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NEWS: Mercedes-Benz/I.G's Anime Short Streamed With English Subs




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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:12 pm Reply with quote
people who drive mercedes in japan watch anime?
I think they are going for the lupin feel
I've not heard of the A class before but I guess its an entry level sport hatchback
I remember that one they made 10 years ago with the glass roof but I never ended up paying too much attention
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configspace



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:47 pm Reply with quote
Buying anime in Japan is an expensive hobby. So this niche group is worth targeting with an entry level Mercedes at least Very Happy
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Ingraman



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:06 pm Reply with quote
potatochobit wrote:
I've not heard of the A class before but I guess its an entry level sport hatchback

Wow, the A-class has changed a lot since its first generation or two... It looks significantly better (although the twin-engine 1st-gen model might have been fun). ^^
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Marzan



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:19 pm Reply with quote
I would have thought the demographics for anime and Mercedes cars would be completely different, but maybe they're marketing this for a younger crowd.

Cool short movie BTW.
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bebophitchhiker



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:37 pm Reply with quote
I expected nothing less from Production I.G. This was a VERY well produced piece. The animation was top quality, and the CGI and the hand-drawn was nicely seamless. Loved it.
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potatochobit



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:16 pm Reply with quote
A class is not sold in america, that's why I've never seen it lol
mercedes has lost tons of business to lexus with regards to younger people over the years
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Chagen46



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:36 pm Reply with quote
OH man, that was cheesily awesome. And the red-head was frickin' adorable! I hope MB and Production I.G make another one.
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nght5tlkr



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:41 pm Reply with quote
Now if only the actual car came with the musical chairs option...
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Ingraman



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:34 pm Reply with quote
potatochobit wrote:
A class is not sold in america, that's why I've never seen it lol

Yeah, I've mostly only seen them when I've taken trips to Europe, but I have seen one or two of the older A-class models here in California when they were being used as fuel-cell testbeds.

nght5tlkr wrote:
Now if only the actual car came with the musical chairs option...

That was my thought. Are you saying that it's not an actual option? ;p Maybe the seats move every time the car comes to a stop...
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