Yoshio Minamoto, commonly credited as Mr. Minamoto, is Shizuka's father. He appears in only a few episodes of the series. His most prominent appearance was in future when he was discussing with the adult Shizuka about her decision to marry Nobita in the short movie, Doraemon: Nobita's the Night Before a Wedding, which is also used in Stand by Me Doraemon.
Mr. Minamoto's appearance is changed in every version of anime and manga. In the 1973 anime, in the episode Wishing Star, Shooting Star, he was depicted as a tall medium skinned man with a traditional appearance. In the 1979 anime episode and in some of the manga chapters, he is seen to be a very thin, tall and skinny man. In the 2005 anime and a few manga chapters, he is seen to have a fluffy, chubby and fat appearance.
Names in other languages
- Español: Yóscio Minamoto, el Padre Scizukes
- Genitive: Yoscús...
- Dative: Yoscíuy...
- Ablative: Yósciud...
- Portugués: Yosço Minamoto, o Padre Sizukes
- Genitive: Yosçús...
- Dative: Yósçui...
- Accusative: Yosçom
- Ablative: Yosçud
- Italiano: Yoscio Minamoto, il Padre Scizukes
- Genitive: Yoscís...
- Sardinianu: Yoscio Minamoto, su Padre Scizukais
- Genitive: Yosciosjo
- Dative: Yoscí
- Accusative: Yóscion
- Ablative: Yosciot
- He looks a bit the same as Sensei in the 2005 anime version and some manga chapters.
- He, along with his wife, is the only parent of Nobita's friends who is named.
- In the English dub, he and his wife have the same voice actors as Spike and Faye from Cowboy Bebop.
- He is voiced by Steven Blum in the American English dub, who also voiced Lord Zedd in Power Rangers Super Legends.