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Eva Creator Hideaki Anno Stops in for a Pint in Beer Commercial

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Evangelion director and tokusatsu fan Hideaki Anno will appear in a television commercial for Sapporo Draft Beer Black Label. The commercial is set to air on June 30 and is part of the beer brand's "Grown-Up Elevator" commercial series. In the ad, actor Satoshi Tsumabuki stars as the main character and discusses the beer label with a celebrity whose age corresponds to the floor the elevator stops at.

Anno, who turned 58 years old this year, will discuss broad topics like the future, finances, and challenges. An aircraft designed by Anno will also make an appearance in the ad. Screenshots also show what appears to be an Evangelion unit.

The final new Evangelion film, Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||, is in production. The first three films in the tetralogy, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, debuted in 2007, 2009, and 2012 respectively. Anno also directed the successful Shin Godzilla film with Shinji Higuchi in 2016.

Source: Sapporo Beer, Comic Natalie

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