Stop-Motion Animation Video Introduces KanColle's Kashima to Pepsiman
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Stop-motion animator plamoo's new video has created quite a buzz — or perhaps a "fizz" — since its debut on Twitter on Wednesday. In the video, a figure of KanColle character Kashima fights back as a Pepsiman figure approaches her. NHK mascot character Domo also makes a cameo on an apparent glass of Pepsi.
The video is proving popular with both otaku and fans of stop-motion animation. The video is particularly impressive because it has a frame rate of 60 frames per second. Some net users are wondering how long the video took plamoo to produce. As of the posting of this article, the video has been retweeted more than 27,000 times on Twitter and viewed nearly 46,000 times on YouTube.
Pepsiman became the official mascot of Pepsi in Japan in the 1990s. He is a well-known figure in Japanese pop culture because he starred in a series of Pepsi commercials and received his own PlayStation video game in 1999. In plamoo's video, Pepsiman does his characteristic pose that he normally performs when supplying thirsty humans with Pepsi. He also has an unfortunate mishap, which is similar to the faceplants and unintentional body slams he experiences in his classic commercials. The new video's music originates from the Pepsiman commercials.
The Kashima-meets-Pepsiman video is not plamoo's first foray into figure stop-motion animation. He also animated a promotional video for Megahouse's Desktop Army figure series. The video debuted last May, and it appears to be set in the same room as plamoo's newest video.