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So you're all set for the final Madoka Magica film, -Rebellion-, right? You've picked up your tickets and have planned your road trip to the theater (because it's that one theater that's kind of close to you but a little out...


Yes, that Cannes. The one in France. Well, the "Direct Lions" part of it anyway, the one that's concentrated on advertising rather than movies (cue snarky comment about all movies being ads anyway). Hatsune Miku, everyone's ...


Okay, so nothing Kyary Pamyu Pamyu does is quite as weird as her video for "PONPONPON," but she's still pretty far out there. Of course, no matter how odd you are, if you're an idol, you pretty much have to appear in ads. Th...


A recent ad for Pucchu candy featuring AKB48 has caught the eye of the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization, a Japanese broadcasting standards group. They claim the ad, which depicts members of AKB48 passi...


Remember a while back when we posted about French actor Jean Reno starring in a series of Japanese commercials based on Doraemon? Yeah, there's more. The Toyota commercials take the Doraemon characters and age them by about t...


Now, you could watch the commercial below and argue that there's not all that much to understand besides the platform's release date (December 17th in Japan), and the text that says "The Future of Video Games is Changing". Bu...


Yes, and there is a good reason to go loony, because we're just weeks out from its Fall 2011 debut! So feel free to get hype, Type-Lunatics! The next several commercials' worth of your Youtube time will be spent watching watc...


It never fails. Take someone to Japan for the first time and it seems like the first thing they do is jump back in surprise at advertisements for Suntory's BOSS coffee. I'm so used to seeing it that the ads never look out of...


This ad, found after the break, looks like a normal ad for a product, with lots of salarymen gloriously singing about some sort of product. But that's only because you likely don't understand Japanese. If you did, you'd reali...


I love Perfume! Japan's hit technopop outfit are having gigantic year, finally gaining some much deserved exposure in the US. Their classic hit Polyrhythm was just featured in the sound track for Cars 2 film. To cel...


That's "Miss Hatsune" to you, you amateur.


The peeps at Nintendo are very smart. For instance, they know that Nintendogs sells like hotcakes, and they also know anything with Arashi on it sells like hotcakes. What's the solution? Why, to combine the two things of cour...


And I still don't, because those kids in the following McDonald's commercial look crazy, not happy. I'd blame Spongebob. And maybe matty for bringing it up in his c-blog. Thanks, matty!


Or a little more special, if we're talking about it in the "special-needs" sense of the word.


Zombies are horrible creatures, the remnants of humanity reanimated into a mockery if their former lives. Their slow shambling, their mindless craving of human flesh, their ability to grow their numbers through infection...I ...


Android recommended! If it's good enough for this rubber faced robo-gal, then it's definitely good enough to keep the mosquitoes away from your real flesh and blood. Or...wait a minute!This Japanese commercial for Kincho Pres...


Here's something you don't see often: idols showing off pimples to their critical public! Alafista spotted a new ad for pimple cream featuring Yuko Oshima, Haruna Kojima, and Mariko Shinoda of AKB48 fame. A pimple s...


And by "helps promote" I mean standing around and listening to a guy play on his guitar.I'll be honest, the only way I could link Darth Vader and the Galaxy S together in my mind is... uh, Darth Vader is from a long...


After the Sunday airing of Star Driver, a new commercial showed up, advertising Mardock Scramble. This is the first of three films by Studio GoHands based on a series of cyberpunk novels by Tow Ubukata. It follows a young pro...


HAHAH! These Softbank commercials keep on getting better and better. Kai-kun is seriously becoming a better actor with age. His portrayal of a pissed off Otousan is spot-on here.I love how angry he is. He doesn't li...


You don't even have to know what SUSU bras are to enjoy this commercial. Hell, you don't even need to be a bra wearer to get it. Japanese company Wacoal likes to put pretty blondes dancing in their bra commercials, but the da...


I can't even remember the last time I saw Hikki-chan in a commercial -- it must have been years ago -- but this recent ad for Pepsi Nex reminded me of how much I've missed her. I wouldn't call her matronly or anything, but sh...


Oh god. This is it, isn't it? They warned us about Skynet, how it would become self-aware and spread itself to all machinery across the globe. But we didn't listen!Now, Nissin has unleashed the first of our robot overlords in...


So this morning, my best friend sends me a link to this video and says, "Hey ... doesn't this guy look familiar?" Since I transformed said friend into a j-drama addict, of course he recognized j-actor Toma Ikuta, wh...


I feel for this poor bear. He's drowning in sweat due to global warming, so he has to shave his fur off, and just as he's getting to it, he's caught in the act by a little girl. How embarrassing could that be? Almost feels li...


You know that we like to keep up with the adventures of Softbank's adorable mascot Otousan around here. However, there's only one thing that's better than a new Otousan commercial, and that's an Otousan commercial with Matsud...


Dante Carver, who plays the son/brother in the popular "Otosan" Softbank ads, got hitched to 23 year old fashion model Akiko Matsumoto earlier this month. For those of you who aren't too familiar with...


Otousan > Cody Maverick. Since the precursory evolutions of the modern-day surfboard in the 50s and 60s, people have been trying to get dogs to surf. Sometimes it's cool, and sometimes it borders upon retarded. Yet, when o...


Just look at those polarized faces.It's a serious car wreck situation. Something so OHWOW and ultimately beguiling that you just can't turn away from it in conflicted awe.The recently dropped 15-second spot for the upcoming X...


I've been meaning to post this one for a while now. I'm sure you all have seen those quirky Google commercials with people using the search engine to solve relatively typical (as well as some that are a bit more far-fetched) ...


I was super excited to see just Nino and Aiba of Arashi in the last Nintendo commercial for Super Mario Galaxy 2, but apparently Nintendo had no plans to stop there when it comes to featuring my favorite boys in their promoti...


Easiest way to sell me a product? Have a boy I have a crush on do the selling. I assume it works not only on me, but on half the women in Japan (and maybe even some of the men, heh heh). My boyfriend Yamashita Tomahisa has a ...


With Summer officially embracing us with its sun-soaked hug beginning tomorrow, I thought it would be appropriate to greet said heat with a little bit of a frozen confectionery high-five by way of YouTube user shitemita. If y...


Well, summertime is nigh upon us and this means that the mass consumption of alcoholic beverages skyrockets. People get a little bit crazier, moods shift at the pace of a doped up greyhound and Japanese restaurants stock the ...


These 15-second commercials for the upcoming season of Sengoku Basara do little to quench my thirst,  but I suppose we'll just have to make due. They don't really provide any information, aside f...


It must be nice to be Arashi. The boys have appeared in countless commercials this summer -- more than I care to count, at least. If they're not busy playing Super Mario Galaxy 2, or trying to sell Japan on&nbs...


I mean, I know Japanese commercials are super intense and all. I get it. That's their thing. I remember there was an Oguri Shun commercial for some Japanese cracker I saw last year and he was drinking beer with such relish th...


I'm really, really f'n excited about Super Mario Galaxy 2. I found out yesterday that I'd be playing it a bit early and now I'm so excited I can't sit still.It looks like Aiba and Nino are also digging the game in this new Ja...


The time has come for you to build your very own Windows 7-powered PC!Why? Because an officially endorsed Microsoft moe mascot told you to, that's why. She will brook no dissent! Besides, it's super easy, according to "N...


I love boss coffee so much, especially their Rainbow Mountain blend. It's a bit expensive as far as canned coffee goes, but it's well worth the price. Recently, they started airing commercials for their new Sil...






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