When you’ve got wheat to sell, who do you call up to make your commercial? The legendary Studio Ghibli, of course, giving the task to its famed character designer and animator Katsuya Kondo. For the first time in seven years, Studio Ghibli has released a brand new commercial for Nisshin Seifun Group, and it's adorable! Check it out after the jump!
Only a month after launching its Autumn campaign, Nissin Foods is back with yet another absolutely breathtaking anime commercial featuring their Dongitsune character who is yet again jealous over a bowl of instant donbei. Head to the past after the jump!
Internationally renowned Japanese animation studio 4ºC recently collaborated with record label Blackground Records to animate a new commercial for the 20th anniversary release of R&B singer Aaliyah's third and final album to major streaming services. Read on for the original teaser and the new commercial.
Nagoya-style restorant Misokatsu Yabaton is spreading their love of pork cutlet with an anime project! The voices involved are impressive, too, with stars of series old and new appearing. Check out the teaser after the jump!
Dunlop Tires returns with a third installment in their ROAD TO YOU series, advertising their WINTER MAXX tires in anime short films. This year's commercial includes a star of KARAKAI JOUZU NO TAKAGI-SAN, a virtual singer, and a long-distance relationship. Check it out after the jump!
Raise a glass to Akira Kushida! The anime and tokusatsu theme performer is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a singer this year, and he's stopping in at Sapporo to sing for a new commercial. Check it out after the jump!
Animators Shingo Yamashita (key animation on Naruto Shippuden openings 6-7 and endings 15 and 20) and Rapparu (Muromi-san episode 1, Valvrave ending 2) have teamed up to produce an anime version of karate celebrity Rina Takeda. The Ryukyu Shorin-ryu Karate black-belt turned star of increasingly campy movies recently is the subject of a Saison credit card campaign. Get a look after the jump.
Koko and Mami start rooming together in a new commercial for Mini Mini's "Easy Start" funished apartment rentals, starring voice actresses Kaori Mizuhashi (Mami from Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and Shizuka Itou (Hayate the Combat Butler's Hinagiku Katsura, Jormungand's Koko Hekmatyar, Kokoro Connect's Maiko Fujishima). Get a look after the jump.
Like De Niro for the final act of Raging Bull, Honey Kisaragi has put on a couple extra LBs for her role in a new promo for Svelty - a Japanese " beauty drink" dietary drink supplement for people with bowel trouble or who want to lose weight. See the spots with model Nana Suzuki being inspired to take Svelty by a plus-sized Cutie Honey after the jump.
Turns out the Japanese Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization got some mail over that commercial for Puccho candy featuring AKB48. If you missed it, the girls share the soft little sweets mouth-to-mouth with no lack of lips brushing. Find out what the major complaints were after the break!
Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind) has no shortage of strange visuals under his belt, from feature films to a ton of great music videos. Now we can add a truly weird commercial for Japanese department store Sunshine Sakae to that list. Watch your toes after the jump!
Earth's cutest invader from the sea is back for another round of threats, customer service, and ink. Float on past the jump to get a look at the newest TV spot for Squid Girl's upcoming second season.