Doraemon: Robot War (Rare Bootleg Doraemon Film; 1982)


Doraemon: Robot War
Doraemon as seen in the movie. Note the aforementioned English and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
Doraemon as seen in the movie. Note the aforementioned English and Traditional Chinese subtitles.
Status Partially Found

Doraemon: Robot War (小叮噹大戰機器人) is a 1982 bootleg Doraemon film created by Cuckoo's Nest Studio (now known as Wang Film Productions). The film was directed by Wang Ya Quan. The film was released in theaters in June 1982, but it did sell poorly and was not released in home video.

Plot

The plot of the film centers around a Robotics Exhibition in Taiwan where they are voting for the world's best robot. One professor who is really committed to developing the world's best robot had his spotlight suddenly stolen from him when Doraemon and Nobita entered competition. Having been accidentally coerced into the competition, Doraemon used a wide variety of gadgets to defeat his opponents and ended up winning the World's Most Excellent Robot award.

The professor is so frustrated by this that he begins to develop an evil robot to defeat Doraemon. Meanwhile, Doraemon became a household name overnight and is now a big star. Wanting to become a star and experience the spotlight as well, Nobita uses a gadget to disguise himself as Doraemon.

The result of this is that Nobita, disguised as Doraemon, ends up being abducted by the professor's evil robot. Once he learns of this, Doraemon immediately sets out to rescue Nobita. Meanwhile, the professor sends out an army of robots to carry out terrorist attacks all around the world.

Eventually, Doraemon saves Nobita and manages to learn the weakness of the professor's robots, a fear of a certain type of gemstone. With this knowledge, Nobita and his friends are able to set out on an adventure, find the gemstone, and save the world.

Availability

Information on the film is extremely scarce, and the only proof of its existence is the few Chinese sites, containing several screenshots and one clip of ending footage from the film.

All footage of the film has English and Traditional Chinese subtitles - it is unknown why this was included in the release.

Videos

Ending clip from the movie.
An 'Animation Warehouse' episode about the film.

Images

References

http://blog.roodo.com/msun/archives/21020918.html

http://pastebin.com/Z93DWKzA English translations of existing information from the Chinese sites.

Comments


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Markiegee50X

6 months ago
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Cool lost media!!
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Achoo

6 months ago
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It is very cool - and extremely peculiar.
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Pandabluess

6 months ago
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Has Any Contact Msun or Wang Films If They Have The Film
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Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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The clip is not only Chinese subtitled - I'm pretty sure it's a Chinese dub. I know basic Japanese, and I can't recognize and words from the clip.
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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Yeah, it's Chinese.
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Anonymous user #3

6 months ago
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The subtitles are in traditional Chinese, not simplified Chinese.
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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So the poster has the Ideon on it. I wonder if the aired product actually included any footage of it. I would say it was just added on because it looked cool, but there is currently no way of knowing
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Seki108

5 months ago
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(Same guy as Anon 4, but I finally decided to create an account)

Alternatively, it could have been advertising theaters running the second Ideon movie, although that movie premiered in June 1982. Thus the poster was probably not advertising that too.
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Anonymous user #5

4 months ago
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If its so rare, why they know all the plot of the movie?
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Anonymous user #6

1 months ago
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If it was only distributed to 13 cities, how did they get screenshots and a clip?
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