Doraemon Promises the Future is Bright With His New STAY HOME Project

06.May.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

Fujiko Pro and the Fujiko F Fujio Museum have launched their new “STAY HOME” project together with Doraemon.

A message from Doraemon was included in the April 29 issue of The Asahi Shimbun’s morning edition. The message has also been translated into English, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Hindi, Indonesian, and Arabic and posted across Doramon’s social media accounts for people around the world.

As part of Doraemon’s STAY HOME project, his official website, Doraemon Channel, has been posting numerous things including free manga, wallpapers which can be used to make video calls more fun, and more.

 

The STAY HOME project aims to relieve people’s worries and stresses during this turbulent time and will continue to roll things out to cheer everyone up.

The website has also released some special posters you can download and print to show thanks to people having to deliver parcels, food and so on as a result of shop and restaurant closures. The one above reads “Thank you for the delivery. Please leave the parcel here.”

Fujiko F Fujio Museum has also released some wallpapers which if used in a video call make it look like you’re in the museum itself. Try them out to lift the mood during a video call.

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