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    Monday November 28, 2022
  • Studio Ghibli Continues Its Cute Cat Commercials for Nisshin’s Wheat Business

    Katsuya Kondo directs and draws the 30-second CM

    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!

  • Sunday October 30, 2022
  • Kitsune Worries About Her Ears in Gorgeous Dongitsune Nissin Anime Ad

    Saori Hayami plays the role of the jealous fox girl

    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!

  • Saturday September 11, 2021
  • Studio 4ºC Creates Anime Ad For 20th Anniversary Aaliyah Album Release (UPDATED)

    Ad serves as continuation to original 2001 teaser ad

    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.

  • Saturday October 5, 2019
  • Nagoya Restaurant's Pig Mascot Gets Star-Studded Anime

    Misokatsu Yabaton's new project features stars from Mr. Osomatsu, Lupin the 3rd, and Doraemon

    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!

  • Thursday October 3, 2019
  • ROAD TO YOU Anime Short Celebrates Long-Distance Love and Snow Tires

    Dunlop's third annual WINTER MAXX ad features voice-over by Takagi-san star

    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!

  • Thursday August 29, 2019
  • Anison Legend Akira Kushida Performs for Sapporo Commercial

    Drink responsibly

    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!

  • Wednesday September 3, 2014
  • "Naruto" Animator Turns Karate Celeb Rina Takeda into Anime Character for Commercial

    Shingo Yamashita and Rapparu animate Saison ad

    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.

  • Monday April 8, 2013
  • VIDEO: Kaori Mizuhashi and Shizuka Ito Voice Rental Apartment Commercial 

    Koko and Mami start rooming together?!

    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 KatsuraJormungand's Koko Hekmatyar, Kokoro Connect's Maiko Fujishima). Get a look after the jump.

  • Monday October 8, 2012
  • VIDEO: "Cutie Honey" Puts on Weight in Beauty Drink Promo

    Model Nana Suzuki inspired to take Svelty by a plus sized Honey Kisaragi

    Like De Niro for the final act of Raging BullHoney 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.

  • Thursday April 19, 2012
  • AKB48 Mouth-to-Mouth Candy CM Draws Viewer Concern

    Don't play with your food, AKB!

    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!

  • Tuesday January 24, 2012
  • VIDEO: "Eternal Sunshine" Director's Japanese Commercial is as Weird as You'd Expect

    Michel Gondry helms a bizarre, bigfooted department store ad

    Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindBe 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!

  • Monday September 19, 2011
  • VIDEO: Squid Girl "Invasion" TV Spot Hits Landfall

    Moe molluscs, squid fanatics, and all those poor vacationers are back for another go

    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.