CM

Madoka Magica photo
Madoka Magica

Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion- trailer subtitled!


Aniplex provides fans with a subtitled trailer for the upcoming movie.
Oct 16
// Ben Huber
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...
 photo

She's Winner! Hatsune Miku's Chrome ad wins at Cannes


Jun 20
// Josh Tolentino
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 ...
 photo

KFC gets weirder when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu advertises for it


May 18
// Bob Muir
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...
 photo

Candy ad comes under fire for controversial AKB48 kiss


Apr 23
// Bob Muir
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...
 photo

Jean Reno continues to play Doraemon in awesome CM's


Apr 08
// Elliot Gay
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...
 photo

I don't really understand the PS Vita's first commercial


Nov 27
// Josh Tolentino
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...
 photo

Here's the new Fate/Zero commercial to go loony over


Aug 23
// Josh Tolentino
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...
 photo

Tommy Lee Jones is making new BOSS commercials


Aug 05
// Dale North
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...
 photo

An ode to itchy crotches, sung by Japanese salarymen


Jul 01
// Bob Muir
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...
 photo

Perfume launch new English site & get their drink on


Jun 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
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...
 photo

Miku-chaaaaan~


Jun 14
// Josh Tolentino
That's "Miss Hatsune" to you, you amateur.
 photo

Arashi's Nintendo CM series continues with Nintendogs


Feb 10
// Colette Bennett
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...
 photo

I didn't think Happy Meals could make kids truly happy


Jan 24
// Josh Tolentino
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!
 photo

Let this commercial make Christmas a little less special


Dec 24
// Josh Tolentino
Or a little more special, if we're talking about it in the "special-needs" sense of the word.
 photo

Submit to the adorable zombie apocalypse in I Love Zombie


Dec 13
// Bob Muir
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 ...
 photo

Creepy robot recommends bug spray in this commercial


Dec 01
// Dale North
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...
 photo

AKB48 members get pimples in this new CM


Nov 12
// Bob Muir
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...
 photo

Darth Vader helps promote Galaxy S in new Docomo CM


Nov 10
// Ben Huber
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...
 photo

New Mardock Scramble CM reminds you this movie exists


Nov 02
// Ben Huber
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...
 photo

Otousan hates the new guy; I love the new pots


Oct 20
// Dale North
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...
 photo

Du the SUSU bra dance with me!


Oct 18
// Dale North
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...
 photo

Utada Hikaru's new Pepsi CM


Sep 30
// Tim Sheehy
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...
 photo

Instant noodle ad ushers in the age of Skynet


Sep 29
// Bob Muir
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...
 photo

Final Fantasy 14 live action trailer stars TOMA!


Sep 15
// Colette Bennett
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...
 photo

Won't someone think of the bears?


Sep 14
// Bob Muir
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...
 photo

Otousan's new dad just happens to also be my husbando


Aug 30
// Colette Bennett
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...
 photo

Softbank's Oniisan ties the knot


Aug 18
// Tim Sheehy
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...
 photo

Surf's up for Otousan in newest SoftBank CM


Jul 29
// Mike LeChevallier
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...
 photo

iDOLM@STER 2 CM is short, sweet and eerie as hell


Jul 12
// Mike LeChevallier
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...
 photo

Google Search Story: otaku edition


Jul 05
// Mike LeChevallier
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) ...

Auto-loading more stories ... un momento, corazón ...