Date in the Milky Way (天の川でデイトしよう Amanogawa de Deito Shiyou) is an episode from the Doraemon 1973 anime.
Shizuka is decorating the Tanabata. While talking about Orihime and Hikoboshi, she dreamt of a romantic encounter. "I'd like to date Shizuka to fulfill romantic satisfaction" said Nobita to Doraemon, who then took a Future Story Badge. Turning on this, you can experience the same experience as the old story. Nobita mistakenly used the Momotaro badge.
- To the date, there is no footage of this episode online.
- The Tanabata (七夕 Tanabata) is a Japanese festival that celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar.
- According to an Interim Report, this episode's name was Tanabata Explorer (七夕さま斥候 Tanabata-sama Sekkō), the report can be seen here.
- The image of the infobox probably comes from this episode since its background Tanabata decorations.