NHK's Domo-kun to Invade Nickelodeon in Early 2008

posted on by Egan Loo
26 stop-motion shorts of fuzzy mascot tied to plush dolls, fuzzy dice, clothing

The ICv2 retail news source is reporting that the Nickelodeon television network will air the Domo series of animated shorts in America in the first quarter of 2008. The stop-motion anime, which is based on the Domo-kun mascot of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, consists of 26 two-minute episodes. Nickelodeon first announced its involvement in the anime in May of 2006.

Big Tent Entertainment announced in November that it licensed Dark Horse Comics, Concept One, and other companies to make figures, collectibles, stationery, fashion accessories, fuzzy dice, and more. According to that announcement, "Logotel has developed a junior girls' apparel line which includes t-shirts, fashion tops, fleece, hosiery, and flips flops as well as men's neckwear." Play Along has already released the obligatory plush toys of Domo-kun, and Briefly Stated, Inc. has released "sleepwear and underwear."

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