Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan (2016) Movie Information

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Nobita and his friends encounter a young caveman who came from the past through a strange time portal. They decide to go back in time with him to free his people from evil forces. Nobita, who is often criticized by his teachers and parents, escapes to Japan 70,000 years ago with his friends, who also have their own troubles. They are fascinated by the natural beauty of ancient Japan and enjoy the liberty they find there. However, they realize they have to go back to their own time after having fun in their prehistoric haven. But when they return, they are surprised to see a primitive boy named Kukuru in their present day.

Movie Information

Japanese ドラえもん のび太の日本誕生 2016
Romaji Name Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nihon Tanjō 2016
English Name Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016
Director Shinnosuke Yakuwa
Producer Fujiko F. Fujio Pro
TV Asahi
Writer Fujiko F. Fujio
Screenplay Shinnosuke Yakuwa
Music by Kan Sawada
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Distributor(s) Toho
Release Date 5 March 2016
Running time 104 minutes
Country / Language Japan / Japanese
Box Office $58.4M

Movie Poster

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Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016 is a science fiction and adventure anime movie that Shinnosuke Yakuwa wrote and directed. It belongs to the Doraemon franchise and is the 36th movie in the series. The movie is a new version of the 1989 movie with the same name. The story follows Nobita and his friend as they travel to Japan 70,000 years in the past. The movie has the following taglines: “Friendship transcends time and space”, “Dad, I witnessed how Japan was born in the 21st century”, “We can watch how Japan came into being in the 21st century” and “Japan has some secrets that only exist here”.

Characters and Cast

Character Japanese Voice Artist
Doraemon Wasabi Mizuta
Nobita Nobi Megumi Ōhara
Shizuka Minamoto Yumi Kakazu
Suneo Honekawa Tomokazu Seki
Takeshi 'Gian' Gouda Subaru Kimura
Tamako Nobi Kotono Mitsuishi
Nobisuke Nobi Yasunori Matsumoto
Gian's Mom Miyako Takeuchi
Dorami Chiaki
Kukuru Ryoko Shiraishi
Tsuchidama Hiroshi Yanaka
Tajikara Kouji Ishii
Koiyame Aya Hisakawa
Pega Hiroki Shimowada
Gri Miyako Ito
Draco Yuki Kaida
Time Patrol Cops Aya Hisakawa,Miki Fukui, Keicho Yuka
Landowner Kouji Ishii
Gigazombie Houchu Ohtsuka


Opening Song Yume o Kanaete Doraemon
Ending Song Sora e

Movie Story

The movie starts with a boy who belongs to prehistoric time hunting a fish, gets captured in the time vortex and reaches to the 20th century. In the 20th century, Nobita wants to run away from his home, as depicted many times in various episodes. As a result of failing to find an ideal home, Nobita decides to make a makeshift place to live. However, he still cannot find a place to live due to land property ownership laws. At the same time, Shizuka, Gian, Suneo and Doraemon want to run away from their homes. Then Nobita suggests that they should go back in time to live in a place with very few humans. The group agrees with him and thus, they return to the past Japan, which is 70000 years back from then. When they reach Japan, Doraemon assigns everyone a ministry. Shizuka is given the ministry of gardening, Gian gets the ministry of development, Suneo receives the ministry of landscape and Nobita receives the ministry of pets. Doraemon looks after all the ministries. Nobita, who is given the ministry, mixes the genes of different animal and creates Pegasus, Dragon and Griffin. When Doraemon comes, he hides them from him.

At night, the group eats the supper and decides to return home and visit here another day. On the next day, the boy who was from the start of the movie secretly moves into the Nobita's room and hides behind the door. When Gian and Suneo come, Gian fights with him and due to weakness, the boy faints. On the arrival of Nobita, Shizuka and Doraemon, the group again moves to past. They take the boy into the cave and when he regains consciousness, Shizuka gives him food. Doraemon use a translation tool in order to understand him. He tells them that he belongs to the light tribe, and they got attacked by the dark tribe, which took all of his people. So, Nobita and Doraemon decide to help him. They trace the dark tribe on Pegasus, Dragon and Griffin for four days.

On the fourth day, they found them and fight with them. However, their shaman proved to be strong and give them a strong challenge, only to be defeated by Doraemon's gadget. Unknown to them, the shaman possesses the power to restore. They took the whole tribe to Japan to give them a peaceful place to live. At night, they return home. Next day, Doraemon tells everybody that shaman can restore itself and light tribe is still in danger, so they again move to prehistoric time. They reached late, and the dark tribe had already taken the light tribe. They again traced the dark tribe with Doraemon's human train gadget, but Nobita gets lost and separates from the group in the strong ice-fall. Except for Nobita, the rest of the group continues to move, and they find the light tribe.

Doraemon fights with Gigazombie, who was the king of spirits. Doraemon reveals him to be the time criminal, who is creating his own world. He easily defeats Doraemon and others. On the other hand, Nobita finds out a box near him and sees a hologram that tell him that if he needs help, he just had to press the button. Nobita's pet animals Pegasus, Dragon and Griffin return, and they rescue his friend. However, Gigazombie shuts them to a lone place. Nobita uses button and the helper revealed to be Time Patrol who captures the Gigazombie. At the end Pegasus, Dragon and Griffin were returned to Time Patrol as they could not survive in modern era. The gang leave for home as the Time Patrol takes the criminal Gigazombie with them! This time, our Doraemon and friends saved history and time from the evil wrath of Gigazombie!

Scenes from the Movie

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