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I'm watching Blood Blockade Battlefront for the first time and I've just gotten to episode 4. Straight away the episode opens up with them drinking beer, and what is that you beer you ask Blue Moon... I drink this alcohol a lot, so I'm surprised it in an anime with it's actual name and not even slightly modified!

Well I just looked back to take a picture and they have renamed it... but still Blur Moon:

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I'm watching Blood Blockade Battlefront for the first time and I've just gotten to episode 4. Straight away the episode opens up with them drinking beer, and what is that you beer you ask Blue Moon... I drink this alcohol a lot, so I'm surprised it in an anime with it's actual name and not even slightly modified!

Well I just looked back to take a picture and they have renamed it... but still Blur Moon:

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Please find smaller images to use, or save and upload resized images that fits within the post boundaries. When you do that you can use the "Edit" link to make the change.

Also, a single observation like this about a specific product in a specific show doesn't have much discussion value, so I've renamed the thread to invite others to share some of their favorite clearly identifiable brand products in anime.
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Looks more like Brand X (Warning: TVTropes)
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I love all the creative names for Coca Cola and McDonalds in Japan. The Devil is a Part-Timer gets the winning award with MgRonald and Sentucky Fried Chicken.
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I love all the creative names for Coca Cola and McDonalds in Japan. The Devil is a Part-Timer gets the winning award with MgRonald and Sentucky Fried Chicken.



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instinct46 wrote:

I'm watching Blood Blockade Battlefront for the first time and I've just gotten to episode 4. Straight away the episode opens up with them drinking beer, and what is that you beer you ask Blue Moon... I drink this alcohol a lot, so I'm surprised it in an anime with it's actual name and not even slightly modified!

Well I just looked back to take a picture and they have renamed it... but still Blur Moon:

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Please find smaller images to use, or save and upload resized images that fits within the post boundaries. When you do that you can use the "Edit" link to make the change.

Also, a single observation like this about a specific product in a specific show doesn't have much discussion value, so I've renamed the thread to invite others to share some of their favorite clearly identifiable brand products in anime.


Would it not be better to allow us to specify attributes in the image tag?

Honestly I don't know why your sight isn't just scaling the image to the size of the container.
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Other than your standard fast food restaurants has anyone comes across any other brands like this that they use?
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instinct46 wrote:


lorreen wrote:


instinct46 wrote:

I'm watching Blood Blockade Battlefront for the first time and I've just gotten to episode 4. Straight away the episode opens up with them drinking beer, and what is that you beer you ask Blue Moon... I drink this alcohol a lot, so I'm surprised it in an anime with it's actual name and not even slightly modified!

Well I just looked back to take a picture and they have renamed it... but still Blur Moon:

[Oversized images removed by mod]


Please find smaller images to use, or save and upload resized images that fits within the post boundaries. When you do that you can use the "Edit" link to make the change.

Also, a single observation like this about a specific product in a specific show doesn't have much discussion value, so I've renamed the thread to invite others to share some of their favorite clearly identifiable brand products in anime.


Would it not be better to allow us to specify attributes in the image tag?

Honestly I don't know why your sight isn't just scaling the image to the size of the container.


Sure. There's nothing stopping you from adding tags to display the image at a more appropriate size.

I do believe that currently if you upload a saved image then Crunchyroll does adjust the display size -- but that's rather new based on my own observation and was never announced so I'm not 100% sure. One thing to be aware of though is that there's a bug when uploading images so you need to remove the extraneous "$" from the image ID in order for an uploaded image to display.
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instinct46 wrote:
Well I just looked back to take a picture and they have renamed it... but still Blur Moon:

Blur moon seems like a much more appropriate name!


Gafennec wrote:

I love all the creative names for Coca Cola and McDonalds in Japan. The Devil is a Part-Timer gets the winning award with MgRonald and Sentucky Fried Chicken.

I laughed at those every time I saw them!

These things are seen a lot in anime. My understanding is that licensing brand names can be tricky, and it's done more to ward off potential problems than anything.

There was something I watched a few months ago (maybe Shirobako?) that has a fake Uniqlo logo.
Durarara is full of these, not surprising in a series that largely takes place in a busy commercial area.
There are a few in The Eccentric Family as well.


instinct46 wrote:

Other than your standard fast food restaurants has anyone comes across any other brands like this that they use?

In Yuri on Ice, Victor has all his stuff shipped to Japan in boxes labeled CedEx.


Occasionally, you'll see real names. Look at this from the OP of your name...
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Ace of Mizuno....

Sorry, Ace of the Diamond, is the most blatant anime I have seen in terms of product placement, with every team across 126 episodes using Mizuno branded products. I suppose it is only fair though as Mizuno sponsored the series.
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instinct46 wrote:

Would it not be better to allow us to specify attributes in the image tag?

Honestly I don't know why your sight isn't just scaling the image to the size of the container.


This site doesn't even track your last viewed posts. They desperately need an upgrade.

That said, relying on the client to scale images isn't considerate to mobile users.
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One recent one that comes into mind is Tsuki ga Kirei (LINE, Taiko no Tatsujin, just to name a few), but there's product place placement in a lot of anime (wcdonalds, anyone?).
Though the Pepsi product placement in Jojo part 4 has got to be one of my favourites, probably because it's just...there, and so often, too.
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The most recent one I can recall is Red Gull (Red Bull) in several New Game!! episodes.

My favorite product placement has got to be the Coca Cola sequence in Kizumonogatari II:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYn7GYsLfIQ
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I think that the product that I see the most of in anime is Cup O Noodles. Sooner or later just about every anime has it. Cup O' Noodles even sponsored the anime Freedom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Project

They even have a BIG museum in Yokohama that LiSA visits in Episode 29 of her TV show http://www.crunchyroll.com/lisa-tv
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Gafennec wrote:

I love all the creative names for Coca Cola and McDonalds in Japan. The Devil is a Part-Timer gets the winning award with MgRonald and Sentucky Fried Chicken.


And UniSlo, Book On, Pasta (for PlayStation), Docodemo (for Docomo), and so on... it's a running joke in that series.

K has a few with luxury brands in the first episode - Ghamel and Pvlcari.


........ someone should make a collection of all the times Starbucks has appeared in anime, especially the Starbucks in that K episode (the one in the Tsutaya by Shibuya station. Even if you've never been to Tokyo, if you watch enough anime, you know the one).

Also, not quite this, but in magi4, even with no words, you can see that Atom and Rui get their lunches from MgRonalds and Starbucks, from the bags.




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