23 Aug '11, 6am

Pictures: Small, blue iconic robot cat Doraemon to get own museum, which will feature 50,000 items

Pictures: Small, blue iconic robot cat Doraemon to get own museum, which will feature 50,000 items

Journalists look at original colour images of "Doraemon", "Obake no Q-taro", "Perman" and "Kiteritsu Daihyakka" on display during a press preview at the Kawasaki City Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki on August 22, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (Reuters) - He's a small, blue robot cat from the future who's been the inspiration for an animated TV series, served as Japan's cartoon cultural ambassador and is beloved around the world. Now, the iconic Doraemon has his own museum on the outskirts of Tokyo - though he shares the space with his creator, Fujiko F Fujio. The museum collection features 50,000 items, many of which are original drawings, as well as a desk and other things used by Fujio until his death in 1996. The museum building also includes a small theatre and coffeeshop. Sent back in time to help a hapless schoolboy named Nobita save himself from a life of failure, an...

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