Doraemon Stamps? Oh Yes!

05 May 2020  Tue

To cheer up everyone upset over the Tokyo Olympics postponement we present something else eagerly awaited and Japanese: limited edition stamps devoted to everyone's favorite manga kids hero – Doraemon.

First announced in 2016, this year two Doraemon stamp sets shall be released from Japan Post for celebrating a half-century of Fujiko Fujio's beloved creation. The first batch is in a vintage style, featuring the cuddly blue toon and his best friend Nobita, whilst another collection shows a solo Doraemon traveling around Japan. Each of the 20 pieces was illustrated by mangaka Mugiwara Shintaro, the artist behind 2000's baseball-themed spin-off comic Database.

The story of Doraemon revolves around an earless robotic cat who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a boy named Nobita Nobi. The first full story in the Doraemon manga series was published in January 1970. A pre-advertisement for the manga was published in six different magazines in December 1969. A total of 1,465 stories were created in the original series, which are published by Shogakukan. It is one of the best-selling manga in the world and has sold over 100 million copies as of 2015.

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Image Courtesy: Japan Post

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