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    Posts Tagged ‘commercial’

    Hotto Peppa

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 July 1日 Wednesday

    Initially annoying, but now catchy ads for Hot Pepper, a free coupon magazine, by Kaela Kimura and the Peanuts gang.

    Advertisements

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    Lotte Fit’s dance contest

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 April 24日 Friday

    Lotte the confectionary company is holding a dance contest on YouTube as part of its Fit’s gum campaign. Here are the original Lotte commercials which hooks you in even if it’s annoying.

    And here’s a real neat contest entry by high school girls (google hits here they come  😛 )

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    Engrish with a purpose

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 April 14日 Tuesday

    Japanese beverage manufacturer Suntory has a new pop drink out called Lucky Cider. The commercial for the drink is full on Engrish (or Japlish)… but done on purpose for effect, with the Lucky Cider girl Nozomi Sasaki singing katakana-ized lyrics with a heavy Japanese accent. This is a new self-conscious twist on inadvertent Japanese Engrish commercials and advertisements that are still pretty common.

    Here are the lyrics:

    Papa Mama Lucky morning !

    My friend is unlucky !

    Sun is shining for me !

    Handsome guys want me !!

    Big money hit me !!!

    I am a lucky girl !

    Because I drink Lucky Cider !!

    Hi !!!

    Awesomez.

    This commercial is doubly awesome because it was all done in one take… which means it took 26 takes over 5 hours to get it right. (The 3’3″ video on the right is the making of video.)

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    Getting delivery? Make sure it’s sushi!

    Posted by japanstats on 2009 April 5日 Sunday

    TV commercial for Gin no Sara sushi chain.

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    Kimutaku Gatsby Ad

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 June 30日 Monday

    So, there’s a new Kimura Takuya (like the popularest SMAP dude) Gatsby deodorant ad that’s totally metrosexual (this is not surprising considering that’s what many Japanese women prefer anyways) but rather homoerotic no matter how you take it. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, as Seinfeld would say  😛 )

    But this product’s targeting young men. I know women like to look at other beautiful women (can’t blame ’em). But I thought that even in Japan, half naked Kimutaku would attract women more than men, but somewhere in Tokyo a Mandom (the maker of Gatsby products) advertising exec must’ve thought differently. Is it just my North American trained mind playing tricks on what I see in Japan?

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