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:
- Anime series
- Doraemon (anime, 1973)
- Doraemon (anime, 1979–2005)
- Doraemon (anime, 2005–)
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Dinosaur
- Doraemon: The Records of Nobita, Spaceblazer
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure into the Underworld
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Knights on Dinosaurs
- Doraemon: The Record of Nobita’s Parallel Visit to the West
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Dorabian Nights
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Tin Labyrinth
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Three Visionary Swordsmen
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Diary on the Creation of the World
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Galaxy Super-express
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Spiral City
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the South Seas
- Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves
- Doraemon: Nobita in the Robot Kingdom
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Windmasters
- Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Dinosaur 2006
- Doraemon: Nobita’s New Great Adventure into the Underworld
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Green Giant Legend
- Doraemon: The Record of Nobita’s Spaceblazer
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Battle of the Mermaid King
- Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles—Animal Adventure
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum
- Doraemon: New Nobita’s Great Demon—Peko and the Exploration Party of Five
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Space Heroes
- Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Chronicle of the Moon Exploration
- Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Little Star Wars 2021
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia
- Stand by Me Doraemon
- Stand by Me Doraemon 2
- What Am I for Momotaro
- In A Thrilling, Solar Car
- 2112: The Birth of Doraemon
- Doraemon Comes Back
- Doraemon: Nobita’s the Night Before a Wedding
- A Grandmother’s Recollections
- Ganbare! Gian!!
- The Day When I Was Born
- Doraemon’s 25th Anniversary
- Doraemon: Ken-chan’s Adventure
- Doraemon Meets Ninja Hattori
- Doraemon: Europe Rail Travel
- Doraemon: Nobita to Mirai Note
- Early English with Doraemon
- Mini-Dora SOS!!
- Wow, The Kid Gang of Bandits
- Dorami-chan: Hello, Dynosis Kids!!
- A Blue Straw Hat
- Dorami & Doraemons: Robot School’s Seven Mysteries
- Space Land’s Critical Event
- The Puzzling Challenge Letter of the Mysterious Thief Dorapan
- The Great Operating of Springing Insects!
- Funny Candy of Okashinana!?
- Doki Doki Wildcat Engine
- Goal! Goal! Goal!!
- Doraemon and Perman Close Call!?
- 21 Emon & Doraemon: Welcome to Hotel Tsunesha
- Susume Roboketto & Doraemon: Decisive Battle! Tornado Castle on the Cloud
- Doraemon & Chimpui: Eli-sama’s gift of gifts for love”
- Kiteretsu Encyclopedia & Doraemon: Koro Assistance‘s First Approach
- Pokonyan & Doraemon: Here pure cat in Pompoko Nyan!?
- Umeboshi Denka & Doraemon: Papparopan’s SuperPappa!
- Doraemon & F-character All-Stars: a big pinch in the lunar race!?
- Doraemon’s Birth / Nobita the star?
- 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.
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
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.
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.).
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:
- Doraemon Movie 01: Nobita no Kyouryuu
- Doraemon Movie 02: Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi
- Doraemon Movie 03: Nobita no Daimakyou
- Doraemon Movie 05: Nobita no Makai Daibouken
- Doraemon Movie 06: Nobita no Little Star Wars
- Doraemon Movie 07: Nobita no Tetsujin Heidan
- Doraemon Movie 08: Nobita no Ryuu no Kishi
- Doraemon Movie 09: Nobita no Parallel Saiyuuki
- Doraemon Movie 10: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
- Doraemon Movie 11: Nobita no Animal Planet
- Doraemon Movie 12: Nobita no Dorabian Nights
- Doraemon Movie 13: Nobita to Kumo no Oukoku
- Doraemon Movie 14: Nobita to Burik no Labyrinth
- Doraemon Movie 15: Nobita to Mugen Sankenshi
- Doraemon Movie 16: Nobita no Sousei Nikki
- Doraemon Movie 17: Nobita to Ginga Express
- The ☆ Doraemons: The Mysterious Thief Dorapan The Mysterious Cartel
- Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita no Nejimaki City Boukenki
- The ☆ Doraemons: Mushimushi Pyonpyon Daisakusen
- Doraemon: Doraemon Comes Back
- Doraemon Movie 19: Nobita no Nankai Daibouken
- The ☆ Doraemons: Strange, Sweets, Strange?
- Doraemon: Nobita’s Night Before the Wedding
- Doraemon Movie 20: Nobita no Uchuu Hyouryuuki
- The ☆ Doraemons: Dokidoki Kikansha Daibakusou!
- Doraemon: Obaachan no Omoide
- Doraemon Movie 21: Nobita no Taiyou Ou Densetsu
- Dorami & Doraemons: Space Land’s Critical Event
- Doraemon: Ganabre! Gian!!
- Doraemon Movie 22: Nobita to Tsubasa no Yusha-tachi
- The ☆ Doraemons: Goal! Goal! Goal!
- Doraemon: The Day When I Was Born
- Doraemon Movie 23: Nobita to Robot Kingdom
- Doraemon Movie 24: Nobita to Fushigi Kaze Tsukai
- Doraemon Movie 25: Nobita no Wan Nyan Jikuuden
- Doraemon Movie 26: Nobita no Kyouryuu 2006
- Doraemon Movie 27: Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken-7-nin no Mahoutsukai
- Doraemon Movie 28: Nobita to Midori no Kyojin Den
- Doraemon Movie 29: Shin Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi
- Doraemon Movie 30: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen
- Doraemon Movie 31: Shin Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan-Habatake Tenshi-tachi
- Doraemon Movie 32: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima- Animal Adventure
- Doraemon Movie 33: Nobita to Himitsu Dougu Museum
- Doraemon Movie 34: Shin Nobita no Damaikyou-Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai
- Stand By Me Doraemon
- Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes
- Doraemon Movie 36: Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
- Doraemon Movie 37: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken
- Doraemon Movie 38: Nobita no Takarajima
- Doraemon Movie 39: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki
- Doraemon Movie 40: Nobita no Shin Kyouryuu
- Stand By Me Doraemon 2
- Doraemon Movie 41: Nobita no Little Star Wars 2021
- Doraemon: Nobita to Sora no Utopia