Nobita's Night before a Wedding
That’s the End of Doraemon
Although Fujiko F. Fujio; Japanese most popular manga artist was gone for his liver failure in 1996, his representative work; Doraemon never ends on comics yet and its animated film is still produced all along.
Probably, Doraemon continues forever and ever. That idea has made some Japanese circulate an urban legend about the end of Doraemon everywhere in Japan. Not such an unclear tale, we have a 1999 animated film fit for its determined ending. Doraemon originally started in 1969 and just 30 years after, they released “Nobita's Night before a Wedding” which is it.
The main stage is future which Nobita, Shizuka and all their fellows have grown. Nobita in childhood and Doraemon decide to visit in order to make sure that Nobita gets married with Shizuka with their time machine.
It is a short animated film which runs for only 26 minutes, which makes its progress too rapid. We cannot brag freely about that. But it is full of direction of good service for the audience, especially longtime fans of Doraemon, which more than makes up for its faults and makes the short movie very important.
Doraemon originally moved from 22nd century to the present world to save Nobita from his hopeless future and let him create better futurity. For help of Doraemon, Nobita has grown up to be a man and gets to be married with his lifetime love; Shizuka. Marriage does not always mean happiness. But it is a marvelous achievement to get tied officially with his lifetime lover, taking account of his uselessness in his childhood.
The night before their wedding, the close future never has Doraemon. Nobita has grown up excellently. Doraemon left him since his function was all over. There is no definite description about the parting. Nobita lives happy life and it is raison d'être of Doraemon. “Nobita's Night before a Wedding” shows the fruit straightforwardly and is all equal to the end of Doraemon.
At the night before a wedding, Shizuka faces and talks with her father. On the other hand, Nobita faces and talks with his old teacher after he fooled around with his old friends.
It describes chains of the bonds although it is unable to give a full account for spoilers. Nobita gives somebody else happiness like Doraemon did it to him in his childhood. That is all what “Doraemon” kept spinning into the story from its beginning, and they shows it is on the way.
Nobody will deny it has the splendid and important scenes which condenses its 30 years and makes sure Doraemon still exists though Doraemon left. And then, tears naturally shed after all.
about Nobita's Night before a Wedding
・Directed by Watanabe Ayumu
・Originally Written by Fujiko F. Fujio
・Written by Fujimoto Nobuyuki
・Running time: 26 minutes
・Released on March 6, 1999
・Distributed by Toho
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