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Tokyopop to Adapt NHK's Domo Mascot in Print

posted on 2009-02-06 14:53 EST
English-language, full-color book to ship in September in North America

Tokyopop has announced that it will adapt NHK and Big Tent Entertainment's Domo mascot character into an English-language, full-color world manga this September. The publisher has not yet announced who will write and illustrate the work based on the fuzzy, brown mascot. Tokyopop editor Alexis Kirsch said that Domo creator Tsuneo Goda has given his blessing to the project. In the upcoming book, "Domo wreaks havoc with his friend's video game, trains a fighting beetle, enters a box car race by being the car, and decides to literally become any character he sees on TV including Tarzan, a samurai, and finally, a top chef."

Domo debuted as the mascot of the NHK public broadcaster, and has since starred in a continuous string of stop-motion animated shorts. The Big Tent Entertainment brand agency premiered 20 shorts on the Veoh online video service in June. Dark Horse has been also promoting Domo with vinyl figures and other items. Last October, the Target chain of American retail stores recruited Domo as its mascot for its Halloween costume campaign.

Image © NHK-TYO


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