Doraemon (2005 anime), one of the articles sharing the title Doraemon, directs to this article which covers the TV Asahi anime series from 2005 to present.
For other uses of Doraemon, see the disambiguation page.

The 2005 Doraemon anime was first aired on April 15th, 2005 (nearly 1 month after the 1979 anime ended) on the Japanese television channel, TV Asahi. Produced by by Shin-Ei Animation, it is the successor to the 1979 Doraemon anime.

Since April 2020, the anime series along with Crayon Shin-chan will also air on BS Asahi every Friday night.[1]


All mini corners, partners, and next episodes previews in all episodes are cut to fit for the 30-minute block in International versions, except for Hong Kong, where they are cut to fit for the 15-minute block in its time slot.

Fujiko Fujio Productions (Fujiko-Pro), TV Asahi, and Shin-Ei Animation produced the U.S. English dub that aired on Disney XD U.S. together with Bang Zoom! Entertainment.

LUK Internacional commissioned Red Angel Media to produce the short-lived U.K. dub that aired on Boomerang UK.

Animation Update

In 2017, it was announced that anime will be received an animation update. Starting with episode 490, airing on July 28, 2017.

Changes include:

  • Background art direction was changed from water color to poster color.
  • The overall color tone was more bright and saturate compared to older episodes.

Currently, only Japan airs the Animation Update episodes, while the other international dubs such as India, Indonesia, etc still continue dubbing pre-animation update episodes or rerun previous episodes.


From left to right-Suneo, Gian, Dorami, Shizuka, Nobita, Doraemon.

Main Characters

Supporting Characters

Other Characters

Voice Cast

Japanese Seiyuu

US English dub

Additional voices

  • Crispin Freeman - Devlin
  • Anthony Hansen - Muku
  • Lex Lang - Bengal Ritchine
  • Mela Lee - Sera Ivy
  • Michael McConnohie -
  • Derek Stephen Prince - Stan
  • Patrick Seitz - Dice
  • Joe J. Thomas - Mr. Saucer
  • Kari Wahlgren - Cosmo

English LUK Internacional dub (aired in the UK)

  • Sarah Hauser - Doraemon
  • Muriel Hofmann - Noby (Nobita), Little G (Jaiko Goda)
  • Catherine Fu - Sue (Shizuka), Tammy Nobi (Tamako)
  • Dave Bridges - Takeshi "Big G" (Gian aka Takeshi Goda)
  • Russell Wait - Toby Nobi
  • Ben Margalith - Sneech (Suneo)


  • Kozou Kusuba - General Director (2005-2012)
  • Sochiro Zen - Director
  • Koichi Maruyama - Main Character Set
  • Ayumi Watanabe (2005-2013), Sadayoshi Tominaga (2008-), Koichi Maruyama (2013-2014), Makoto Yoshida (2015-) - Character Set
  • Koichi Maruyama (2005-2015), Osamu Miwa (2014-) - Chief Animation Director
  • Munenori Mizuno - Composer
  • Toshiyuki Shimizu - Art Director
  • Masahiro Kumagai - Cinematography
  • Akiyoshi Tanaka - Sound Director
  • Tomoko Horikoshi - Color Design
  • Okayasu Hajime - Editor
  • Kan Sawada - Music
  • Yukiyoshi Itokawa (Group A&I) - Sound Effects

US English dub

  • Kristi Reed - Voice Director
  • Wendee Lee - Additional Voice Director (also provides additional voices)


Opening themes

Ending themes


Main article: List of Doraemon (2005 anime) episodes
Main article: List of Doraemon (Disney XD version) episodes
Main article: Doraemon in the United Kingdom#Episodes


Differences between the 1979 version, manga and current anime

  • Nobisuke is almost never seen smoking in the 2005 anime because of the current censorship in Japan, despite being shown smoking often in the manga.
    • Cigarettes almost never appear in the 2005 anime, while in 1979 anime, they appear in several episodes.
  • All of Doraemon's gadgets that resembled medicine were changed to different appliances due to inappropriate or drugs references and avoiding violence of children, or the current censorship in Japan.
    • Such as Slow Fast pill replaced with the Slow Fast perfume.
  • In the episode The Tale of Nobita's Dream, the disks are different each version excluding the Instructor disk and Teenager Drama (Chase the Sun in the USA English dub) disk:
    • West Cowboy disk in the 1979 series, but was replaced by A Pirate Story disk in the 2005 series.
    • Sci-Fi disk has huge difference in the 1979 series and 2005 series (while 1979 series has Star Wars reference/themed).
    • Superhero Adventure disk was added as the 2005 series exclusive.
  • The fillers vary in some episodes.
  • Unlike the 1979 anime which had its own opening in the Middle East, but 2005 anime has Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon were dubbed in Arabic, but some backgrounds were blanked out due to 1979 anime has a different name called Abqoor, which means Little Genius. The first episode card is translated into Arabic in 2005 anime while 1979 anime has black background with Arabic texts.
    • Not only this, when Doraemon first aired on Spacetoon, it was listed on Bon Bon Planet (likely an error) and later Comedy Planet.


  • Starting from episode 557, the second segment now airing past episodes.
  • This version of Doraemon is also the first version to be broadcast in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, also being the first version that had an official English dub.
  • This is the first version of the anime to be produced and broadcasted in a 16:9 widescreen format.


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