News Film Star Jean Reno Returns as Doraemon in New Live-Action Ad
posted on 2012-04-08 16:15 EDT by Egan Loo
After nearly a three-month break, French film star Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional, Mission: Impossible, The Da Vinci Code) returns as the manga cat Doraemon in a new live-action commercial. Like the four previous ads from Toyota Motor Corporation, the fifth ad depicts the characters of the classic children's manga Doraemon, two decades after they grow up. Satoshi Tsumabuki (Dororo, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Smuggler) plays Doraemon's hapless owner Nobita.
In the new commercial, Nobita's wealthy friend Suneo (former News band member Tomohisa Yamashita) shows his huge (Toyota only) car collection and tells Nobita that he has a different use for each car. Suneo then drives off in a mini-van, and Nobita suspects that Suneo is going out with his childhood crush Shizuka (Nodame Cantabile and Dark Water's Asami Mizukawa). Doraemon pulls out two Take-Copter (Bamboo-Copters), and he and Nobita fly off to discover the truth.
Here are the four previous ads:
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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