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Doraemon's Song
This article is for the opening song of Doraemon’s anime.
Don't confuse with Doraemon's Song, the episode in the 2005 anime.

Doraemon's Song (ドラえもんのうた Doraemon no Uta) is the opening theme song for the Doraemon anime that aired from 1979 to 2005 on TV Asahi. The lyrics were written by Takumi Kusube and the show was created by Kikuchi Shunsuke. One of if not the most famous Japanese anime songs in history, this song has been covered numerous times and parodied many times as well.

History

Doraemon no Uta was first aired on April 2, 1979 and was released on vinyl on April 25, 1979. It was not released in 1974. Kumiko Osugi was the first singer, and in her version, the Moog synthesizer is especially prominent. The very first 1979 intro omitted part of the intro and did not repeat the line 「アンアンアン とってもだいすきドラえもん」. This intro was also not animated, instead, it was a series of stills. This was changed in 1981, when her version returned on the air again after briefly being replaced by Boku Doraemon. The second time, the intro was animated. The intro lasted for thirteen years, the longest of any version.

The 1992 version, performed by Yamano Satoko and arranged again by Shunsuke Kikuchi, was originally introduced in the 1989 movie Nobita and the Birth of Japan. Three years later, it was adopted for the anime. (This would not be the last time a movie opening would be promoted to an anime opening; Gen Hoshino's Doraemon would also be promoted after appearing in Nobita's Treasure Island.) In this version, the tempo was slowed down a bit, and the bass line is quite prominent compared to the 1979 version. This version lasted from October 9, 1992 to September 20, 2002, around ten years. It was also the movie opening for 14 movies from 1989-2004, from Birth of Japan to Doraemon: Nobita in the Wannyan Spacetime Odyssey, with two exceptions in 1998 and 2000. It was only replaced when the 1979 series ended and the 2005 series began. This is also the version that was incorporated into the Doraemon Undersea Train departure melody during services between Hakodake Station and Yoshioka-Kaitei Station inside the Seikan Tunnel.

Hinano Yoshikawa performed a version for the 1998 movie Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas, along with her ending song Hot Milk. This was the first version that was not arranged by Shunsuke Kikuchi, instead being arranged by Ryo Kamomiya.

Two years later, the Vienna Boy's Choir performed their version in 2000, arranged by Kousuke Yamashita. This version only appeared in Nobita and the Legend of the Sun King. This is also the only version sung by a non-Japanese speaker (the Twelve Girls Band is Chinese; but they don't sing in their version.)

The Tokyo Purin version was a massive deviation from the source material. The bass line returns, as well as a greatly sped up version of the theme. Arranged by Takashi Iwato, this version was the first version sung by male artists, the shortest version lengthwise, the lowest-pitched verion to date, and only lasted 191 days from October 4, 2002, to April 11, 2003, the shortest period of any theme until the 2005 reboot. This was the first intro with digital animation and it debuted with the first digitally animated episode, The Mini-Dora Rental. In a sense, this was an introduction to digitally animated Doraemon. This is unique for being the only intro to start with the third verse, 「あんなとこいいな いけたらいいな」instead of the traditional 「こんなこといいなできたらいいな」.

To celebrate Doraemon's 25th Anniversiry, TV Asahi brought in famous singer (at the time) Misato Watanabe. This version was very reminicent of Yamano Satoko's version, except that this version was pitched down to C sharp major. This intro aired from April 18, 2003, April 23, 2004. In Misato Watanabe's version, Doraemon's line 「ソレ! とつげき」was changed to 「みんな! がんばれ!」However, in AJI's version, the lyrics were changed back to the original lyrics.

AJI's version was the very last 1979 opening, from April 30, 2004, to March 18, 2005. This acapella version was arranged by Tetsu Tachibana, the head of AJI. On the CD release, Nobuyo Oyama's lyrics were not included. This version was perfomed in Bb Major.

With the introduction of the 2005 reboot, TV Asahi decided to bring back the longrunning theme with an instrumental cover by the Twelve Girls Band. Arranged by Tatsuya Nishiwaki, it was played on ancient music instruments, like the sitar. This was the first version to not include any singing, and the first version to not include Nobuyo Oyama or Doraemon's voice. Running from April 15, 2005, to October 21, 2005, it was eventually replaced by Hagushichao. It then went on hiatus for 14 years.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Doraemon, the theme song finally returned, this time being sung by Doraemon, Nobita, Suneo, Shizuka and Gian. it was only used for a few episodes after April 5, 2019. This is the first version with Wasabi Mizuta singing instead of Nobuyo Oyama, and is the first version where characters other than Doraemon sing.

Lyrics

Japanese:

こんなこといいな できたらいいな

あんなゆめ こんなゆめ いっぱいあるけど



みんなみんなみんな かなえてくれる

ふしぎなポッケで zかなえてくれる



そらをじゆうに とびたいな

「ハイ!タケコプター」



アンアンアン とってもだいすきドラえもん



しゅくだいとうばん しけんにおつかい

あんなこと こんなこと たいへんだけど



みんなみんなみんな たすけてくれる

べんりなどうぐで たすけてくれる



おもちゃの へいたいだ

「ソレ! とつげき」



アンアンアン とってもだいすきドラえもん



あんなとこいいな いけたらいいな

このくに あのしま たくさんあるけど



みんなみんなみんな いかせてくれる

みらいのきかいで かなえてくれる



せかいりょこうに いきたいな

「ウフフフ! どこでもドアー」



アンアンアン とってもだいすきドラえもん



アンアンアン とってもだいすきドラえもん

Rōmaji:

Konna koto ii na

Dekitara ii na

Anna yume konna yume ippai aru kedo



Minna minna minna

Kanaete kureru

Fushigina pokke de kanaete kureru



Sora wo jiyuu ni tobitai na

(Hai! Takekoputaa!)



An, an, an

Tottemo daisuki

Doraemon



Shukudai touban shiken ni otsukai

Anna koto konna koto taihen dakedo



Minna minna minna

Tasukete kureru

Benrina dougu de tasukete kureru



Omocha no heitai da

(Sore! Tototsugeki!)


An, an, an

Tottemo daisuki

Doraemon



Anna toko ii na

Iketara ii na

Kono kuni ano shima takusan aru kedo


Minna minna minna

Ikasete kureru

Mirai no kikai de kanaete kureru



Sekai ryokou ni ikitai na

(Ufufufu… doko demo doa!)



An, an, an

Tottemo daisuki

Doraemon



An, an, an

Tottemo daisuki

Doraemon

English translation:

This sort of thing is good

I wish I could do it

This sort of dream

This sort of dream, I have many of them but



All of them, all of them, all of them

He grants my dreams

He grants my dreams with a mysterious pocket



I want to fly freely in the sky

(Here! Bamboo-copter!)



Ah ah ah, I love you so much, Doraemon



Homework and schoolwork

Exams and errands

Because this sort of thing and that sort thing

Are awful, but



All of them, all of them, all of them

He helps me

He helps me with a convenient tool



Look! a toy soldier

(Here! Attack!)



Ah ah ah, I love you very much, Doraemon



That place is nice

I wish I could go there



This country that island

There are many of them but



All of them all of them all of them

He makes me able to go to them

He uses a gadget of the future

To grant my wish



I want to go on a world trip

(ufufufufu...Anywhere Door!)



An an an

I love you so much,

Doraemon



An an an

I love you so much,

Doraemon

Performed by

Performer Audio Starting date Starting episode Ending date Ending episode
1. Kumiko Ōsugi
April 2, 1979 episode 1 October 2, 1992 episode 1199
2. Satoko Yamano
October 9, 1992 episode 1200 September 20, 2002 episode 1681
3. Hinano Yoshikawa
March 7, 1998 movie 18 March 7, 1998 movie 18
4. Vienna Boys Choir
March 4, 2000 movie 21 March 4, 2000 movie 21
5. Tokyo Purin
October 4, 2002 episode 1682 April 11, 2003 episode 1705
6. Misato Watanabe
April 18, 2003 episode 1706 April 23, 2004 episode 1752
7. AJI
April 30, 2004 episode 1753 March 18, 2005 episode 1787 (series finale)
8. 12 Girls Band
April 15, 2005 episode 1 (2005 reboot) October 21, 2005 episode 24 (2005)
9. Characters
April 5, 2019 episode 559 (2005 reboot) TBA TBA

Other versions

Name Description Audio
Donkey Konga 2

Artworks

Videos

International versions

Japanese versions of the song


Trivia

  • Coincidentally, the song is composed in the key of D Major. However, in the 1979 anime, Doraemon no Uta's background music versions are almost always in C Major.
  • Additionally, Misato Watanabe's version was in C sharp major, AJI's version was in B flat Major, Tokyo Purin's version was in F Major, and the Vienna Boys choir's version was in C Major.
  • There are two versions of this song dubbed in Hindi, both with same lyrics. The first dub (most likely sung by Akanksha Sharma) was only used in Hungama TV for a short period of time, which was replaced by the current one sung by Parul Bhatnagar and Pallavi Bharti. Both have the same lyrics; however, the first version has a mismatching tune.
  • In Indonesian Version, there was a full version of Doraemon no Uta. But, Short version is still used.[1]
    • As of 2021, this song is still used in Indonesia. Although, RCTI aired 2005 Anime. They still use first version of Yume wo Kanaete video with Doraemon no Uta song in Indonesia.
    • The reason Indonesia still using own version of Doraemon no Uta in 2005 Anime because there's no time to translate and find a singer for "Yume wo Kanaete" and "Hagushichao" in 2006 (Although RCTI still aired 1979 anime until 2014 and 2005 Anime began aired in 2011). Also, this song is very common and very popular in Indonesia.
    • This song is most significant famous Doraemon's song in Indonesia.
    • This song has been used during initial broadcast on RCTI.

References

Navigation

1973 anime Boku no Doraemon
1979 anime Doraemon no Uta(1979, 1981-2005)Boku Doraemon(1979-1981)
2005 anime Doraemon no Uta(2005)Hagushichao(2005-2007)Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon(2008-2019)Doraemon(2019-)
Movies Boku Doraemon(1980-1981)Doraemon no Uta(1982-2004)Hagushichao(2006-2007)Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon(2008-2019)Doraemon(2019-)
1973 anime Doraemon Rumba
1979 anime Aoi Sora wa Poketto sa(1979-1981)Maru-gao no Uta(1981-1984)Santa Claus wa Doko no Hito(1983)Bokutachi Chikyuujin(1984-1988)Aozoratte Iina(1988-1992)Ashita mo Tomodachi(1992-1995)Boku Doraemon(1995-2002)Mata Aeru Hi Made(2002-2003)Tanpopo no Uta(2003)YUME Biyori(2003-2004)Aa Ii na!(2004-2005)Doraemon Ondo(?)Doraemon Ekaki Uta(?)Dorami-chan no Ekaki Uta(?)
2005 anime Odore Dore Dora Doraemon Ondo(2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)Doraemon Ekaki Uta(2010)F-Gumi no A-I-U-E-O(2011, 2012, 2013)Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon(2011-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)Ikiteru Ikiteku(2012)Jaian ni Boeboe(2012, 2013)Friends of the Heart(2012)Mirai no Museum(2013)Happy ☆ Lucky Birthday!(2013, 2014, 2015)Hikari no Signal(2014)360°(2015)Himawari no Yakusoku(2015)Untaka Dance(2015-2016)Sora e(2016)Dorami-chan no Ekaki Uta(?)
Movies Pocket no Naka Ni(1980, 1981)Dakara Minna De(1982)Umi wa Bokura to(1983)Kaze no Magical(1984)Shounen Ki(1985)Watashi ga Fushigi(1986)Tomodachi Dakara(1987)Kimi ga Iru Kara(1988)Toki no Tabibito(1989)Ten Made Todoke(1990)Yume no Yukue(1991)Kumo ga Yuku no Wa(1992)Nanika ii Koto kitto aru(1993)Sekai wa Guu Chokki Paa(1994)Sayonara ni Sayonara(1995)Watashi no Naka no Ginga(1996)Love is You(1997)Hot Milk(1998)Kisetsu ga Iku Toki(1999)Kono Hoshi no Dokokade(2000)Love You Close(2001)Issho ni Arukou~Walking into Sunshine~(2002)Mata Aeru Hi Made(2003)YUME Biyori(2004)Boku Note(2006)Kakegae no Nai Uta(2007)Te wo Tsunagou(2008)Taisetsu ni Suru Yo(2009)Kaeru Basho(2010)Tomodachi no Uta(2011)Ikiteru Ikiteku(2012)Mirai no Museum(2013)Hikari no Signal(2014)360°(2015)Sora e(2016)Boku no Kokoro wo Tsukutte yo(2017)Doraemon(2018)THE GIFT (2019)Birthday (2020)Universe (2021)
1973 anime Aishū no DoraemonDoraemon in Deki Shīrando
1979 anime Wanpaku San'ningumiDora Dora Doko ka ni DoraemonDoraemon no YumeDoraemon MarchDoraemon Kazoe UtaOre wa Jaian-samada!Nonkina Nobita-kunShizuka-chan no UtaSuneo no UtaNice and Warm, Soft and FluffyDoraemon Shiritori SongIi Yatsunanda yo DoraemonDoraemon JānyiSutekina IsshūkanAshita Asatte ShiasatteDoraemon New YearDoraemon Komori UtaRōkyoku DoraemonZou-san no Hitomi wa naze Aoi?Doraemon no ChristmasPoketto PoppoppouUkiuki Time TravelYumeKaze no MagicalToki no TabibitoChildhoodMori no KobitoKitakuni no Haru
2005 anime F-Gumi no A-I-U-E-OHappy ☆ Lucky Birthday!Himitsu Dougu no Kazoe UtaDoraemon Nana Fushigi ~ Sono Ni ~Jaian ni BoeboeKimi no Naka no NobitaManmaru Boku ga DoraemonMoonlight BlueNobita-kun ReitenOtonari no PrincessSokonoke! Jaian-samadaSuneo no Oboccha MamboTakeshi no Zundoko-bushiTsuki no HikariYume wo KikaseteLucky MamboThank you, Ole!Doragao JankenDing! Dong! The Magic of Christmas
Movies Kokoro wo Yurashite(1981)Hello! Dorami-chan(1989)Yume no Hito(1994)Hitori janai ~I'll Be There~(2002)Kimi ga Warau Sekai(2009)Tōi Umi Kara Kita Anata(2010)Amu to Imu no Uta(2011)Nyabada Wonderful(2011)Hane wo Tsuketara(2011)Kimi ga Ite Kureru Nara(2011)Kimi no Hikari(2012)Egao wa Himitsu Dougu(2013)Tomodachi(2014)Miracle Ginga Boueitai(2015)Koko ni Inai Anata he (2018)
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