The utopia of suburbia: the unchanging past and limitless future in Doraemon

  title={The utopia of suburbia: the unchanging past and limitless future in Doraemon},
  author={A. Benson},
  journal={Japan Forum},
  pages={235 - 256}
  • A. Benson
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Japan Forum
  • Abstract The long-running Japanese children's media franchise Doraemon is commonly interpreted both inside and outside academic discourse as a representation of a positive vision of the future, an analysis based partially on its portrayal of a lovable robot. This view is supported by the series' use of ‘science’ to represent unlimited accessibility, and the branding of the series as a companion to children's scientific education. Doraemon's celebration of the future's boundless potential is… CONTINUE READING
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