Kamiyama's 009 Re:Cyborg Ads for Temp Service Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese temporary employment agency Staff Service is streaming two ads featuring the character Francoise Arnoul from Kenji Kamiyama's (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, and Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) upcoming adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science fiction manga Cyborg 009.
Kamiyama directed the "Machigatta Ganbarikata 1 & 2" commercials, Production I.G produced them with Saburimation's 3D animation and Sanzigen's modeling, and Kamiyama's and Hakuhodo's consulting firm Steve N' Steven served as the creative studio. Gatou Asou (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit), who is also serving as the character designer for the film, designed the characters for the commercials. Chiwa Saito voices Francoise in both the "Denwa" (Phone) and "Hachiawase" (Bumping Into) ads.
In the "Phone" ad, Francoise uses her enhanced senses to help everyone figure out who is calling when all their phones ring at once. In the "Bumping Into" ad, Francoise uses her heightened hearing to help her boss avoid his boss.
The official website for the ad campaign is also hosting Production I.G's storyboards for the commercials.
Kamiyama's 009 Re:Cyborg 3D film will open in more than five Asian regions simultaneously, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea. Production I.G and SANZIGEN Animation Studio will co-produce the film. The film is slated to open in Japanese theaters this fall.
Kamiyama produced a 3D Pepsi Nex ad with Cyborg 009 earlier this year. Kamiyama is both directing and scripting the story of the new film, which will be set in the year 2013.
In the original manga, the secret Black Ghost organization transforms nine unsuspecting humans into cyborgs. However, the nine cyborgs turn on their masters and protect the rest of humanity from Black Ghost's plans for world war.
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