This post is a month and the half outdated but what the heck... who cares? I like Doraemon and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I used to collect the Bahasa Malaysia Doraemon comics and I enjoyed watching the cartoons on TV. Doraemon is a passion that I share with my brother. Of course nowadays I'm more into watching "less kiddy" animes but Doraemon holds a special place in my heart.
Animes in Malaysian cinemas are extremely rare. In fact other than the 2 Doraemon stories which they showed recently (more on this later) I can't think of any other animes that have hit the silver screen here. Can you? Why is that so? My guess is the local movie distributors don't realise what a huge following anime has in this country. Bring in a Miyazaki movie... I bet you'll make a nice profit.
The first Doraemon movie that me and ST caught in the cinemas was Doraemon: Nobita and the Robot Kingdom. I really wondered what trick GSC was trying to pull with that movie because it was substandard even for a Doraemon movie. I think it took several years to appear on our cinema screens. But what really takes the cake was the kid who vomitted behind us making us watch the rest of the movie with the scent of vomit.
On August we caught Doraemon: Nobita and Wind Wizard. This movie was damn good. I highly recommend you watch it although you would probably have to get the VCD to catch it cause it's been off the cinema screens for some time now.
It looks like we're rubbing his tummy... but in fact we're trying to get the time machine from Doraemon's 4th Dimensional pocket The characters in Nobita and Wind Wizard all wear Mongolian like outfits. And in fact some of the characters in the movie are named after some famous Mongolian figures like Genghis Khan (at least in the Cantonese version that they showed in the cinemas)
Seriously looking forward to more anime in the cinema... even if it's just Doraemon.