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New Toyota Char Auris Shown Off in Anime Commercial

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Car also adds voice guidance by Char, Lalah sune

Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

The official website for Zeonic Toyota's Char Exclusive Auris II launched with an animated preview and detailed commercials on Wednesday. In the animated preview by Sunrise, Char is driving his new Auris II and praises its "cockpit shift" for supporting him exquisitely. Lalah sune appears in the Red Comet and alerts him to trouble. Char immediately drives the Auris, complimenting its engine, into a base inside of a mountain and boards the Red Comet.

In the installation video, a real Char Exclusive Auris II is shown while a projection of the Red Comet plays against a backdrop.

The product image video further scans over the car's details.

Finally, the concept car video shows some of the vehicle's creation by its team (who also appear in the animated commercial).

The car is making its commercial debut next month. Toyota revealed both a Char and Zaku concept car at the Mori Arts Museum in Roppongi Hills in July. The unveiling included an appearance by Amuro Ray voice actor Tohru Furuya.

Char voice actor Shuuichi Ikeda and Lalah sune voice actress Keiko Han attended a press conference for the vehicle on Thursday in Tokyo. Zeonic Toyota announced at the conference that the car also features "Char Exclusive Navi II" system. The navigational guidance system is voiced by Ikeda and Han. Both actors seemed to consider purchasing the car with Ikeda echoing his character's appraisal of the "cockpit."

Han noted she'd like to drive the car with her daughter, voice actress Megumi Han. The younger Han has voiced her mother's character for Mobile Suit Gundam-san and is the voice of Sayla Mass in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.

The car is highly customizable with prices ranging from 3,216,437 to 3,720,110 yen (US$26,818-31,017).

[Via Livedoor News]

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