The BEST Episodes of Doraemon (1979)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Network: TV Asahi

Doraemon is sent back in time by Nobita Nobi's great-great grandson Sewashi to improve Nobita's circumstances so that his descendants may enjoy a better future. In the original time-line, Nobita experienced nothing but misery and misfortune manifested in the form of poor marks and grades, physical disasters, and bullying throughout his life. This culminates in the burning down of a future business he set up which leaves his family line beset with financial problems. In order to alter history and better the Nobi family's fortunes, Sewashi sent him a robot called Doraemon.

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Something is Gonna Occur by 7 o'clock

#1 - Something is Gonna Occur by 7 o'clock

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 1980

Nobita got a zero on his paper and is afraid of telling his mom the truth. So Doraemon gets out the Guiding Machine gadget which produces a fortune telling him to wait till 7:00 pm to tell mom.

star 10.00
1 votes
Mancutting Machine

#2 - Mancutting Machine

Season 1 - Episode 84 - Aired Jul 7, 1979

star 10.00
1 votes
The Day When I Was Born

#3 - The Day When I Was Born

Season 1 - Episode 81 - Aired Jul 4, 1979

The episode begins with Nobita getting yelled at by his mom and dad. Their expectations and reality causes Nobita to believe that he was picked up or adopted. Nobita and Doraemon go back to the past to the day that Nobita was born. Nobita realizes the dreams and aspirations that his parents hold for him and it causes him to study.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Season 30 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 25, 2008

star 9.00
1 votes
The Weather Box

#5 - The Weather Box

Season 1 - Episode 69 - Aired Jun 20, 1979

After Suneo and Nobita argue about the weather of the next day, Doraemon gives him a gadget that controls the weather.

star 8.50
2 votes
Taking an Arrow to School

#6 - Taking an Arrow to School

Season 1 - Episode 86 - Aired Jul 10, 1979

With a Moving Arrow and Bow, Doraemon helps Nobita place targets at various locations so going around would be a breeze. Gian and Suneo steal an arrow from Doraemon and Nobita, but a dog moves the destination target to a canal causing them to fall into it.

star 8.50
2 votes
Let's Be Lightning

#7 - Let's Be Lightning

Season 1 - Episode 67 - Aired Jun 18, 1979

Doraemon produces a small thunder cloud to cure Nobita of his fear of thunder. This done, Nobita uses it to shock people.

star 8.50
2 votes
We're Gonna Steal Mom's Diamond

#8 - We're Gonna Steal Mom's Diamond

Season 1 - Episode 90 - Aired Jul 14, 1979

Nobita leaves a photo album on the floor. The book brought nostalgia to Nobita's mother and she recalled a story about a precious diamond ring that was passed down in their family, but was stolen by two boys. Nobita and Doraemon go back in time to stop the robbers. The diamond ring turned out to be plastic and was meant for Nobita's mom to be a lesson.

star 8.50
2 votes
Advertising in Mirrors

#9 - Advertising in Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 88 - Aired Jul 12, 1979

Doraemon and Nobita use a broadcast mirror to advertise a small sweet shop. At first, the advertisement fails to attract customers. But later, a huge crowd gets attracted to the sweet shop.

star 8.50
2 votes
Let's Set Up the Customer's Face

#10 - Let's Set Up the Customer's Face

Season 1 - Episode 73 - Aired Jun 25, 1979

star 8.50
2 votes
The Cursing Camera

#11 - The Cursing Camera

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 13, 1979

Nobita accidentally makes voodoo dolls of Doraemon and his parents using the camera and they fall into the hands of two rough girls.

star 8.50
2 votes
Memorization Bread for Testing

#12 - Memorization Bread for Testing

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 4, 1979

The episode starts with Nobita running into Doraemon and asking him for a tool to help him study for his examinations that takes place tomorrow. Doraemon gives him some Memory Bread which Nobita eats and understands the work. Later, he relaxed and ate desserts until he became full, but Doraemon forces him to eats extra memory bread. The episode ends with Nobita vomiting and re-eating memory bread from the start the very next day. Later remade as "Copying Toast" in 1992.

star 8.20
5 votes
Doraemon's Prediction

#13 - Doraemon's Prediction

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 9, 1979

The episode starts with Nobita getting home and wanting to go to Shizuka's house to play, but is stopped by Doraemon. He then open a book and tells Nobita that if he goes out, he will get in hospital because he will be hit by a truck. After persuasion by Shizuka, Doraemon goes outside with Nobita and uses a "future mirror" to see what will happen to them in 10 seconds time. Eventually, after near-accidents, they make it there but when he opens the door he gets hit by a toy truck on the head. The episode ends with Nobita laughing with Doraemon. First use of flying hats.

star 8.00
5 votes
Dinosaur Hunting

#14 - Dinosaur Hunting

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 10, 1979

Doraemon and Nobita's first time travel. They get into a drawer which leads to them travelling on a time machine and end up ten billion years in the past. After shrinking one dinosaur, Doraemon cannot find his gun but they manage to escape the second one, with Nobita leaving his glasses behind, which are found in the present time, to the amazement of scientists.

star 8.00
5 votes
Moving to a Haunted Castle (2)

#15 - Moving to a Haunted Castle (2)

Season 1 - Episode 92 - Aired Jul 17, 1979

Nobita and Doraemon continue their rescue attempt.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Dimensional Copy

#16 - The Dimensional Copy

Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired May 26, 1979

Nobita cannot go out so Doraemon produces some magic paper that makes paper copies of anything including Nobita. However, as soon as they leave, a wind blows away the paper figure of Nobita which then has a number of adventures. Remade as The Nobita that Nobita Never Knew in the 2005 series.

star 8.00
3 votes
Shopping In The Future

#17 - Shopping In The Future

Season 1 - Episode 96 - Aired Jul 21, 1979

Nobita wants a new bike but his parents cannot afford it, then he comes across a catalog from 2087 and orders and gets many things, not realizing that they have to be paid for.

star 8.00
1 votes
Nobita in the Mirror

#18 - Nobita in the Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired May 25, 1979

Nobita wants many toys but can't afford them. Using Doraemon's magic mirror, what he holds up to it is copied, so he borrows toys and copies them. But Nobita also gets copied himself producing a mischievous Nobita.

star 8.00
3 votes
Moving to a Haunted Castle (1)

#19 - Moving to a Haunted Castle (1)

Season 1 - Episode 91 - Aired Jul 16, 1979

Nobita's parents consider moving, so he and Doraemon convince them to move to an ancient castle owned by a beautiful woman. When she mysteriously disappears, they must rescue her.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Love-Love Parasol

#20 - The Love-Love Parasol

Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired Jul 19, 1979

Doraemon unveils his newest device, the Love Love Parasol.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Snail House Sure is Carefree

#21 - The Snail House Sure is Carefree

Season 1 - Episode 87 - Aired Jul 11, 1979

Nobita gets called a liar by his mom when she believes him to be hiding his recent exam. Nobita complains to Doraemon and exchanges his snacks for a snail shell that protects him from his surroundings. Shizuka shows up near the end and returns a journal that holds his exam grade. Nobita's mom apologizes, but is met with Nobita's demands... until she asks him for his grade.

star 8.00
2 votes
Swimming Powder

#22 - Swimming Powder

Season 1 - Episode 93 - Aired Jul 18, 1979

Nobita cannot swim so Doraemon uses a powder on him which makes him able to swim through the ground or anything else solid as though it were water, so he can learn to swim.

star 8.00
2 votes
Let's Go See the Ocean in a Submarine

#23 - Let's Go See the Ocean in a Submarine

Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired May 28, 1979

Doraemon produces a mini submarine which makes many jumps into all sorts of liquids including a toilet bowl on its way to the sea.

star 8.00
3 votes
A Visitor from the Country of the Future

#24 - A Visitor from the Country of the Future

Season 1 - Episode 68 - Aired Jun 19, 1979

Nobita tries to get the better of bully Gian using Doraemon's things from the future, but Gian has things from the future too and gets the better of him.

star 8.00
2 votes
N-S Badges

#25 - N-S Badges

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 1979

The episode starts with Gian playing with two magnets. Nobita then says that he should know about magnetic properties in kindergarten. Gian then gets really angry and chases after Nobita. Nobita runs home and asks Doraemon for help, and he gives Nobita some N and S emblems after successfully testing them on Nobita's parents. Then he puts a S emblem on Nobita and the other S emblem on Gian. Nobita then escapes from Gian, but he instead makes a mistake and ends up being attracted to Gian. The episode ends with Doraemon ignoring Nobita when he pleads for help.

star 7.86
7 votes