Doraemon a character of subversion, claim Chinese media

SINCE his debut 45 years ago, Doraemon has become one of Asia’s best-loved animated characters – but in the eyes of some Chinese media the chubby, earless cat with the gaping smile is now on a mission to corrupt the nation’s youth.

The robotic cat from the future has attracted legions of fans at home in Japan and other countries – including China – with his teleportation powers, addiction to sweet bean pancakes and array of ingenious gadgets he uses to help his hapless schoolboy friend, Nobita.

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