DVD Title: "Domo" (Volume 1)

PROFILE
Title Domo™
Description Who is Domo? Where did he come from? Nobody really knows other than he is a strange opened mouth creature that hatched from an egg. Domo loves watching TV, rocking out on his guitar and eating everything, except apples. Domo's curiosity usually lands him into some sort of trouble, but his friends easily forgive him because of his pure heart.

Get ready to experience everything there is to know about the Japanese phenomenon Domo. Join Domo and all his friends, Mr. Usaji, Tashanna, Bear Boy and Hungry Bear in a compilation of their many adventures. Be careful, though, when Domo gets upset, he is known to let out explosive farts.

INCLUDES: DOMO ANIMATION CHALLENGE WINNING VIDEOS
ISBN / Bar Code number 6 25828 47540 5
Video Format 1.33:1 (4:3) / Full screen
Audio Format Stereo 2.0
Disc Count One (1)
Language(s) English
Genre Animation / Children's
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Rated Not Rated
Region Region 1 - NTSC
Specification Color
Features [MAIN MENU]: (Play All, Episode Index, Bonus Features). [PLAY ALL]. [EPISODE INDEX]: (Camera, Balloon, Headphone, Domo Inc., Robot Dog, Brother, Ice Skating, Hungry, A Mysterious Tree, A Big Tree, Two Domos, Secret Hide Out, Rock 'n Roll) [BONUS FEATURES]: (Domo Shorts, Domo Animation Challenge Winners, TOYKOPOP: Domo the Manga, Dark Horse Comics: Domo Preview). [DOMO SHORTS]: (Birth of Domo, Introducing Domo, Love Rock?, Space Odyssey 1999, So Hard To Be On TV, First Snow Of The Season, Cooking Panic, Encounter, I Hate Scary Things, Going Out?, Spring Treat, Midnight, Baseball Game, Something New). [DOMO ANIMATION WINNERS]: (Domo Rocks The Office - By Nicole Jesaitis "Niko", Domo The Therapist - By Caroline Hissong "Leenie1", Domo Loves TV - By Ryco, Hungry Domo - By David S. "Jexx", Domo's Big Girl Problem - By The Animation Master)
Production Phase 4 Films / Domo Production Committee
Company Phase 4 Films / Big Tent Entertainment
Licensed by Big Tent Entertainment
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DVD Release February 23, 2010
Run Time 51 minutes (FBI Warning - :21, Menu - :21, Play All - 0:32:56; TOKYOPOP promo clip - :57, Dark Horse promo clip - :31, Domo Shorts - 07:22, Domo Animation Winners - 09:35. Total DVD time 0:52:03)
Copyright Domo © NHK-TYO 1998-2009. Domo Animation © Domo Production Committee. All rights reserved. Licensed by Big Tent Entertainment. www.domonation.com. © 2009 Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC. All Rights Reserved. Phase 4 Films™, the Phase 4 Films logo™ and all related titles, logos and indicia are trademarks of Phase 4 Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Distributed exclusively in the United States by Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC / 460 Greenway Industrial Drive, Suite A, Fort Mill, SC 29708 / 1.866.495.3650

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Domo Volume 1

DVD Copy


DVD Review (Posted on 06-04-2018)

This DVD marks as one of the very first DVDs I ever purchased on the same year Blu-ray was introduced while knocking out the HD-DVD format. No question that this adorable character, Domo, went viral during the days of MySpace. All that time I wondered who that character was until I actually bought the manga that went with the TV series. And yes, I got it:

Domo the Manga

Using stop animation, Domo goes about his business doing things like taking photos, eating, climbing trees, playing baseball and even ice skating. Each episode running at roughly 2 minutes long, we went ahead and summarized the episodes on this DVD volume:

• Camera
Domo enjoys the beauty and art of taking pictures....until Mr. Usaji found out that there was no film in the camera the entire time.

• Balloon
Domo grows sad not being able to reach a balloon he accidently let go. Next day, Mr. Usaji blows the balloon back for Domo, but Domo releases it again thinking it's better off on its own.

• Headphone
While it's nice to hear the beautiful sounds of music, Domo learns you can listen to the beauty of nature without headphones.

• Domo Inc.
This one is nice: Domo and his friends pretend they're in a cubicle, making calls and working in an office. Tashanna sums up the idea of starting business nicely. We'll let you hear that for yourselves.

• Robot Dog
Robotic or not, Domo learns of the challenges of taking care of a dog but enjoys its company. The robot dog was devised and brought by Tashanna.

• Brother
Introduced on this episode are Brother Fox, Fox Boy and Esther. Domo learns about how siblings get along.

• Ice Skating
Sometimes, distractions can make you skilled at something. Domo unknowingly learns how to skate quickly, only to chase a school of fish swimming underneath the ice.

• Hungry
Hungry Bear makes an appearance, and tries to take Domo as his dinner, when Domo thought he was receiving free vanity (hot bath, food, etc).

• A Mysterious Tree
Under the rainy weather, Domo stays dry sitting by the tree which spontaneously provides food and some music. As the sun rises, Domo sits by the same tree, reading a book, but gets distracted by its kindness.

• A Big Tree
With the help of his friends, Domo uses all its efforts to climb to the top of the tree....only to find a tree bigger than the one he climbed.

• Two Domos
Tashanna and Mr. Usaji try to distinguish who the real Domo is, after Domo founds its twin.

• Secret Hide Out
Domo goes incognito enjoying and finding his secret hide out....until everyone in his neighborhood found out about it. This is the only episode in this volume where Domo let one rip.

• Rock 'n Roll
Domo and his buddies get together to rock out, despite annoying the birds in the trees.

The Bonus Features have a chunk of goodies to go with it. Besides the promotional clips from Dark Horse and TOKYOPOP, Domo Shorts are 1-minute clips from more episodes of Domo. Some clips didn't feature dialogue which was strange, but they are short clips not found on the episodes of this DVD.

Another bonus feature is Domo Animation Winners. These are the five, fan-made animations using the online web software that allow fans to create their own Domo animations. Some of these were nicely done, especially the one where Domo wanted to watch American Idol and Survivor. The animated short titled Domo's Big Girl Problem, where Domo gets dating advice from Hungry Bear, was quite funky. While it's an adolescently simple animation, it was brim with frequent misspellings. Not sure how that won, despite the short clip made by a user named "The Animation Master," but alright then.

Domo Volume 1 DVD menu
Domo, Mr. Usaji and Tashanna
Domo and Mr. Usaji
Domo rocking out

While there is Domo TV, a series only aired in Japan, I couldn't find a second volume in companion with this. It's an oddity that also happened with Discovery Channel's docu-drama series Perfect Disaster which we reviewed here. Despite being a series in standard definition, being of high quality, it'll be nice to see a high definition revival of this series. (Okay, there actually is from their official YouTube channel "The Domo Nation" featuring various videos, but hasn't been updated in a year.)

A simple DVD release that likely needs more attention. Domo was one of the first icons that likely triggered trending, internet jokes—known as memes—making our online experience a little more entertaining. Nevertheless, it's a neat animated series that children and even adults will love. Don't be surprised if this series makes a comeback, given the selfishness of Hollywood, unwelcoming ideas and ignoring suggestions from fans (has anyone ever questioned how unfriendly yet unthankful Hollywood is to fans?). Thank goodness we have video websites brewing into the new entertainment standard such as YouTube and Netflix (to those who work for these companies currently reading this, and/or visiting our websites, keep up the excellent work!).

All I can say is I wish we could see Domo again, though thanks to this review, demand may grow and this DVD may be slightly hard to find. This is a great choice for DVD collectors and those who don't want to hog up their internet/data service. Great characters, nicely done animation and adorable episodes. Strongly recommended!

I also strongly recommend animated hero classics on DVD! Happily provided by Nest Learning & Nest Entertainment:
Hero Classics from NestEntertainment.com

© 2008-2018 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

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DVD Credits

Domo




"Camera"

Stopmotion Animator
Hirokazu Minegishi

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Balloon"

Stopmotion Animator
Tokiko Ohmukai

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda
Hideko Nakatani

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Headphone"

Stopmotion Animator
Hee Young Lee

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )
Sung Han Hong

Cinematographer
Hyun Chung

Lighting Director
Jeong Il Moon

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Production of Animation
FFANGO ENTERTOYMENT

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Domo Inc."

Stopmotion Animator
Tokiko Ohmukai

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Robot Dog"

Stopmotion Animator
Hirokazu Minegishi

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Brother"

Stopmotion Animator
Hirokazu Minegishi

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Ice Skating"

Stopmotion Animator
Hirokazu Minegishi

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda
Miwako Nishikawa

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Hungry"

Stopmotion Animator
Hirokazu Minegishi

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"A Mysterious Tree"

Stopmotion Animator
Hee Young Lee

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )
Sung Han Hong

Cinematographer
Hyun Chung

Lighting Director
Jeong Il Moon

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Production of Animation
FFANGO ENTERTOYMENT

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"A Big Tree"

Stopmotion Animator
Hee Young Lee

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )
Sung Han Hong

Cinematographer
Hyun Chung

Lighting Director
Jeong Il Moon

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda
Yuka Kitazawa

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Production of Animation
FFANGO ENTERTOYMENT

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Two Domos"

Stopmotion Animator
Mina Nohara

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe ( LOCUST )

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda
Hideko Nakatani

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Secret Hide Out"

Stopmotion Animator
Tokiko Ohmukai

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe (LOCUST)

Cinematographer
Kan Sugiki (CAS inc.)

Lighting Director
Kiyotaka Iimura

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda
Miwako Nishikawa

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
"Rock 'n Roll"

Stopmotion Animator
Hee Young Lee

Puppet Artist
Yoshiko Abiko

Art Director
Shinji Yabe (LOCUST)
Sung Han Hong

Cinematographer
Hyun Chung

Lighting Director
Jeong Il Moon

Music and Opening Theme by
Lenz Entertainment

Director
Tsuneo Goda

Planner
Tsuneo Goda
Miwako Nishikawa

Producer
Noriko Mastumoto

Production
dwarf inc.

Production of Animation
FFANGO ENTERTOYMENT

Produced by
DOMO PRODUCTION
COMMITTEE

dwarf inc.
TYO inc.
NHK ENTERPRISES inc.
Media International Corporation


in association with
BIG TENT ENTERTAINMENT


Domo©NHK-TYO 1998.
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.    www.domonation.com
Bonus Features ["Domo Shorts"]

Domo©NHK-TYO 1998-2009
Domo Animation©Domo Production Committee.
All rights reserved.
Licensed by Big Tent Entertainment
www.domonation.com