There’s a famous legend about Peach Boy (aka Momotarō), a hero who hunts demons with his animal companions, in Japanese folklore. In one of the coolest promotions ever, Pepsi retells the legend in a series of epic commercials that act as “episodes” in a series.
In the latest segment, episode 4, English actor Jude Law plays the titular demon of a place called Demon Island and explores his origins leading to his eventual encounter with the hero Momotarō.
Check out the tw0-minute commercial. If your interest was piqued to the max like ours was, you’ll want to watch the entire series in chronological order below. It’s definitely worth the 10 minutes.
We’ve seen crazy food ads before, but a recent one for instant ramen might just be the most epic. It’s got zombies, fireballs, parkour, gender-bending and sumo wrestlers.
Ramen manufacturer Nissin Foods created an ad for the 58th anniversary of Chikin Ramen, reports RocketNews. The add features a schoolgirl chasing a samurai drone that had stolen her bowl of ramen. Through the chase we get to see all the popular trends in the country. Along the way, there are quite a few twists.
For those that somehow don’t know, Russia is the world leader in Vodka, both in production and consumption. On average, the standard Russian drinks 17.3 shots a month of vodka, putting them leagues ahead of the competition.
Vodka company Pyat Ozer recently released an advertisement detailing the life of a man who SEEMS to have everything going his way, but upon closer inspection, actually has nothing.
The Leo doppelgänger takes a look around at all of his materialistic things (including his fake wife) and realizes that everything around him is pointless if it’s not real, at which point he comes across a bottle of Pyat Ozer.
He then makes the realest move he’s made in years, to the chagrin of his “charming” wife.
Comedians Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer take center stage in Bud Light’s newest commercial focusing on the topic of “Equal Pay” for the sexes.
To share their stance on Equal Pay, Bud Light Party is donating $1 for each social post sporting the tag #CheersToEqualPay to Catalyst. Catalyst is an organization that fights for equal rights for genders and Bud Light Party will donate up $150,000 during their campaign.
Fans can post between June 27 through July 1. Check out the spot.
Earlier this year, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s announced the addition of a new kind of value menu: The $4 Real Deal. For four bucks, customers of the fast food chains get a Double Cheeseburger, a Spicy Chicken Sandwich, small fries and a drink.
Now, Carl’s Jr. has dropped a new commercial for that deal featuring rapper and value aficionado Lil Dicky. Shot with the help of 72andSunny’s LA office, the video highlights the value deal. Just a heads up, as with most Carl’s Jr celebrity commercials, there may be some intense sensuality when it comes to burger eating.
We got an early look at the TV spot, set to air early tomorrow morning, check it out!
Having a strong sense of honor has always been an important priority for people in Japanese society and culture. That notion has never been more evident than it is in a video released by Japanese frozen sweets and treats company Akagi Nyugyo.
Started in 1981, the company prided itself on selling their frozen treats at very affordable prices (¥50 or $.46) to children, normally during their breaks or when they head home after school. The only time they ever changed the price of their treats was 10 years later in 1991, when it was raised from ¥50 to ¥60. Thanks in part to Japan’s dying economy, any raise in price is enough to be noticed and questioned.
“We held on for 25 years, but…”
“60 -> 70” (they also bow deeply in apology)
Well, the company was forced to raise their prices again, from ¥60 to ¥70, although it was no easy task for them. Never in any company’s history has such a small change in price (equivalent to 9¢) resulted in such overwhelming guilt from the company, specifically the CEO, President and other executives.
The video, laced with a slow, peaceful Japanese folk song, shows the company’s employees all in a tight formation with doleful and gloomy looks plastered across their faces. Towards the end of the video, the entire crew bows in strict obedience to the camera, exhibiting how truly honorable they really are.
Check out the video below, and prepare to feel overwhelmed with respect for this inspirational company.
McDonald’s International has been knocking it out of the park with their latest batch of commercials. One that’s been trending across the Internet comes from Japan. This commercial’s entirely animated.
Set in the style of Japanese Anime, the commercial narrates the experiences of a young girl starting her job at the fast food restaurant. It utilizes beautiful stills that make working at McDonald’s look kind of magical.
According to RocketNews24, the commercial follows college student Sumire as she begins a part-time job at McDonald’s. Mentored by fellow student Ikumi, the experience is told through a whimsical montage that incorporates breathtaking animation of life at the burger joint.
World-famous actor Kevin Bacon is pretty much a household name. The star of such films as The River Wild and R.I.P.D is also the inspiration behind the popular game Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon.
Teaming up with his brother, Michael Bacon, the brothers formed a musical duo called The Bacon Brothers. In this 3-minute commercial for Incredible Egg, the brothers visit some unsuspecting homeowners to spread the magical word about the eggs.
Both hilarious, uncomfortable and terrifying, watch the Bacon brothers pop in an out of peoples homes while playing some catchy egg tunes.