Satanic, turncoat Doraemon

Doraemon volume 1 cover

Doraemon (L) has been Japan’s most beloved character since 1969 (3Yen / 2014-02-14). However, Doraemon has gone turncoat and has announced he will be working for Disney Corporation (Examiner.com), meh.

Unexpectedly satanic Doraemon

at Roppongi Hills

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pic.twitter.com/JwNftCxS7F — Dusan Farrington(@quillspatter) July 19, 2014

JapanpassportNew10y
In case you were wondering what the joke is all about…
The satanic passport is a parody of the Japanese passport (right), and Roppongi Hills has Japan’s highest concentration of foreign firms and whinging* foreign employees.

*For most part, they’re rightfully whinging
employees since Japan has an unenviable
working (& living) situation compared to
the upper-middle class environment that
the foreigners came from (or aspire to).

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I'm a pale, alien, quadruped who has worked for 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc." in Tokyo.

6 thoughts on “Satanic, turncoat Doraemon”

  1. Unexpectedly satanic Doraemon…

    A Warning in China: Beware the ‘Blue Fatty’ Cat
    NYTimes.com | 2014/09/29
    Nothing seems more harmless than the plump-faced Japanese cartoon robot cat, Doraemon, who does not even have claws. He is the key character of a manga series of the same name first published in 1969, which was subsequently adapted into a long-running anime series. But Chinese newspapers cautioned their countrymen: Beware of this “blue fatty” — the Japanese are exporting their values through him.
    Last Friday, three major newspapers in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, fired a salvo of accusations against Doraemon for its “political overtones” and being a tool of Japan’s “cultural invasion.”
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