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Museums team up to showcase manga sensation

By Wilma Jandoc and Jason Yadao

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>He's considered the Mickey Mouse of Japan, a character with a simple, easily identifiable look, an ambassador that promotes the country's animation worldwide.</p>
<p>But Doraemon, the titular star of a manga series by Fujiko Fujio and countless animated adaptations over the years, remains a largely unknown commodity in the United States. The nation that's already embraced Japa&shy;nese properties such as &quot;Astro Boy,&quot; &quot;Sailor Moon,&quot; &quot;Dragon Ball Z,&quot; &quot;Naruto&quot; and &quot;Pokemon&quot; has yet to do the same for the round-headed robot cat.</p>
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He's considered the Mickey Mouse of Japan, a character with a simple, easily identifiable look, an ambassador that promotes the country's animation worldwide.

But Doraemon, the titular star of a manga series by Fujiko Fujio and countless animated adaptations over the years, remains a largely unknown commodity in the United States. The nation that's already embraced Japa­nese properties such as "Astro Boy," "Sailor Moon," "Dragon Ball Z," "Naruto" and "Pokemon" has yet to do the same for the round-headed robot cat. Login for more...



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