The Anywhere Door (Dokodemo Door in Japanese, and Anywhere Door in English) is one of the most popular and frequently used gadgets in the series. It basically resembles a pink door that acts as a convenient portal.
The history of the Anywhere Door is seen in Doraemon 2013 movie, Doraemon: Nobita's Secret Gadget Museum.
The first ever prototype of the Anywhere Door is gigantic, almost as tall as a three-story house, created by Dr. Hartman. The design was unlike its newer successors, with the door sliding out from the sides of the door. In the movie, Nobita and the others went through it instantly like the current version of Dokodemo Door, but it is highly possible that it has been programmed to warp visitors instantly to the Robots Halls.
The other newer prototypes are significantly smaller, about the size of a mansion's door. Some of them have no doors, which looks like a warp gate instead. Some of the prototypes have a computer next to it, allowing its users to key in their destinations. Most of the designs are quite contemporary- if not just typically modern.
The Anywhere Door opens a portal to the user's demand, regardless if said or not, with several limitations:
- Can only cover up to 100,000 light years between two ends.
- Cannot access other dimensions or parallel worlds.
- Doesn't function under strong electromagnetic forces.
- The range of destinations can vary, and is heavily affected by the time period it is used in. Periods farther in the past far from modern civilization, such as prehistoric period, do not have recorded map, and the user has to record it themselves while traveling in that era.
- Once the user teleports to the other side and closes the door, the departing end's portal will vanish, thus the user should never leaves the door remains open under any circumstances, or they could risk being unable to return if someone closes the door from the other side.
- Like a normal door, it is possible to lock it and prevent other people from following the user.
- In Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds, It is possible to use the Anywhere Door as a limited form of Time Machine by tampering with the door knob, which can change the time of the user's destination.
- Original Manga
- Doraemon Special
- Plus Chapters
- Color Works
- 1979 Anime
- 2005 Anime
Appearance in Games
Nobita and the Green Giant Legend DS
The Anywhere Door is one of the gadgets which cannot be used directly in the game. The partner character (either Doraemon and/or Nobita) and the Assist Character (Gian, Suneo and Shizuka) will stay on the Secret Base which the lower screen is for. When either Doraemon or Nobita is waiting, they can be summoned to the current character's (either Nobita or Doraemon) side by pressing the X, R or L button. When selecting either Gian, Suneo or Shizuka by tapping on the lower screen or through the Menu selection, they'll be summoned to the current character's side. Each time they enter or exit the Secret Base screen, they will go through the Anywhere Door.
The Anywhere Door is listed under number 37 out of 61 gadgets in the game.
Names in other Languages
- Spanish: La Puerta Mágica (translates to "Magic Door".)
- Galician: A Porta Máxica (translates to "Magic Door".)
- Catalan: La Porta Màgica (translates to "Magic Door".)
- Basque: Ate Magikoa (translates to "Magic Door".)
- Portuguese: A Porta Mágica (Translates to "Magic Door".)
- Italiano: La Dokodemo Porta (Translates to "Dokodemo Door".)
- "Pintu Suka Hati" (literally 'Heart's Content Door') is the name of this gadget in the Malay dub.
- In Bengali, it's known as যেকোনো জায়গা দরজা meaning 'Anywhere Door'
- It can go only up to 10 light years and no more. But is not possible as Doraemon stated in a Doraemon manga chapter.
- It is revealed that the Anywhere Door that Doraemon owns was originally from Amanogawa train station, before he brought it after the use of those in said train station were abolished on September 3, 2112.
- Coincidentally, Doraemon's birthday is also on September 3, 2112.
- In Dorabase, it is known that in the 22nd century the use of Anywhere Door is either restricted or banned, especially during the World Amateur Baseball Classic (WABC in short) baseball seasons.
- In a chapter in The Doraemons manga (7 Dora-Dora Theater), it explained why Anywhere Door can know where the user wants to go. This is because the door can read what the user thinks.
- Dorami's Anywhere Door is light orange in color.
- In the episode 2005 of I'm Mini Doraemon, Mini-Doras's Anywhere door is purple in color.
- This gadget has a false variant called a Somewhere Door, which appeared in Parallel Planet and teleports the user to random places.
- It is not known if walking through the Anywhere Door with no desire to go anywhere yields the same result.
- Although it's one of the most important gadgets, it never appeared in the 1973 anime.
- Maze-creating Gadgets seem to make this gadget backfire. This is seen in The Nobi House Turns Into a Giant Maze!?, where Nobita Nobi and Doraemon try to escape using the Dokodemo Door. Gadgets that backfire similarly are the Pass Loop and Magic Zip.
- In the anime, it is shown that if Time Cloth is kept on top of it, it can be used to time travel.
- The Anywhere Door was destoryed in the film is Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~, New Nobita's Great Demon ~Peko and the Exploration Party of 5~, and Nobita's Chronicle of the Moon Exploration.
- However the Anywhere Door was frozen in the film is Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi.