[Giveaway] Stand by Me Doraemon (Japanese: STAND BY ME ドラえもん) - 3D Doraemon Movie Review - Alvinology

[Giveaway] Stand by Me Doraemon (Japanese: STAND BY ME ドラえもん) – 3D Doraemon Movie Review

Doraemon and Nobita in 3D
Doraemon and Nobita in 3D

Stand by Me Doraemon (Japanese: STAND BY ME 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 is said to be the first ever 3D Doraemon movie and also the last one:

[Giveaway] Stand by Me Doraemon (Japanese: STAND BY ME ドラえもん) - 3D Doraemon Movie Review - Alvinology

The film is released in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the manga writing duo formed by two Japanese manga artists, Fujio Fujiko (藤子不二雄) – likely the most influential manga artists in the world.


Doraemon is going back to the future. Will Nobita Nobi Survive without him? The plot combines classic Doraemon stories like “All the Way From the Country of the Future”, “Romance in Snowy Mountain”, “Nobita’s the night Before a Wedding” and “Goodbye, Doraemon…”. The trailer starts saying “Is it really Doraemon will finish in this summer?”, anticipating that Doraemon will come to a conclusion, this idea is reinforced by the official website’s containing “Don’t cry, Dora-chan”.

The movie opened at #1 at the Japanese box office and will be opening in Singapore cinemas from 11 December. Rachel and I caught the gala premiere last week, with the Doraemon mascot making a special appearance:

[Giveaway] Stand by Me Doraemon (Japanese: STAND BY ME ドラえもん) - 3D Doraemon Movie Review - Alvinology


As a Doraemon fan, this has got to be the best Doraemon movie ever. All the important stories are packed inside and the movie also featured many of the cool Doraemon’s amazing gadgets from the future which we grew up fantasizing on owning.

Best of all, Nobita actually learned to be independent finally, unlike most of the stories which we are used to. In this current day and age, it is not cool for Nobita to remain a loser for life and definitely not the best of role model for kids.

The 3D animation is quite well done and the characters are brought to life in 3D, looking better than ever before:

Adult Nobita and Shizuka
Adult Nobita and Shizuka

In fact, this is the best animation film I watched in 2014 and highly recommend it to everyone. Production value is high, the story is fantastic and has wholesome entertainment values, suitable for the whole family, including the little ones.

The only issue is that the film is in Japanese with English and Chinese subtitles. This means that your kid would need to be able to read the subtitles or understand Japanese in order to enjoy the movie.

For Doraemon fans – good news: I am giving away a pair of  tickets to the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadget Expo @ Johor Bahru City Square (worth RM$50) and a limited edition Stand by Me Doraemon clear folder. To win, simple follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and drop a comment below before 14 December on why you like Doraemon. 

25 Dec 2014 Update: Congratulations to Siti Khadijah! You have won the contest. I will be contacting you via email.


  1. I love Doraemon because it has infinite items to help Nobita and it is the best friend one ever can have, because it never leave Nobita ever!!

  2. In my schooling days as a young child, I hated to study and read. The only way my parents could get me to read was to read comics. That was how I got introduced to Doraemon (in Chinese comics). Since then, I have pursued every Doraemon comics and cartoon show. And it is also the reason why my Chinese is better than English, haha! I still keep my stash of Doraemon comics 30 years on – never mind that they are yellowing. Precious!

  3. I love to read the all sorts of antics, mischief and funny incidents that Doraemon and his friends get themselves into, and how they use their wit and teamwork to solve the problem and oversome them. It is a very wholesome animation series for the whole family.

  4. I love Doraemon because he is very cute and smart. The cartoon is my favorite since young because each episode has a thoughtful story line, is inventive and fun. I also love that he has many futuristic tools and gadgets, it’s my dream to have an Anywhere door! No more traffic jam, jet lag, etc. And I also love dorayaki very much!

  5. I love Doraemon bc he’s genuinely a good and kind person who always lends his round hands to help his best friend, Nobita who are always getting into all sort of troubles. His futuristic gadgets are super cool and innovative to people of Nobita’s times.

    Doraemon’s storyline maybe short but it’s very engaging and unforgettable. Every stories has its life lessons and everyone of all ages can read it.

  6. Doaremon is like my childhood friend, growing up together. Love his amazing gadgets and he is definitely a frend whom everyone seek upon. No matter what kind of troubles Nobita got it, Doraemon will never leave him to his lurch!
    I’ve followed on twitter & facebook 🙂

  7. I like Doraemon because he had been accompanying me from my childhood days till now. I feel young and energetic whenever I saw him. His smile makes my day a happy day too. He is my favourite childhood hero and also my good companion. Since young I had been lending video tapes on Doraemon anime in Cantonese to watch.

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