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To commemorate the release of the latest Doraemon movie, everybody’s favorite robot cat from the future is now taking calls from fans all across Japan.

Rumor has it that if you dial the telephone number 0570-05-0903 from within Japan anytime between now and May 31, you’ll reach the Nobi residence where Doraemon lives with Nobita.

The number was first revealed in a number of magazines by publisher Shogakukan, including Monthly CoroCoro Comic, where Doraemon comics still make an appearance, to promote the new re-make of the 1989 Doraemon film, Doraemon Shin Nobita no Nippon Tanjo (Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan 2016), due out in theaters on March 5.

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Unfortunately the service isn’t free, and will cost callers within Japan 10 yen (US$0.09) every 20 seconds they stay on the line, but this hasn’t deterred many people from rushing to ring up the iconic character, if you go by the number of times people have already tweeted about their experience.

▼ “We called Doraemon on the phone and it was great! You should try it, too!”

▼ “I called up Doraemon. He was in the middle of eating some dorayaki. He told me he’d show me one of his gadgets so I asked for the Anywhere Door. When he went to try it out he ended up in Shizuka’s bath and she got mad at him.”

▼ “Yay! I had so much fun! I’ll be sure to call you again, Doraemon!”

Depending on when you dial, your conversation with Doraemon changes, and if you call late at night you’ll supposedly get the Nobi household’s answering machine.

We’re not sure if the service is available to residents outside Japan, but if you’ve ever wanted to ask Doraemon to help bail you out of a sticky situation, it couldn’t hurt to try! Just remember to stick Japan’s country code (+81) before the number if you do.

Perhaps you can ask Doreamon how to explain the phone bill that will inevitably be landing on your doormat fairly soon…

Source: Twitter/@coco_ooookie_00, Twitter/@nacccchan0807, Twitter/@shun1234567shun via Matome Naver, Natalie,
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