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4:00 PM on 10.16.2013

Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion- trailer subtitled!

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...

Ben Huber

12:00 PM on 06.20.2012

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

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 ...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 05.18.2012

KFC gets weirder when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu advertises for it

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...

Bob Muir

1:00 PM on 04.23.2012

Candy ad comes under fire for controversial AKB48 kiss

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...

Bob Muir

10:00 PM on 04.08.2012

Jean Reno continues to play Doraemon in awesome CM's

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...

Elliot Gay

8:00 AM on 11.27.2011

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

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...

Josh Tolentino

10:00 PM on 08.23.2011

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

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...

Josh Tolentino

8:35 AM on 08.05.2011

Tommy Lee Jones is making new BOSS commercials

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...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 07.01.2011

An ode to itchy crotches, sung by Japanese salarymen

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...

Bob Muir

8:00 AM on 06.27.2011

Perfume launch new English site & get their drink on

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...

Hiroko Yamamura

6:00 PM on 06.14.2011


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

Josh Tolentino

4:00 PM on 02.10.2011

Arashi's Nintendo CM series continues with Nintendogs

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...

Colette Bennett