A bit vintage, JAL advertisement for Japan World Exposition in Suita, Osaka, in 1970.
Japanese commercial for Subaru Forester – a compact crossover SUV – featuring the giants from popular anime-manga series Attack on Titan.
Subaru is the seventh largest car maker in Japan in terms of sales. This video features three Subaru ads, the crossover version appears on 00:16-00:45.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series by Hajime Isayama. In addition, it was made into an anime TV series in 2013 which became a huge hit. It is one of the biggest Japanese pop culture products for the past few years.
Shinji Higuchi, famous for his special effect works in Japan, directed the particular commercial. He’s also the director for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the show, scheduled to release in summer 2015.
The franchise is also popular in other countries. Besides the live-action film, a sequel for the anime TV series is also in plan. The later will probably come out in 2016.
Ishikawa turned pro in 2008 and is now one of the top players in Japan. He’s also a commercial darling. His fans named him the bashful prince for his shy demeanour in early days.