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TOKYOPOP Presents: Year Of The Domo

He's been described as "a strange creature that hatched from an egg." His favorite food is a meat-and-potato stew, but he loathes apples. He communicates sotto voce with a verve that only his friends can understand. When he's nervous or stressed out, watch out -- he is infamous for passing some serious gas. He is featured prominently at major retailers all over the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of people have created fan sites, and millions more have viewed his antics on video sites like Veoh and YouTube. Even THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE featured him in a piece.

And in 2009, during the heart of apple-picking season, he is going to star in his very own TOKYOPOP manga.

TOKYOPOP, the leader of the global manga revolution, and Domo, the iconic global superstar who was first introduced to the world in 1998 on Japanese public television, have teamed up to present the beloved character's English-language full color manga debut this September worldwide.

In these truly hilariously unpredictable and endearing tales, Domo's 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's Manga will be supported by an aggressive viral marketing campaign, starting with a fan art contest that will launch at New York Comic-Con 2009. Preview art and pages can be seen at The manga will be on sale in September 2009, wherever books are sold.