When Author Needs an Ending

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Reasons why every story needs an ending

  1. The author is just a normal human, he could died any moment and leave the story without proper ending.
  2. Readers are advancing in ages, they’re getting older. The story will be out of dates.
  3. When fans of story stick to what they read, they imagine what’s next. Readers will be bored with a very long story, because they have live.
  4. If author leave the story to the other author, fans will be disappointed a lot. They will feel it as a simple fan fiction.

An example from the honorable Fujiko Fujio ff

In December 1969, the Doraemon manga appeared simultaneously in six different children’s monthly magazines.

Cover art of the first Doraemon manga volume f...
Cover art of the first Doraemon manga volume featuring the titular character (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Taken from Wikipedia loncadrunbutton

The magazines were titled by the year of children’s studies, which included Yoiko (good children), Yōchien (nursery school), and Shogaku Ichinensei (first grade of primary school) to Shogaku Yonnensei (fourth grade of primary school). By 1973, the series began to appear in two more magazines, Shogaku Gonensei (fifth grade of primary school) and Shogaku Rokunensei (sixth grade of primary school). The stories featured in each of the magazines were different, meaning the author was originally creating more than six stories each month. In 1977, CoroCoro Comic was launched as a magazine of Doraemon.

The first appearance of Doraemon, who came via...
The first appearance of Doraemon, who came via the time machine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Original manga based on the Doraemon movies were also released in CoroCoro Comic. The stories which are preserved under the Tentōmushi brand are the stories found in these magazines.

Since the debut of Doraemon in 1969, the stories have been selectively collected into forty-five books published from 1974 to 1996, which had a circulation of over 80 million in 1992. In addition, Doraemon has appeared in a variety of manga series by Shōgakukan. In 2005, Shōgakukan published a series of five more manga volumes under the title Doraemon+ (Doraemon Plus), which were not found in the forty-five Tentōmushi pipi volumes. Many other series have since been produced, some not from official supplies.

Doraemon was discontinued in two media because readers were advancing in grades and an ending was believed to be needed. These two are not reprinted.

  • In the March 1971 issue of the magazine Shogaku 4-nensei: Because visitors from the future were causing too much trouble, the government in the 22nd Century passed a bill to ban time-travelling altogether, meaning Doraemon would have to return to his time era. After explaining him, he leaves Nobita.
  • In the March 1972 issue of the magazine Shogaku 4-nensei: Doraemon, for some reason, had to go back to the future but fakes a mechanical problem so that Nobita would let him go. Nobita believes him and promises to wait until Doraemon gets well. Realizing that Nobita can handle his departure, Doraemon tells the truth and Nobita accepts. Doraemon returns to the future.

The third ending was actually meant to be the official ending due to low TV ratings and the Fujiko Fujio duo being busy with other works, but Doraemon did not leave their minds and restarted in the next month’s issue. In 1981, this episode was made into anime (called “Doraemon Comes Back”), and in 1998, this was released as an anime movie.

  • In the March 1973 issue of the magazine Shogaku 4-nensei, Nobita again returns home after losing a fight against Gian. Doraemon then explains that he has to return. Nobita tries to have Doraemon stay but after talking it over with his parents, he accepts Doraemon’s departure. They take a last walk in the park. After they split up, Nobita encounters Gian and gets into a fight again. After a long duel with Nobita trying to win at all costs so that Doraemon can leave without worries, Gian gave up (which gave Nobita the win) because no matter what, Nobita refuses to stay down. Doraemon finds Nobita passed out and takes him home. Sitting beside the sleeping Nobita, Doraemon returns to the future. This story was reprinted in the last chapter of the manga Book 6.

When the Fujiko Fujio duo broke up in 1987, the very idea of an official ending to the series was never discussed. Since Fujiko F. died in 1996 before any decisions were reached, any “endings” of Doraemon are fan fiction.

However, it is apparent from many episodes and movies where Nobita travels to the future that in the end he does marry Shizuka, leads a happy life and separates with Doraemon, although Nobita and his friends fondly remember him.

Bonus:

Latest movie of Doraemon release on march 9, 2013 in Japan

Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dōgu Museum (ドラえもん のび太のひみつ道具博物館(ミュージアム)?)  loncadrunbutton

This is a message for author of OP, ganbatte.

  • List of Doraemon Characters  loncadrunbutton
  • Doraemon the biography  loncadrunbutton
  • Doraemon Waku Waku Sky Park at New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido, Japan (lifetoreset.wordpress.com)  loncadrunbutton
  • Hindi-speaking ‘cat’ pulled off air (japantimes.co.jp)  loncadrunbutton
  • Dine Doraemon Style (coolest-gadgets.com)  loncadrunbutton
  • Similar manga of Doraemon   loncadrunbutton
  • Spin off of Doraemon   loncadrunbutton

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