Interest Ads Streamed with Hugh Laurie's House, Tezuka's Black Jack
posted on 2010-08-04 04:53 EDT by Egan Loo
Geneon Universal Entertainment began streaming two commercials that combine the American live-action medical television series House and Osamu Tezuka's classic medical manga/anime Black Jack on Wednesday. The titular doctors House (played by British actor Hugh Laurie) and Black Jack appear together in the commercials, which are the first collaborative efforts between an overseas live-action television series and a Tezuka anime.
The first 30-second commercial is the one that is actually running on the CS satellite television system's Fox channel in Japan. The second 73-second commercial is the extended web version. The premise of the commercials has Black Jack flying to America (with his young companion Pinoko in tow) as Dr. House's potential new team member. However, the two maverick geniuses do not necessarily see eye-to-eye at first. The voice actors who dub these two titles into Japanese collaborated on the commercials.
Geneon Universal Entertainment is the DVD distributor of House in Japan, where it is known as Dr. House. Wednesday happens to be the DVD release date for the fourth season of House in Japan.
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