Outcry over a 2 second condom scene in kiddy anime Doraemon has forced Shogakukan and Warner Home video to issue a recall and an apology.

The scene in question:


The last line of the text reads (loosely) “the load at the time of a condom” and appears to be a tortuous pun based on the the earlier text’s reference to “electrical coupling.”

The publishers apologised for showing a “word inappropriate for an animation for young children” and have promised to exchange affected DVDs for a non-corrupting version.


The scene in question originally appeared in a 1979 episode of the show, but was made available in 2009 and 2011 on several DVD releases. Production staff say the passage was “put in as a prank.”

That it took 3 decades for them to catch on is also evidently causing them some embarrassment:

“We offer our most heartfelt apologies to any who were offended by this scene, and profoundly regret having failed to detect it for so long.”

Whether international releases are affected and whether anyone cares about the sin of contraception being mentioned in a foreign language is not clear at this stage.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 23/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i dont want to live in ths world anymore

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 25/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yeah, this world is now shit beyond comparison.

    The fucktards and moral-nazis have quenched all the fun out of this shit-ass reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *give a rope* (take the time to consider it :p)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:21 23/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I came here looking for some Doraemon-shaped condoms.

    Shit SanCom you got me trolled again!!!!

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    Comment by kintama00
    00:02 24/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    lol actually the same.. xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Slips on Doraemon-shaped condom* Just you and me! Let's do it, buddy! =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Talk about a storm in a teacup. Wow.

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    Comment by LDC
    18:59 23/04/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Sex is so scray. Do not dare to mention even a hint about it!

    You know, I do wonder what kind of people will get offended by this sort of thing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:07 23/04/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Old prudes who hang out in the church all day gets offended easily. Oh, she has a large mole on her bill-like nose! She must be a witch! Get the lynch mob!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    exactly .. just think of the impact it could happen to there nation .. like O the Humanity .. little kids would stop and ask "mommy ?? daddy ?? wut does condom mean ?" because of the magical 2 second showing o a new word .. Horror and Shock

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    03:28 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just say "It means 'condominium', Timmy. Now go along and play hide-and-go-fuck-yourself."

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    Comment by shiroki
    18:48 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And Japanese kids will know about it how? Pointless outrage at its best

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    Comment by Holy One
    14:01 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd buy that 'corrupted' version!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder if Japanese kids ever saw Rocko's Modern Life.

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    Comment by Firetribe
    01:46 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if that word is there, do they really think a child would understand what it means?

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    14:23 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ndeed,... 3 decades too late,...

    I'm sorry but the damage is done - to at least a billion young minds forever warped and corrupted by this casual "gag".

    Exactly how many lurkers on the interwebs have been psycologically scared from this, is anyones guess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 19/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    can i fuck u????????????

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 26/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Astrid Lindgren?
    Fuck yes!

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    Comment by Chen-04
    18:38 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is just silly,... leave the original alone and complain to your grandmas that they didn't care at the time. Or better yet..learn from them to not care,.. damn moralfags.

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    Comment by denn
    19:03 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If their doing this to doraemon imagine whats in store for crayon shin-chan.

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    Comment by uber phallas
    20:21 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobita: You know that “condom” I wrote down in 1979?

    Doraemon: Yeah?

    Nobita: Took them more than 30 years to discover.

    Doraemon: You rock!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:39 13/11/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:02 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kids would learn about condoms sooner or later, nowadays preferably sooner. Chill out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    There are kids nowadays that already KNOW what a condom is.Some even use it as "water balloons/water bombs" ... just seen that 4min ago wen taking out the trash. I don't see what kind of problem this is

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:59 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >implying kids would watch a cartoon from the 70s

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    Comment by Trollala Trollili
    22:13 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol why so serious, it's just a single word, who's the child here(─‿‿─)

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    01:10 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of cos its serious they are trying to increase the birth rate here and putting word such as condom only gonna teach the viewers to put on a condoms when having sex!

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    Comment by scsa20
    20:04 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just look at some of the older Disney films. The original box cover for The Little Mermaid has a picture of a penis on it, one film that I can't remember the title to had a 2 second porn video in the background, etc.

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    Comment by Falos
    00:53 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    During a flight scene in Disney's 1977 "The Rescuers" an open window is visible for a frame or two, through which one can see what is recognizable as a poster of a topless woman on the wall.

    Enjoy your trivia, but it's kinda hard to give a fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    the third line "Alle Rechte für Das de" can easily interpreted as "Alle Rechte für Das deutsche Reich/Vaterland" ("all rights/power for the german nation")


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:06 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    not really theres like a bajillion more words that start with "de"

    I guess you say that for the same reason ppl in the english speaking internet like to shout "ss sa germania" or "ein volk ein reich ein führer" without fully understanding what it means....

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They just don't want kids to see old style anime and slice and dice anime into groups,
    If it has someone in it taking a piss its evil
    because drawn characters don't use the bathroom and don't do those things there by not fit for children Period... so they say

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:28 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It's strange...

    I could have sworn that Doraemon shows used to depict Nobita's lust for Shizuka in a bath tub, ACTUALLY SEEING Shizuka in a bath tub, Nobita getting wind of his father's porn mags, and his friends generally running around naked due to some device mishap.

    Kids today are getting increasingly too sheltered for their own good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Not to mention peeping on Shizuka with various gadget from the future, fantasizing using gadgets to "remove" Shizuka's cloths etc etc.

    Heck, I read Long Volume 6 at the age of 8, where Shizuka's titties were drawn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 24/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say it's the other way around. Kids today aren't sheltered in the sense of being naive at all. They know all about this stuff. The internet makes it laughably easy even when you don't look for it.

    So parents realize their kids are getting exposed to things, get all worried and start over-reacting by protesting everything. They end up making a big deal over something entirely pointless since it isn't the cause to begin with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Perhaps the same animator enjoyed the Pippi Longstocking books?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 23/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    When I got children, the first thing I would do is try to teach them about the knowledge of human reproduction, safe practice, legal status of certain acts, etc.
    Preserving innocence is no excuse for promoting ignorance

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