Kenji Kamiyama's 3rd Pepsi Nex x 009 Re:Cyborg Ad Streamed
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The third Pepsi Nex x 009 Re:Cyborg commercial produced by director Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) began streaming online on Tuesday. This "Re:Cyborg" ad is playing in stereoscopic 3D in Japanese theaters, although it is in regular 2D online. This is the first ad in the campaign to feature all of the Cyborgs with their special powers:
In the first tongue-in-cheek ad "Acceleration Module" earlier this year, the cyborg hero Joe Shimamura ("009") uses his special power 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 directed a new computer-animated Cyborg 009 film under the title 009 Re:Cyborg. The film just opened on Saturday.
Kamiyama also 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.