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Domo-kun (pictured right).
Domo-kun (pictured right).

Domo-kun (どーもくん) is the mascot of Japan's NHK television station, appearing in several short stop-motion sketches. He acquired his name during an episode of his show in which a TV announcer said, "Domo Konnichiwa" (roughly translated to English as "Thanks, hello"). Domo-kun is known to fart repeatedly when in a bad mood. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 174 KB)Domo-Kun File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 174 KB)Domo-Kun File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kun (鯤 kun1) and Peng (鵬) In Chinese mythology, (translated from ancient literature Zhuang Zis Xiao Yiao Yao 逍遙遊) there live a kind of giant mysterious fish in the northern sea. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common identity, such as a school, professional sports team, or corporation. ... NHK NHK (日本放送協会, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai), or Japan Broadcasting Corporation, is Japans public broadcaster. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes static objects appear to be moving. ... Flatulence is a mixture of gases that are produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts living in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals, and aerosolized particles of feces, and it is released under pressure through the anus with a characteristic sound and odor. ... A persons mood is a measurable affective state, which can consist of a combination of emotions. ...

Domo-kun is a short, fuzzy, brown monster, with beady black eyes and an open mouth revealing pointy teeth. He is recognized by at least 90% of Japanese schoolchildren, who are familiar with his television antics; however, for many people outside Japan, their first experience with Domo-kun may have been a humorous mock "public service announcement" that states "Every time you masturbate... God kills a kitten," or through various cliches popularized by humor site Fark.com. This is not at all in keeping with Domo's image within Japan itself. A Mon is a rough term for various sorts of fictional creatures in anime and manga modeled after real or imaginary beings, usually variations of beasts. ... Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... A public service announcement (PSA) or community service announcement (CSA) is a non-commercial advertisement—typically on radio or television, broadcast for the public good. ... The original image Every time you masturbate… God kills a kitten is the headline of an image created in 2002. ... Screenshot Fark. ...

Domo-kun merchandise is quite abundant in Japan, and it is heavily sought by collectors in the United States, as evidenced by its constant presence on eBay. Domo-kun is featured in the Game Boy Advance videogame Domo-Kun no Fushigi Terebi. There is also a fan made flash game called "Domo-Kun's Angry Smashfest" that can be played here. eBay Inc. ... The Game Boy line is the best-selling handheld. ... Domo-Kun no Fushigi Terebi is a Japanese video game featuring Domo-Kun, of NHK television network. ... Macromedia Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both a multimedia authoring program and the Macromedia Flash Player, written and distributed by Macromedia, that utilizes vector and bitmap graphics, sound and program code and bidirectional streaming video and audio (upstreaming only available when used in conjunction with Macromedia Flash Communication Server). ...

External links

  • The famous picture
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Domokun
  • A German Domokun-Fanpage

  Results from FactBites:
Domo-kun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (478 words)
The name "Domo" was acquired during the second episode of his show in which a TV announcer said, "Domo Konnichiwa" (roughly translatable as "Hello indeed!").
Domo's favorite food is beef with potatoes in a soup and he has a strong dislike for apples (an unexplained mystery in his DNA).
Domo is known to pass gas repeatedly when nervous or in a bad mood.
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