Nobisuke Nobi
野比 のび助 Nobi Nobisuke

Nobisuke 2005 anime


Submarine1973 1

Nobisuke manga

Nobita no papa 2006

Nobi no papa 2014

Character information
Status: Alive
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 36 (Original age)
41 (In Anime)
Birthdate: 12 March (Pisces)
Nationality: Japanese
Habitat: Tokyo
Career: Company employee
Talent(s): Painting
Interests: Smoking
Fear: Tamako when she is mad
Dream: Getting Promotion
Physical characteristics
Hair color: Black
Skin color: Peach
Eye color: Black
Parents: Nobita's grandfather
Nobita's grandmother
Siblings: Nobirou Nobi (younger brother)
Spouse: Tamako Nobi
Children: Nobi Nobita
Doraemon (adoptive)
Pet: Pisuke (Nobita's pet)

Peko (Nobita's pet)
Fuko (Nobita's pet)
Ichi (Nobita's pet)

Background information
First appeared: All the Way From the Country of the Future (Manga)
Japanese seiyū: Ichiro Murakoshi (1973)
Masayuki Kato (1979-1992)
Yosuke Naka (October 1992-March 2005)
Eiko Yamada (Young; 1979 anime)
Yumiko Kobayashi (Young; 2005 anime)
English VA: Tony Oliver
Russell Wait (UK English)
Other language(s) cast: 1979 anime:
Alfonso Ramírez (Latino cast;1999-2002)
Carlos del Campo (Latino;2002-end of anime)
Héctor Garay (Spanish cast;2001-2002)
Víctor Prieto (Spanish cast;2002-end of anime)
Dráusio de Oliveira (Portuguese cast)
Ed Belo (Philippines/Tagalog cast)
Marwan Farhat (Arabic cast)
2005 anime:
Cesare Rasini (Italian cast)
Robert Tondera (Polish cast)
Matheus Carrieri (Portuguese cast)
Mohamed Khair Abo Hassoon (Arabic cast)
This article is for Nobita Nobi's father.
Don't confuse this character with Nobisuke, Nobita Nobi's son.

Difficulties makes a person better
— Nobisuke telling Nobita
Nobisuke Nobi (野比 のび助(のび のびすけ)), or Toby in the English version, is the father of Nobita and the adoptive father of Doraemon.

Early life

During his childhood years, Japan was in the heat of World War II. Beaten by the harsh life of labor, Nobisuke wanted to commit suicide by drowning in the river. The thought was stopped by the intervention of Nobita and Doraemon, visiting him via the Time Machine.

When he was younger, Nobisuke was a talented painter, such that a local rich man offered allowance for his creations. In exchange of Nobisuke's agreement to marry the rich man's beautiful daughter, Kaniko Kanimitsu. However, Nobisuke turned it down and got kicked out. At about the same time, he came across Tamako Kataoka, and eventually started a family with her. The couple had a son and named him Nobita.



Nobisuke is a typical Japanese salary man: Working in a firm as a commoner, maintaining various hobbies and traits such as golfing, fishing, smoking (which he failed to quit albeit attempting so for many times), drinking (of sake), etc. Though, Nobisuke is not considered the best in the more athletic hobbies, as he's often at the end of the joke about these abilities (or lack thereof). Also, a running gag in the manga is that he never manage to get a driver's license due to his poor skills.

He's generally more tolerant towards his son, Nobita, compared with his wife Tamako. Nonetheless, Nobisuke cares Nobita's achievements a lot, and sometimes makes comments or conversations that affect Nobita considerably, in one way or another. He also shows interest in a great variety of challenges and adventures, sometimes sparking worries of his family, even to a point of requiring Doraemon's gadgets to protect him from nuisance and accidents.


Nobita's grandpa

His father.

Nobita's grandma

His mother.

Nobisuke is married to Tamako Nobi and has a son, Nobita. In the future, Shizuka would be his daughter-in-law. His grandson would be named after him. He is the great-great-great-grandfather of Sewashi, the original owner of Doraemon.

In his childhood, Nobisuke was treated in a disciplined manner by his father, Nobita's grandfather. However, his mother, Nobita's grandmother, was very kind to him. Nobisuke has a younger brother, Nobirou Nobi, who is an excellent athlete.


  • In 1973 and 1979 anime his eyes are big but in 2005 anime he had small eyes.
  • In manga, his habit of smoking cigarettes is censored by using pixelation in the Malaysian edition.


DoraemonNobita NobiShizuka MinamotoTakeshi GoudaSuneo Honekawa
Supporting & Minor Characters
Nobi Family DoramiNobiru NobiNobirou NobiNobisukeNobisuke NobiNobita's grandmotherNobita's grandsonNobita's great-grandsonSewashi NobiSewashi's cousinSewashi's motherTamako NobiYukari
Minamoto Family KazuShizuShizuka's motherYoshio Minamoto
Gouda Family Gian's auntGian's fatherGian's motherJaiko GoudaMuku
Honekawa Family ChiruchiruSuneki HonekawaSunekichi HonekawaSuneo's fatherSuneo's grandmotherSuneo's motherSuneo's uncleSunetsugu Honekawa
Dekisugi Family Akira DekisugiDekisugi's wifeHidetoshi DekisugiHideyo Dekisugi
Nobita's Classmates and Friends GaribenHaruoHidetoshi DekisugiGanko SuwaIchiro AbarayaInako KawaiJiro AbarayaKaoriKenKimiKuraiMasashiMizueMoteo MoteMotesugiNobioNon-chanOranariSaburo KatakuraShigeto SuzukiShizuka's friendSuzyTadashiTamaTamatsuTameTzoYasuo
Celebrities AcchanLunaMari MaruiPermanSumire HoshinoTsubasa Ito
22nd Century Characters BelleBengal RichnessChan, Rin & PonConnieDenjaDepon AlexDice ChoboichiDora EaterDora Leonardo Da VinciDora Med IIIDora the KidDora-nichovDora-rinhoDoramiDorapinEl MatadoraJaidoraKarenLulliMosaroNobita's great-grandsonPawaemonPrincipal TeraodaiRobokoSabuSewashi NobiSewashi's motherSommelier RobotWang DoraWonderful
Pre-historic Characters Captain JohnnyJohann MarshallKennethMichaelaMigMusashibō BenkeiMiyamoto MusashiShamate
Important Characters BelleCinderellaConnieDepon AlexHitsujiJohann MarshallKennethLapis SpinelLunaMiaMigMiyamoto MusashiMomoNewtonNoraSabuWonderful
Animal Characters ChiruchiruChukenperChuntaHitsujiKontaLunaMiaMii ChanMomoMukuNoraPeekoPeroTsuchinokoWonderful
Key Characters AronBanhouCarlaChammyChippoDirector BurgerFreyaFuukoGusukeHariboIchiJackKiboKoronKukuruKuntakkuKurajoKurt HartmanLianLireLuffinMiyoko MangetsuNekojaraPapiParuparuPiisukePippoPokoPopponRiruruRokorokoRoppuruSapioSophiaTemujinTheoUnderwater Buggy
Supporting Characters BettyBrusBubuBulltaroChapekChikoChippoClemDirector FiksElder JieGingerGorogoroGurioProfessor HouIkarusKamoranKeriaCaptain KidKongfighterKukuLizaLogMariaDr. MejinaMikujinMilkInspector MustardNoajinNobihide NobiOnabePegaPoporuPupiiRomiShizukariaSpianaSunTajikaraTaraneThe SowerQueen Undine
Deuteragonists Queen JeanneBalderryBernardMorinaPippoRiruruSharmeeShirahPrincess SunekoProfessor Peppler
Antagonists BaccaraDaburandaDemaonDesterDorumansteinDrakonruleDoubtGigazombieGeneral GilmoreGoradoGuillerminHydeIkarosKaitou DXProfessor KosLedinaLockMafugaMebaMedusaMoaMr. CashNimugeProfessor NapogistraGeneral NejirinNekojaraOdoromeOgonPhoenixiaSaberSeagridShermanSkySnakeTragisUnoUrandaYadori (Emperor) ● Zubu

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