you start the 1979 series, serving as an introduction to the latter. The stories give us an insight into how Doraemon was made, how he met Nobita, and how he is able to travel into the past.

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Doraemon (anime, 1979)

Doraemon was a 1979 anime series based on the eponymous manga by Fujiko Fujio. It was produced by the animation studio Shin-Ei Animation and broadcast in Japan on TV Asahi between April 2, 1979, and March 18, 2005. It follows the adventures of the titular Doraemon, a robot cat, who came from the 22nd century and makes children’s fantasies come true.

Doraemon (anime, 2005)

In order to prevent Nobita Nobi, a timorous little Japanese boy, from carelessly accruing so much debt that his descendants still had to pay for it many centuries hence, Doraemon, an earless blue robot cat, arrived from the future. Doraemon has a four-dimensional pocket from which he (occasionally grudgingly) draws a plethora of cutting-edge devices to assist Nobita in defending himself, resolving issues, making other kids envious, and more.

However, when Nobita tries to use Doraemon’s tools to play the sorcerer’s apprentice, things frequently go out of hand. All of the stories are set in modern-day Japan. Implicitly, the author paints a mural of every preadolescent complex (first love, shyness, hard schoolwork, fragile friendships, etc.).

Movie continuity

The movies are not part of the official canon and are thus not part of the above-written chronology. Still, these movies do have a specific watch order and if you want to watch the Doraemon movies in order, here is how you should do it:

  1. Doraemon Movie 01: Nobita no Kyouryuu
  2. Doraemon Movie 02: Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi
  3. Doraemon Movie 03: Nobita no Daimakyou
  4. Doraemon Movie 05: Nobita no Makai Daibouken
  5. Doraemon Movie 06: Nobita no Little Star Wars
  6. Doraemon Movie 07: Nobita no Tetsujin Heidan
  7. Doraemon Movie 08: Nobita no Ryuu no Kishi
  8. Doraemon Movie 09: Nobita no Parallel Saiyuuki
  9. Doraemon Movie 10: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
  10. Doraemon Movie 11: Nobita no Animal Planet
  11. Doraemon Movie 12: Nobita no Dorabian Nights
  12. Doraemon Movie 13: Nobita to Kumo no Oukoku
  13. Doraemon Movie 14: Nobita to Burik no Labyrinth
  14. Doraemon Movie 15: Nobita to Mugen Sankenshi
  15. Doraemon Movie 16: Nobita no Sousei Nikki
  16. Doraemon Movie 17: Nobita to Ginga Express
  17. The ☆ Doraemons: The Mysterious Thief Dorapan The Mysterious Cartel
  18. Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita no Nejimaki City Boukenki
  19. The ☆ Doraemons: Mushimushi Pyonpyon Daisakusen
  20. Doraemon: Doraemon Comes Back
  21. Doraemon Movie 19: Nobita no Nankai Daibouken
  22. The ☆ Doraemons: Strange, Sweets, Strange?
  23. Doraemon: Nobita’s Night Before the Wedding
  24. Doraemon Movie 20: Nobita no Uchuu Hyouryuuki
  25. The ☆ Doraemons: Dokidoki Kikansha Daibakusou!
  26. Doraemon: Obaachan no Omoide
  27. Doraemon Movie 21: Nobita no Taiyou Ou Densetsu
  28. Dorami & Doraemons: Space Land’s Critical Event
  29. Doraemon: Ganabre! Gian!!
  30. Doraemon Movie 22: Nobita to Tsubasa no Yusha-tachi
  31. The ☆ Doraemons: Goal! Goal! Goal!
  32. Doraemon: The Day When I Was Born
  33. Doraemon Movie 23: Nobita to Robot Kingdom
  34. Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kaze Tsukai
  35. Doraemon Movie 25: Nobita no Wan Nyan Jikuuden
  36. Doraemon Movie 26: Nobita no Kyouryuu 2006
  37. Doraemon Movie 27: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken-7-nin no Mahoutsukai
  38. Doraemon Movie 28: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den
  39. Doraemon Movie 29: Shin Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi
  40. Doraemon Movie 30: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen
  41. Doraemon Movie 31: Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan-Habatake Tenshi-tachi
  42. Doraemon Movie 32: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima- Animal Adventure
  43. Doraemon Movie 33: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Museum
  44. Doraemon Movie 34: Shin Nobita no Damaikyou-Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai
  45. Stand By Me Doraemon
  46. Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes
  47. Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
  48. Doraemon Movie 37: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken
  49. Doraemon Movie 38: Nobita no Takarajima
  50. Doraemon Movie 39: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki
  51. Doraemon Movie 40: Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu
  52. Stand By Me Doraemon 2
  53. Doraemon Movie 41: Nobita no Little Star Wars 2021
  54. Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.