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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 music was composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi. One of if not the most famous Japanese anime songs in history, this song has been covered and parodied numerous times.

History[]

Doraemon no Uta was first aired on April 2, 1979 and was released on vinyl on April 25, 1979. Kumiko Ōsugi 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 Satoko Yamano and arranged again by Shunsuke Kikuchi, was originally introduced in the 1989 movie Doraemon: 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 Doraemon: 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 Wan-Nyan 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 Doraemon: 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 Doraemon: Nobita's 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 version 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 Anniversary, TV Asahi brought in famous singer (at the time) Misato Watanabe. This version was very reminiscent 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 performed in Bb Major.

With the introduction of the 2005 reboot, TV Asahi decided to bring back the long-running 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 Ōyama 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 Ōyama, 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 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 1704
6. Misato Watanabe April 18, 2003 episode 1705 April 23, 2004 episode 1752
7. AJI April 30, 2004 episode 1753 March 18, 2005 episode 1787 (series finale)
8. Twelve 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[]

Instrumentals[]


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 the Indonesian version, there was a full version of Doraemon no Uta, but a short version is still used.[1]
    • The reason Indonesia is still using their own version of Doraemon no Uta in the 2005 anime is because there was no time to translate and find a singer for "Yume wo Kanaete" and "Hagushichao" in 2006 (Although RCTI still aired the 1979 anime until 2014, and then the 2005 anime began airing in 2011). Also, this song is very common and very popular in Indonesia.
    • This song has been used during initial broadcasts on RCTI.
  • In early years when HTV3 broadcast the Vietnamese dub of Doraemon (1979 anime), they use the first part of the song as the opening theme and the second part of the song as the ending theme[2]. Since 2012, HTV3 (later Pops Kids) used the first part of the Doraemon no Uta as the ending theme of both 1979 and 2005 anime.

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(2008-2017, 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 2112(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)Paradise (2023)Time Paradox (2024)
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)Pao Pao Dance(2017)Koko ni Inai Anata he(2018)Rabbit's Dance(2019)Kimi to Kasaneta Monologue(2020)Thank you for your heart(2021)
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