Kenji Kamiyama's Pepsi Nex x 009 Re:Cyborg Ads Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
The two theatrical Pepsi Nex x 009 Re:Cyborg ads produced by director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) began streaming online on Saturday. The ads played in 3D in Japanese theaters before Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D, although they are in regular 2D here:
In the first tongue-in-cheek ad "Acceleration Device," the cyborg hero Joe Shimamura ("009") uses his enhanced powers to toy with a Pepsi Nex bottle alongside Francoise Arnoul ("003").
In the second ad "Skydiving," Joe and Jet Link ("002") 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 on October 27.
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 in 2010 with sponsor Panasonic.