As a collaboration project with Ryukyu Bank, Okinawa-based toy company Robomaniax will start accepting pre-orders for its new action figure inspired by the bank's image character Ryugin Robo on its official online store on February 10. The bank's anime CM featuring the giant robot was animated/directed by acclaimed robot anime director/designer Masami Obari. Check out its details after the jump!
Kyoto Animation's official website opens a CM library section to introduce its original TV CMs aired on Japanese TV. Nine 30-second CMs produced from June 2010 to March 2013 are currently available. Check out the renowned anime production studio's another world created by its directors and animators after the jump!
From tomorrow, Sapporo Brewery will start airing the 31st TV CM of the "Otona (Grown-Up) Elevator" series for its Sapporo Draft Beer Black Label brand featuring 58-year-old internationally acclaimed anime director Hideaki Anno, best known for his Evangelion franchise. Answering to the questions from 37-year-old actor Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anno talks about his philosophy about money and challenges.
Nissin Foods has featured newly-designed famous characters from Kiki's Delivery Service, Heidi, Girl of the Alps, and Sazae-san in its Cup Noodle brand's collaboration CMs. The latest "Final Chapter" uses American hard rock band Aerosmith's No.1 hit song "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," the theme song for Michael Bay's 1998 film Armageddon. Watch a love confession moment in the end of the world after the jump.
Following the well-received two previous clips inspired by Kiki's Delivery Service and Heidi, Girl of the Alps, Nissin Foods today started airing its third anime collaboration CM. This time it features Sazae and Masuo, the main couple in Machiko Hasegawa's nationally popular manga series Sazae-san, and focuses on Masuo's love confession to his future wife at the school festival.
As part of its new brand communication expansion project, Japanese car manufacturer Honda Motor has started airing a 60-second TV CM titled "Go, Vantage Point." featuring internationally acclaimed anime/tokusatsu director Hideaki Anno (Evangelion, Shin Godzilla) and the members of Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK since last night. Watch the clip also narrated by them after the jump!
Japanese real estate company Mitsubishi Jisho Residence has posted a 60-second CM for its apartment brand "The Parkhouse." The short story video features 26-year-old woman Yoshikawa portrayed by popular anime voice actress Maaya Uchida and her encounter with Shirota who happens to live in the same apartment with her. Check her acting after the jump.
The official YouTube channel of Ehime Bank, a local bank in Ehime Prefecture, Shikou, has posted its two new CMs featuring 36-year-old popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki. She has supported the bank in her hometown prefecture since May 2015. Check her new CMs after the jump!
Following the success of the first collaboration last year, Coca-Cola Japan today starts the second promotional campaign for its popular fruits carbonated beverage, Fanta, collaborated with the internationally famous anime franchise One Piece from today, September 12. Check a CM for the collaboration featuring Luffy and Chopper singing a rap song after the jump.
Bushiroad has posted a 15-second CM for its online card game GeneX featuring the six Matsuno brothers from the ongoing Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu TV anime. In the video, the second brother Karamatsu (CV: Yuichi Nakamura) announces his participation to the game. Check the clip after the jump.
As reported, 36-year-old popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki has been featured as the image girl for Ehime Prefecture-based local bank Ehime Bank, and appeared in the TV CMs for it since last summer. Check her latest CM to explain how to open an account using your smartphone.
Ahead of its TV premiere on January 13, a 15-second CM for the 1st DVD/Blu-ray volume of the upcoming TV anime Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! featuring its ED song "Chiisana Boukensha" performed by the three main voice actresses: Sora Amamiya, Rie Takahashi and Ai Kayano is now available on the web. Check the clip after the jump.
Following the two 15-second CMs, Kyoto Gakuen University has released a 80-second complete version of its 3DCG animation CM movie series, "The Dream of Asagimadara," featuring its official character Sono Uzumasa voiced by popular anime voice actress Haruka Tomatsu. Check the clip after the jump!