News Kenji Kamiyama Makes 2nd Cyborg 009/Pepsi Nex 3D Ad
posted on 2012-03-14 03:15 EDT by Egan Loo
Director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) produced a second Pepsi Nex drink ad, based on Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science-fiction manga Cyborg 009, that will debut on Friday. The ad will play for two weeks in stereoscopic 3D before screenings of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D in 14 theaters in Japan.
In the first tongue-in-cheek ad "Acceleration Device," the cyborg hero Joe Shimamura ("009") receives an speed boost in the form of Pepsi Nex from Francoise Arnoul ("003"). In the second ad "Skydiving," Joe and Jet Link ("002" with jet-equipped legs) battle for a Pepsi Nex bottle plummeting through the skies.
Kamiyama is directing a new computer-animated Cyborg 009 film under the title 009 Re:Cyborg. The film will open this fall. The first ad played in Japan last May before screenings of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Besides the previous Pepsi Nex ad, Kamiyama created a "Xi Avant" anime short with NTT Docomo and started an advertising animation firm called Steve N' Steven. Another director with Ghost in the Shell and Production I.G ties, Mamoru Oshii, directed his own 3D short of Cyborg 009 last year with sponsor Panasonic.
Source: Enter Mei Tele