Doraemon is an anime series based on the original Japanese manga series. The story is based on Doraemon, a robotic cat. Doraemon travels back in time to the 22nd century, to help a schoolboy named Nobita Nobi. The manga series was originally published from 1969-1996. Meanwhile, the most recent TV anime series originally ran from 1979-2006. Interestingly, the first Doraemon anime series ran in 1973.