Doraemon is a popular anime show in Japan featuring a young kid named Nobita and his robot cat Doraemon who can conjure futuristic gadgets out of his belly pocket. It started as a manga series during the 60s, which was then turned into an anime series that people all over the world still adore today.
Now, many years later, the influence of Doraemon is relived with its upcoming movie, “Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachi-kochi Daibouken” (Movie Doraemon; Nobita’s Great Freezing Adventure at the South Pole). It is written by Doraemon’s creator itself, Fujiko.F.Fujio, and will hit the theaters in March.
To commemorate, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment created a special Doraemon Virtual Reality Experience, called Doraemon VR: Dokodemo-Door (Anywhere-Door). In the game, guests will experience what it’s like to go inside the famous Dokodemo door, taking them to the same places Nobita and Doraemon will go to in the upcoming movie, like in Antarctica and the top of a speeding train.
Users will need to wear VR goggles and strap on a special kit for them to able to experience the special Doraemon Virtual reality Experience. Blowing gusts of wind and rumbling floors are added to make the experience more realistic. Users can explore Nobita’s room as well, and find some various little trinkets typically found in the anime series.
Unfortunately for Western fans, this experience can only be availed in Japan. This special project started on February 20 and will last until April 14 this year. Users must be 13 years old and above to partake in this fun event.
As part of the hype, The Doraemon Kachi Kochi Café in Japan is currently running a limited menu inspired by the upcoming film. It started on February 4 up to May 7. For more information, you can visit their website, or visit the project’s location on the 3rd floor of Tokyo Solamachi (Area 12), 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida 131-0045, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan.