Domo, huh? So THAT’S what that little brown monster I’ve seen on Playstation’s network and on sale as a plush toy at conventions. I had no idea what it was, let alone that it’s the mascot of a Japanese TV network, until this announcement from ANN that little Domo snuck a cameo into NHK’s commercials for its dubbed airings of CLONE WARS. Domo’s friends Usajii (the rabbit) and Taachan (the weasel) also make appearances, although we only have photographic proof positive of the later (to the right). Seems like they skipped the years of Padawan braids and trials of the senses and gone straight to being full-fledged Jedi.
Somehow, I doubt this crossover is going to extend past this goofy cameo, but it nevertheless raises an interesting question for fan discussion. Is there any manga or anime that would make for a good crossover with STAR WARS? I’ve been commenting in my reviews of Eva that I see a lot pleasing similarities between Shinji and Anakin Skywalker. It’d certainly be a trip to see Eva’s tearing through waves and waves of battledroids. How about Voltron taking on a Star Destroyer? Or Darth Maul dueling with Rurouni Kenshin? Go on and chime in here. I’m sure you’ve got some better ideas than me.