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Mistypearl



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:41 pm Reply with quote
Maybe I'm just lame or something, but the heck is up with this "Domo" thing? I've seen it places, and then all of a sudden it showed up in Target o__O
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:58 pm Reply with quote
Tokyopop must be getting pretty desperate.
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AckIsBack



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:04 pm Reply with quote
Domo is taking over the world.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:37 pm Reply with quote
TsukasaElkKite wrote:
Tokyopop must be getting pretty desperate.

Yeah, but it would be sad if anything happened to em. Most of the titles I like are either from them or Viz. Claymore and + Anima FTW!.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:42 pm Reply with quote
Why don't they use the TBS mascot, too?



I still have no idea what it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:51 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Why don't they use the TBS mascot, too?



I still have no idea what it is.
Why it's a pig of course! Don't know what Domo is though. A TV monster maybe?
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:57 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
Why it's a pig of course!


But it has rounded ears, usually associated with bears (though bears don't actually have rounded ears).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:00 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Mohawk52 wrote:
Why it's a pig of course!


But it has rounded ears, usually associated with bears (though bears don't actually have rounded ears).
Nor advertise for TBS either i'd wager. But it is a manga pig afterall. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:23 pm Reply with quote
Mohawk52 wrote:
penguintruth wrote:
Mohawk52 wrote:
Why it's a pig of course!


But it has rounded ears, usually associated with bears (though bears don't actually have rounded ears).
Nor advertise for TBS either i'd wager. But it is a manga pig afterall. Wink


I still say it's a bear-pig. Or pig-bear. Or something of the sort.

I always liked TBS more than NHK, anyway. It's probably because of Evening 5 and Tokyo Friend Park 2.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:48 pm Reply with quote
Domo Manga! I can't wait! Very Happy

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Maybe I'm just lame or something, but the heck is up with this "Domo" thing? I've seen it places, and then all of a sudden it showed up in Target o__O


Maybe Target noticed the rising popularity of anime over here and decided to invest in Domo merchandise. Something to draw in the otaku crowd? Afterall, it's not like your average person knows what Domo is. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:15 am Reply with quote
I don't know what a Domo is either, I've seen him around though but what's his significance in animeland?
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westrim



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:24 am Reply with quote
So long as they have it chase a kitten through a meadow at some point, this will be awesome.
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Furudanuki



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:03 am Reply with quote
Now that Tokyopop has decided to embrace Domo, could an adaptation of Hokkaidō heartthrob Marimokkori possibly be next? I would just love to see the reactions when that one hit the shelves down at my local Barnes & Noble. Laughing

penguintruth wrote:
I still say it's a bear-pig. Or pig-bear. Or something of the sort.

For what it's worth, the Japanese wiki entry says BooBo's (ブーブ) concept was a black pig.
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黒豚をモチーフにし、TBSの「B」をキャラクターの顔にして。
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:09 am Reply with quote
Okay, what the heck is a Domo? I seen and heard about it at Target, but I have no idea what it is.
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