Despite his age, Doraemon is still incredibly popular in Japan. And whilst not really a fan, I do know that the blue and white robotic cat has a magic pocket. And it’s magic because despite being small in appearance, it is capable of holding a vast number of gadgets. 1,963 to be exact. Well, according to Professor Yasuyuki Yokoyama that is.
Mr. Yokoyama (who obviously has a pretty cushy number at his university) has took the time and trouble of counting the gadgets from all the Doraemon comics ever published. A whopping 1,344 in all.
Some of the gadgets include a wherever door, a transportation device, and a personal copter. But despite the obvious expense of such devices, they do apparently break down every now and again. And according to the Professor, “This is the very message of the cartoonist. The gadgets give children big dreams and tell them that you cannot get a life by just using gadgets.”
Maybe Mr. Yokoyama should listen to his own advice from time to time. Especially the words get and a life.