At the entrance, 40 years worth of CoroCoro comics are lined up.
From the first issue in 1977 to the May issue of this year, 469 volumes are included.
CoroCoro Comic was launched as a monthly magazine where you can read plenty of Doraemon, and out of the 520 pages of the first issue, 200 pages are Doraemon. The letters "Doraemon" were larger than the magazine name, and the cover was a singing Doraemon. The first issue can be read in its entirety as an e-book using an iPad.
Mr. Fujiko F. Fujio, who has continued to draw Doraemon using permanent marker on the cover of CoroCoro Comic since its inception.
This was because after thinking about how to make the cover of CoroCoro Comic stand out, I wanted to make an impact by drawing Doraemon with thick, solid lines.
I don't think it's drawn very magically.
If you look closely, you can see that the correction tape is used to make subtle adjustments.
Approximately 40 original cover drawings that convey the warmth of handwriting are on display.
At the same exhibition, there are original drawings such as "21 Emon", "Chuken Toppi", "Chu Poko", etc., centering on all 17 works of the "Large Feature Doraemon" series. The assistant's comments are displayed nearby.
For example, in the original drawings of the long-form series "Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Underworld", as "the editor in charge", the model of the Great Satan's castle is the ruins of Cappadocia in Turkey, but in fact the teacher visited the book for the research trip. A comment was added that it was after drawing the work.
In addition, there is a drawing that thoroughly researches the room of Shizuka-chan, the heroine of Doraemon, and an appendix exhibit from that time.
Both adults and children listened carefully to the exhibition using the "moshi moshi phone".
At the end of the exhibition planning room, there is also a memorial feature article after the teacher passed away. You can feel the teacher's kind personality and the deep relationship with CoroCoro Comic.
At the museum cafe (3F), you can enjoy the original menu of the special exhibition.
The most popular item is said to be the Kaiseki Kiiwajo Poseidon Chilled Hisui Noodles (1,200 yen).
It's a villain, but it feels like a waste to eat because it's so perfect!
By the way, the mask on top of this soba is a tortilla.
In addition to "Nobita's Dinosaur Cretaceous Plate" (1,450 yen) and "Doraemon Taco Rice" (1,600 yen), the cover design for the first issue of CoroCoro Comic, "Shokan Cake" (1,977 yen) is also eye-catching.
The museum shop (1F) sells original goods that can only be purchased during the exhibition period.
There is a "clear file set (2 A4 size sheets)" (594 yen) and a rubber magnet (486 yen) with the original cover of CoroCoro Comic.
What caught my attention was the Takecopter hair band.
You can't actually fly, but you'll want to wear it in your head.
By the way, the propeller seems to rotate with the wind.
There is also a library space where you can relax and read manga, as well as a courtyard.
Coolers are installed in the courtyard to combat the heat, but it is expected to be quite hot during the day. It is spacious and comfortable, but please be careful especially during the summer vacation period.
From the Magcal editorial department
I have visited the museum several times before, but I have never seen such a lively exhibition.
Perhaps because of the comments of the editors and assistants at the time right next to the original drawings, I felt that there was a lot of lively conversation between the people who came with me.
By the way, September 3, 2112 is Doraemon's birthday.
If we do our best, will we be able to welcome that day too...?
Why don't you feel Doraemon of the past and Doraemon of the future at this special exhibition?