Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld

Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld[2] (ドラえもん のび太の魔界大冒険, Doraemon Nobita no Makai Daibōken), also known as Doraemon, Nobita and the Underworld Adventure,[3] is a feature-length Doraemon film which premiered on March 17, 1984 in Japan, based on the fifth volume of the same name of the Doraemon Long Stories series. The fifth in series, it was the first to incorporate computer graphics technology. The film was watched by more than 3 million people and generated a revenue of 1.65 billion yen. It became the highest grossing animated film of 1984. By its release, Doraemon became the first and the only franchise to have 2 back-to-back highest-grossing animated films of the year. A remake of this film was released in Japan on March 10, 2007 entitled Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld.

Doraemon the Movie 1984: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld
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Japanese Release Poster
Directed byTsutomu Shibayama
Based onDoraemon's Long Tales: Noby and the Devildoom Chronicles
by Fujiko F. Fujio
CinematographyAkihiko Takahashi
Edited byKazuo Inoue
Distributed byAsatsu
Release date
  • 17 March 1984 (1984-03-17)
Running time
97 minutes
Box office¥2.81 billion[1]


Nobita requests Doraemon to give him the Moshimo-box and wishes for the world to become a place where the use of magic is possible. Witchcraft replaces science and technology and everyone makes use of it on their daily lives, except for Nobita, who, like usual, isn't very good at conjuring spells. Being frustrated, he plans on returning things to their past state, but his mother threw the Moshimo-box away.

One day, Doraemon and his friends meet Professor Mangetsu (満月先生), who studies magic and magical beings such as goblins, and his daughter Miyoko (美夜子), and are warned of the dangerous approximation of the "star of the Underworld" to the Earth's orbit.

With the future of the planet at stake, the group must travel to the Underworld and pierce the heart of the terrible Underworld King with a silver dart, as detailed in the ancient texts of "The Chronicles of the Underworld". Their attempts are, however, thwarted and Miyoko captured.

Doraemon and his friends then decided to use the Time Machine to return to the past and, using Dorami's Moshimo-box, they manage to restore the Earth. The events on the Underworld continue, however, to take place in a Parallel Universe, where Miyoko is still captive. As a result, the group is once again forced to travel to the Underworld and defeat its tyrannical ruler once and for all.


Character Japanese voice actor
Doraemon Nobuyo Ōyama
Nobita Nobi Noriko Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto Michiko Nomura
Suneo Honekawa Kaneta Kimotsuki
Gian Kazuya Tatekabe
Nobita's father Masayuki Kato
Nobita's mother Sachiko Chijimatsu
Professor Mangetsu Tadashi Nakamura
Miyoko Mami Koyama
Dorami Keiko Yokozawa
Dekisugi Sumiko Shirakawa
Nobita's Teacher Ryoichi Tanaka
Gian's Mother Kazuyo Aoki
Jiji Airul Nafizi
The Devil Genzo Wakayama
Demon Captain Tatsuyuki Jinnai
Demons Osamu Kato
Tessho Genda
Keaton Yamada
Masashi Hirose
Errand Demon Shigeru Chiba
Demaon the Evil King Toshiya Ueda
Chiyoko Kawashima
Satoshi Majima



  1. ^ 邦画興行収入ランキング. SF MOVIE DataBank (in Japanese). General Works. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ English translation as shown on an official website for the 25th anniversary of the movie franchise.
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