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A Letter To Doraemon

Dear Doraemon,

Please don't cry. Life is generally quite fragile, but mankind would learn to become stronger despite all odds. Your bond with Nobita is pre-destined, and unbreakable. Sure, he isn't the brightest bulb in the world, yet there is simply no way to dislike him. It was rather overwhelming to have Nobita's future laid bare by his great-great-grandson Sewashi. In the first place, no fifth grader in their right mind would be easily convinced that their great-great-grandson had travelled from the future to talk to them about the future. While I don't wish to tread on stereotypes, Jaiko looks awfully a circus clown? Hold those dorayaki please!

The true definition of happiness, especially for Nobita, isn't really about having a blissful life with Shizuka, is it? Nobita's self-awakening towards the need for change to better secure a more independent life triggers a rough yet influential journey which would stretch beyond mere grades and defences against Suneo and Gian. Naturally, his relationship with Shizuka is affected but in a good way nonetheless. Watching Nobita's reactions is like alternating between a rollercoaster ride and teacups, depending on the exaggeration level. Even so, Nobita has showed nothing but his raw, genuine self. Nobita's virgin flight with the takekoputa (bamboo copter) had left me in stitches, and that scared soulless look at the end is priceless.

Frankly, the initial reliance on your trusty gadgets did spur Nobita on to view things from a refreshingly positive perspective. Before that, he had completely lacked self-confidence and such in his everyday life. I've got to admit though that there are some things which I simply can't comprehend. Nobita may be slightly challenged (?) when academics are concerned, but surely there must be a few questions which I believe that he could answer perfectly. Just how in the world was he able to get to fifth grade otherwise? I mean, even Gian could score 'higher' in the quizzes than Nobita! Anyway, the little glimpses of hope that tomorrow would be better are crucial milestones for Nobita.

The time-travel sequences and the futuristic cityscape of Japan had completely blown me away! I would so want a vehicle like the adult Nobita's. What is it called? The transport system really rocks! I bet that anybody could reach their destination in a matter of seconds. Hmm...too ambitious? Minutes then. Nobita's chronic (?) mucus-dripping (and its reverse entry) should be considered for a Guiness world record or something. Part of me thinks that he should have stayed in the hospital for further treatment. Anyway, it was really ticklish to watch Nobita's slow realisation that Shizuka had agreed to the marriage proposal.

The more solemn parts were what the tear ducts had prepared for. Nope, unfortunately I wasn't able to be in sync with your emotions at their precise moments. Even though the revelation was expected, it was still heart-wrenching to witness Nobita's reluctance of letting you return to the future. The final straw was a little unsettling to watch. While I don't think that Gian would ever cease his bullying, Nobita's unrelenting determination had indeed changed some things.

Of course, I wouldn't want to spoil too much (actually, I might already have done so...oops!) for your fans who have yet to appreciate this wonderful piece of art. Oh, I love the theme song sung by Hata Motohiro - Himawari no Yakusoku. Did you know that he also sang for Sakamichi no Apollon?

Well, your presence has touched so many hearts in these 45 years, and without a doubt it will continue to do so in generations to come! So, please don't cry. I love you.

Eccentrically Yours.

Written by J.Fluffysheep ♪

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