Anime Vice News

WTF Wednesday: Terminator to Join Doraemon Cast

At least it's the Terminator, and not actually Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Gigazine reports on a new “Doraemon and Hollywood collaboration,” which apparently means that the Terminator is going to have a cameo in the next Doraemon episode, to promote the Japanese release of Terminator Salvation. Because obviously, the children who watch Doraemon are the target audience of the Terminator franchise.

When I was 8, my brother made me watch Terminator 2, and I had nightmares for weeks about waking up, walking into my kitchen, and finding my mother with her arm transformed into a blade, with which she would be slaughtering my dad. It's nice to know that small Japanese children may be able to share my childhood dreams.

...Seriously though. WTF? Whose idea was this? And who heard the idea and thought “man, we should totally make that happen”? Maybe it's a really brilliant move, a play for the longer game: make sure that the Terminator is cool when the kids are young, so they'll go see sneak in to see an R-equivalent-rated Terminator 13 when they're older. Or maybe it's just targeted at Doraemon-watchers' parents. Either way, I hope to god someone puts a clip on YouTube.

What a great opportunity for me to share my newest addition to the database: the WTF, Japan? page, where you can post all of your Engrish, wacky products, and anything else that comes to mind. We'll also be tagging WTF Wednesdays here, generally speaking.
Cogitoon June 10, 2009 at 9:13 a.m.
I hope eventually as part of the deal Doraemon joins the cast of the next Terminator movie.
JJOR64on June 10, 2009 at 12:02 p.m.
Dude, that's freaking awesome.  They should just add The Terminator to all anime shows to promote it.

Dig Deeper into Doraemon

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (1 Post)
Add/View Images (1 Image)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA #1-6 Review

Netflix just put out an original anime series! But does it hold up to expectations?

AKAME GA KILL! #1 -- Special Review

Don't judge a book by its cover!

BLEACH Ch. 588 Review

It's a gracious host that will even draw a fresh bath for invaders.

YAMISHIBAI + AI-MAI-MI MOUSOU -- Double Review

What does a micro series actually work?

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

GLASSLIP #1 -- Special Review

Is it "glass slip" or "glass lip"? The answer is: yes.

Best Anime Show of 2014, So Far?

THE VICE PIT. What else could it be?

Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

AKAME GA KILL! #1 -- Special Review

Don't judge a book by its cover!

Best Anime Show of 2014, So Far?

THE VICE PIT. What else could it be?

KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA #1-6 Review

Netflix just put out an original anime series! But does it hold up to expectations?

RAIL WARS! #1 -- Special Review

Is this the little anime that could or does it never really leave the station?

Community Spotlight 7/18/2014

It's a small but still powerful list of submissions for the second showcase of July.

GLASSLIP #1 -- Special Review

Is it "glass slip" or "glass lip"? The answer is: yes.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pays Homage to Stephen King?

STARDUST CRUSADERS #13 -- Watch & Learn. Christine?

Summer 2014 Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel