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Doraemon: Nobita's Little Space War is the 6th film installment in the Doraemon franchise. The film was released in Japan on March 16, 1985.

Doraemon's gang is involved in a space war with an intelligence agency called the PCIA after meeting an alien named Papi.


Doraemon: Nobita's Little Space War has the following tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of sci-fi and kaiju films in general.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Towards the end of the film, the effect of Doraemon's shrink ray has started wearing off - just in time as they're about to be executed. Doraemon, Nobita and their friends immediately grows to their normal size, which from the perspective of Papi and his thumb-sized brethren, are kaijus.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Almost all of people of Parika hate General Gilmore. General Gilmore is so unpopular that he only believed in robots.
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  • Big Brother Is Watching: General Gilmore's poster in Parika is actually surveillance cameras of PCIA.
  • Crazy-Prepared: PCIA's head officer Dorakoruru. Based on situation he faced, he can make successful strategy that can almost push Nobita and friends near to the death.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Yeah, Doraemon and friends, against the finger-sized aliens? Not a chance.
  • The Government: With mysterious intelligence service agency, totally dictatorship, posters around Parika, Parika's government under General Gilmore's rule looks really Orwellian.
  • I Have Your Wife: Shizuka was captured by PCIA, in exchange of Papi, who later make his Heroic Sacrifice to exchange Shizuka.
  • Kaiju: The final battle pays homage to this genre, what with Doraemon and friends being restored to normal sizes, enough to tear apart Gilmore's forces.
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  • La Résistance: Freedom Party and citizens who against General Gilmore.
  • Lilliputians: Papi and the rest of the aliens belongs to a race the size of human thumbs.
  • Public Execution: Papi, Doraemon, Nobita and their friends are subjected to be executed by Gilmore's firing squad. It nearly happens until the Shrink Light's effects wears off.
  • Shrink Ray: A variation, but Doraemon's Shrink Light plays an important role in this film, because Doraemon and friends need to shrink themselves down to the size of Papi and his fellow aliens.
  • Space Is Noisy: Justified. The "sounds" reader read or heard is actually from spaceships and tanks.

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