Sunday, July 27, 2014
Nobita - Doraemon 2004- KFC
Nobita Nobi (野比 のび太 Nobi Nobita?) /Noby Voiced by: Yoshiko Ōta (1973), Noriko Ohara (1979-March 2005), Hiroko Maruyama (Stand-in for Ohara), Megumi Ōhara (April 2005-present) (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (2014-present) (English) Teen: Voiced by: Makiko Ōmoto (2000), Mai Kadowaki (2005-2007) Adult: Voiced by: Kōzō Shioya (1984), Shingo Hiromori (1987~1990), Noriko Ohara (2000~2004), Tōru Ōkawa (2005), Hideyuki Hori (2006) Nobita (born on 7 August, Leo), is the other main character of most stories. He is a fourth grader (fifth grader in anime version) and is 10 years old in Tokyo's Nerima Ward and an only child. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts. Nobita is dumb, uncoordinated, dim-witted, weak, frail, childish, unlucky and bad at sports. He sleeps from a standing position to a sleeping position in less then a second. Nobita's typical day consists of arriving late to school, scoring zero in his tests, getting scolded by his teacher, being teased by his classmates Gian and Suneo, falling in the curbside rain gutters, dogs running after him as he step his foot by mistake on the dog's tail, getting grounded by his mom as she receives complaints against Nobita for not completing his homework, coming late to school or either his poor performance in his studies and sports, falls asleep during class, and does not have a good image between his friends except Shizuka, who remembers Nobita's kind heart and worries about him. Some notable personality traits in Nobita are his cowardice (where he is scared of almost everything, especially ghosts) and his cry-baby (a running gag in the show has Nobita crying, mostly at the beginning of the episode) attitude. Nobita is usually portrayed as being courageous and he has often risked his life to help save others or even entire civilizations in full-length stories. Nobita can be very serious and responsible at times. In the original history which Doraemon doesn't interfere, Nobita would marry Jaiko (as long as he only wants to marry Shizuka), never find a good job and eventually go bankrupt. Despite everything, Doraemon succeeds on his mission, as seen in several episodes in which they travel to the future, Nobita eventually marries Shizuka and becomes an officer of Ministry of the Environment.