I recently read on ANN that 7-11 had begun offering Slurpees and other products featuring NHK’s famous mascot, Domo-kun. Like any self-respecting otaku, I knew I had to see this for myself. After a protracted battle against my hikikomori nature, I managed to undertake the quarter-mile trek to my local 7-11 in search of the legendary Domo Slurpee. This is what I found.
(I apologize in advance for the crappiness of these photos. My camera kung-fu is not strong.)
It was all true! The Domo Slurpee really did exist! After I was finished weeping tears of joy, I quickly bought a Fuji Frost-flavored Slurpee and rushed back to the safety of my apartment. Fifteen minutes later, my stomach’s painful convulsions remained me why I gave up Slurpees a long time ago. It was worth it, however, to have Domo-kun’s frighteningly expressionless face gracing my humble domicile.