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Doraemon: Nobita’s Resident Evil (ドラえもん のび太のBIOHAZARD - Doraemon: Nobita no BIOHAZARD) is an indie survivor horror game created with RPG Maker 2000 by the author named "aaa". It is a parody/crossover of the first Resident Evil game which reenact Raccoon City's Mansion Incident in the context of the famous Japanese Slice of Life anime Doraemon, starring the cast from the latter as the protagonists. The game is very well known for its darker interpretation of the lighthearted Doraemon series, as well as its solid gameplay among the Japanese RPG Maker community as well as the fans of the blue cat robot and his friends. The game has spawned numbers of Japanese-language spinoffs, remakes, and fanworks.

After a holiday on a foreign island, the cast of Doraemon, including the protagonist Nobita Nobi, finds themselves in a living hell when most of the neighborhood have either turned into flesh-eating zombies or been killed by them. After the immerse shock from losing his parents, Nobita runs away from the horde of zombies and takes refuge at the school in which he attends. There, he finds fellow survivors: his best friends Gian, Suneo, Shizuka as well as original characters Seina, Kenji, Toby, and Kaneda. The survivors decide to split up and search the school for an escape route. However, the further they progress, monsters become stronger, and more casualties are made. Nobita finds himself facing the deepest secrets under his own school involving the Umbrella Cooperation, its mutating "Tyrant Virus", and most shockingly, the facts that some of his best friends are not what they seem to be.


The game was not known to westerners when it was first released despite its popularity among Japanese indie gamers. In 2014, A translator Naoya Kiriyama provided the translation for the game, which can be found at his blog. More information about the game itself and the walkthrough can also be found at his site.

Examples found in the game are as following:

  • Affectionate Parody: The game is armed with dramatic sound effects and hilarious characters' voice clips.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Similar to Corpse Party, monster A.I.s are programmed to just approach the player, meaning that they like to get stuck by unmovable tiles, facing one direction when you're standing on the other side.
  • Epic Fail: When you play as Seina upon looking for a serum to cure Nobita's wound, you can shoot the guy and get an instant game over.
  • Darker and Edgier:
    • Instead of military trained adults, we have a bunch of children fighting against a Zombie Apocalypse.
    • The premise of the game itself also never fits in any of Doraemon series. While there are adventure stories about Nobita and friends fending off the danger of time traveling criminals, outer-space aliens, rebelling robots and even animals who gain sentience and grow to be too intelligent, none of those are on the same level of terrifying as this fanmade game.
  • Decomposite Character: Albert Wesker and his roles are spilt into several characters: Doraemon, Shizuka, and Dekisugi.
  • Derailing Love Interests: Shizuka, the original series' love interest, turns out the be an Umbrella spy and gets killed by Tyrant so that Nobita can hook up with Seina Midorikawa instead.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Doraemon, Shizuka, and Dekisugi are Umbrella agents.
  • Instant Expert: The main characters learn to use firearms on a fly.
  • Insurmountable Waist-Height Fence: Most monsters are stuck in only one room.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: The town's chairman Masamune Kaneda witnessed the deaths of his wife and kid with his own eye. He refuses to leave the school's infirmary. He is later killed by a Hunter.
  • Permadeath: Toby, Suneo, Seina, and Gian are all prone to Permadeath if you don't save them when they're in danger.
  • Shout-Out: The entire plot is based on Resident Evil's Jill scenario, so most events are direct references to the original game.
  • Take Your Time: Averted. There's no time counter, but if you take too long when someone screams for help or when you need to find someone an antidote, they may die.
  • The Medic: Seina is skillful with first-aid procedure.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Subverted with Dekisugi. He is pushed into a hole by a boss and is never seen again in the main game, but he is playable in the saved data, which shows how he escaped the school before it's blown up.