An upcoming advertisement for Mouse Computer combines the talents of idol group Nogizaka46, animation studio Liden Films, and animator / character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (.hack//, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water).
Entitled "Mouse Band Anime CM featuring Yoshiyuki Sadamoto & Liden Films", the commercial will run during the breaks for TV Tokyo's Future Century Zinpangu program, which will run during the 22:00 time slot (10:00PM JST) on August 08. 2018.
The commercial features animated versions of Nogizaka46's members Erika Ikuta, Asuka Saitō, Mai Shiraishi, Nanase Nishino, and Miona Hori, based on character designs by Sadamoto. The commercial will also be published to a special website after it airs on Japanese TV.
When asked about his work on the commercial Sadamoto explained that he became a fan of Nogizaka46 after seeing the PV for "Seifuku no Mannequin", and that he wanted to strike a balance between realism and a manga-style while still capturing the unique characteristics of each band member.
Source: Comic Natalie
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