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Nana Mizuki to Sing, Star in Meiji Candy Commercial

posted on 2012-02-15 15:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rintaro, MADHOUSE animated 1st Megumi & Taiyō ad with actress Ai Hashimoto

Voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki revealed on her blog on Tuesday that she will contribute the theme song and star in the second commercial project for the Meiji candy company's fruit juice gummi candies. Mizuki noted that she has already finished recording the commercial's song, which she describes as "extremely energetic and cool."

Last May, the animation Studio MADHOUSE and Meiji collaborated to create an animated commercial to advertise three new flavors for Meiji's fruit juice gummi candies: grape, mandarin orange and fruit blend. Rintaro (Galaxy Express 999, Metropolis) directed the animation for the commercial, and Yūsuke Nakamura (The Tatami Galaxy) designed the characters. The Japanese pop band GReeeeN provided the music to the commercial with their song "Ai Uta" ("Love Song").

The "Megumi and Taiyō" commercial depicted the reunion of a girl named Megumi (Ai Hashimoto), who was raised near a grape orchard, and her childhood friend Taiyō (Sakuma Kazuyuki). Mizuki will play Megumi in the second commercial project.

Meiji's official website is currently streaming a digest movie from the first commercial project. The 30-second version of the first commercial can be viewed below.



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Source: Ota-Suke


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