Taisei Corporation's latest commercial is a 30 second animated spot directed by Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimeters Per Second, The Place Promised in Our Early Days) that takes place at the site of the Bosphorus Strait tunnel construction site:
Actress Mei Kurokawa (Boys on the Run, Yakuza Weapon) provides the voice over. Music is by singer-songwriter Anri Kumaki. CoMix Wave Films handled the animation. There's also a 15 second version.
Taisei Corporation is the company that was awarded a huge contract that included building a tunnel across the Bosphorus Strait (8.5 miles) in Turkey. The huge undertaking went into constrution 2004 and is scheduled to open October 29th, 2013 after major delays mostly due to an archeological discovery onsite. The actual tunnel portion of the project (dubbed Marmaray) was completed in 2008.
This is the second commercial done for Taisei by CoMix Wave Films. The first was directed by Ushio Tazawa (chief animation director on The Place Promised in Our Early Days) about the New Doha International Airport scheduled to open in 2012.
via Hachima Kikou