5 Weird, Funny, and Crazy Japanese TV Commercials!
Have you ever seen Japanese commercials? What’s your impression? Japan is famous for creating unique and funny commercials because the creators are good at making scenarios that are very unexpected. Some commercials surprise you because you never expected them to be promoting the specific products. Here are some of the commercials that became a topic of conversation!
Fuji-Q Highland “Zekkyou Gakuwari (Screaming Student Discount)”
The screaming shoes are the indoor shoes (uwabaki) that are often used in schools in Japan. When I first watched this commercial, I wondered what it is about but, later I realized that it’s for the amusement park Fuji-Q Highland. To show that they are giving discounts to students, they decorated the indoor shoes as students and made them scream.
This poor guy proves that Scotchgard protects clothes and other things from getting wet. The way he says “Daijoubu (I’m fine)” every time he gets splashed is pretty funny.
Hentai Kamen “Rules at Theaters”
Do you know the movie, “Hentai Kamen”? It’s about a high school student who gets super powers from wearing ladies underwear as a mask. It became a big hit in Japan as well as in other countries including Taiwan. This commercial was made to mention the rules when watching a movie. Hentai Kamen tells the rude audience to be careful but actually he is the one who needs to be careful because he is nearly naked.
Suntory “Ume-shu but transparent”
This commercial does not directly represent the product, umeshu (plum wine), but it leaves the audience with a strong impression. Although the guy is home alone, he is super hyper, and even the person from delivery company comes in by breaking the window, he just remains hyper.
AIG Japan “#TackleTheRisk”
A shorter version of this video was on TV as commercial. The men in black uniforms are team members from ALL BLACKS, a famous rugby team from New Zealand. Taken at areas around Shibuya, they run and tackle random people. At least it seems like that when you watch the first part, but later you realize that they were just trying to save the people. Then, you can understand that it’s a commercial for an insurance company.
What did you think about the 5 commercials? If you want to watch more, there are some funny ones that are not on their official YouTube channel, so visit their websites!
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