Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cute anime and manga character Doraemon with a new batch of T-shirts for young ones and older people. The Doraemon assortment, aspect of Uniqlo’s UT line of graphic tees, will be readily available for invest in in outlets and on-line commencing on July 13.
Doraemon is a robotic cat from the 22nd century who travels back in time to enable a minor boy named Nobita Nobi improve his future circumstances and those people of his descendants. Like a cross between Meowth and Inspector Gadget, Doraemon has a pouch from which he produces futuristic gadgets that he uses to assist Nobita. Advertising images from the Uniqlo collection are staged all around a pink doorway, a reference to Doraemon’s Everywhere Doorway that can teleport Nobita and Doraemon any where they want to go.
At first a manga made by Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko (below the pen name Fujiko Fujio) Doraemon has long gone on to be adapted into various anime sequence, films, and online video video games. The Tokyo Metropolitan Artwork Area even staged a Doraemon musical in 2008 called Doraemon the Musical: Nobita and the Animal Planet.
Uniqlo’s assortment of T-shirts attributes images of Doraemon himself, as properly as of some of his gadgets. Quite a few of the shirts are linked to Stand By Me Doraemon 2, a sequel to the 2014 movie Stand By Me Doraemon. Stand By Me Doraemon 2 was originally slated to be introduced on August 7, but was delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a substitute, the movie Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur, which was owing out in March, will be produced on that date.
Grownup shirts in Uniqlo’s UT line expense $14.90, whilst little ones types charge $9.90. You can check out the impending Doraemon types in the gallery under.