Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil

Doraemon: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil[2] (ドラえもん のび太の海底鬼岩城, Doraemon Nobita no Kaiteiki Ganjō) is the fourth Doraemon film, released on March 12, 1983 in Japan. Directed by Tsutomu Shibayama, the film is based on the Western myth of Atlantis, the lost city. It is the highest-grossing animated film of 1983.

Doraemon the Movie 1983: Nobita and the Castle of the Undersea Devil
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Directed byTsutomu Shibayama
Produced bySoichi Besso
Tetsuo Kanno
Written byHiroshi Fujimoto
Motoo Abiko
Based onDoraemon's Long Tales: Noby in Devilfish Castle
by Fujiko F. Fujio
Music byShunsuke Kikuchi
Edited byKazuo Inoue
Noriko Tsurumaki
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 12 March 1983 (1983-03-12)
Running time
95 minutes
Box office¥1.7 billion[1]


The plot happens when the Bermuda Triangle is on the news. Meanwhile, Doraemon and friends go camping after helping Nobita to finish his homework. They use an adaptation light to survive underwater, and an underwater buggy to commute. This buggy has feelings and likes Shizuka. Doraemon takes out a big tent that provides all their needs, and that night they have a barbecue, with Gian and Suneo wanting to go the Atlantic but disallowed by Nobita. That night, Gian and Suneo take Buggy and travel through the Atlantic Ocean, trying to find a treasure ship. They lose consciousness, and their friends, who have been looking for them, think they're dead, but they wake up soon. They find the ship and Doraemon, who is outside, sees a sea horse. Along the way, they discover that the environment gun that Doraemon used to protect them is running out of energy leaving them vulnerable to the sea. They are rescued by some marine creatures. Nobita and his friends are later captured by these creatures, revealed to be inhabinats of the underwater kingdom of Mu. It is revealed that another undersea kingdom, Atlantis, now controlled by robots, was about to destroy the Earth with nuclear weapons after mistaking a volcano eruption for an invasion. With the help of a young boy from Mu, Nobita and his friends attempt to stop the robots, but are all captured. However, when things are at their grimmest, Buggy sacrifices itself to destroy the computer that controlled all the robots and nuclear weapons. After returning to Mu, Doraemon and his friends are hailed as heroes before returning home.


Character Voice
Doraemon Nobuyo Ōyama
Nobita Nobi Noriko Ohara
Shizuka Minamoto Michiko Nomura
Takeshi "Gian" Goda Kazuya Tatekabe
Suneo Honekawa Kaneta Kimotsuki
Eru Michie Kita
Underwater Buggy Yūji Mitsuya
Mu Prime Minister Teiji Ōmiya
Poseidon Kōsei Tomita
Announcer Hozumi Gōda
Mu Patrolling Crew Fumio Matsuoka
Masaharu Satō
Kōji Totani
Kōzō Shioya
Kōichi Hashimoto
Nobita's Mom Sachiko Chijimatsu
Nobita's Papa Masayuki Sato
Shizuka's Mom Masako Matsubara
Suneo's Mom Yoshino Ohtori
Gian's Mom Kazuyo Aoki


  1. ^ "邦画興行収入ランキング". SF MOVIE DataBank. General Works. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ English translation as shown on the official website for the 25th anniversary of the movie franchise, based on the fourth volume of the same name of the Doraemon Long Stories series.

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