Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Doraemon in Roppongi Hills / 六本木ヒルズに居るドラえもん

A special post for my sister.  Last Sunday we braved the heat and went to Roppongi Hills.  What drew us there (or mostly me anyway) was the 66 figures of Doraemon that are currently on display.  So, if you're not a Doraemon fan or don't know who or what a Doraemon is, you might want to skip this post.  I bet my sister wish she was in Japan now to check them out.


Doraemon is everywhere (in Roppongi Hills for a limited time)!

This is the original Doraemon before a rat bit off his ears and made him turn blue.  My wife was surprised I didn't know this bit of Doraemon history.  "And you call yourself a fan?" she asks.  Well, I wouldn't say I was a big fan but how can you not love Doraemon.


Did you notice that Doraemon is holding something different in each figure.  Each Doraemon figure features a secret item that was used in the popular cartoon.
気づきましたか? ドラえもんフィギャーが持ってるものは全部違うってこと。ドラえもんが秘密の道具を持ってるのだ!
The famous takekoputa! / 有名のタケコプター!

This last picture features the live action characters of Doraemon that are currently being used for a car commercial.  Yes, that is Jean Reno, the French actor, as Doraemon.