4 New Versions of McDonald's Anime Shorts With AKB48 Idols Streamed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
McDonald's is streaming four more versions of its "Mirai no Watashi" (The Future Me) campaign anime shorts. The first video is the Chūgoku version of the short, featuring the voice of Ikumi Nakano, who is from Tottori prefecture in the Chūgoku region of Japan.
The second video, the Kyūshū version, features Narumi Kuranoo, who hails from Kumamoto prefecture on the island of Kyūshū.
The third video, the Hokkaido version, features Nagisa Sakaguchi, who comes from Hokkaido.
The fourth video, the Chūbu/Hokuriku version, features Yuri Yokomichi, who comes from Shizuoka in the Chūbu region.
The short is part of McDonald's new "Crew ni Narō. Campaign" (Join the Crew. Campaign) to attract part-time restaraunt staff members. It depicts the coming-of-age of a new crew member named Sumire.
AKB48 idol group member Yui Yokoyama, AKB48 Team 8 member Rin Okabe, and other members voice the characters. There is a different version of the short for each region of Japan, and the AKB48 Team 8 members voice Sumire in each version. There are already different versions for Kansai, Tohoku, and Shikoku.
Studio Colorido (Taifū no Noruda) animated the shorts. Studio Colorido has previously animated ads for the Puzzle & Dragons mobile game, the "Ryōtei no Aji" commercials for food manufacturer Marukome's instant miso soup, and the 10th anniversary special animation for Fuji TV's Noitamina block, "Poulette Chair."