I’m back with more of these anime commercials! Let’s see what other products Japan tried to sell to its public.
Meiji is primarily known for making snack food, but they also produce pharmaceutical products. Here’s an amusing commercial for Polick, an itching cream.
Produced by Nittei in 1966. Animated by Kimura Masao, with song by Taku Izumi.
Since 1974, candy company Lotte has been selling Koume candies, featuring a girl named Koume-chan in the bag and in advertisements.
Produced by Nippon Movie. Seiichi Hayashi designed and directed, with animation by Katsuji Yamaoka.
Here’s an early commercial, possibly the first one.
Here’s a 1971 commercial for an energy tonic. Animation by Yasutoshi Nakamura.
Yes, this is a commercial for window blinds, featuring cartoonist Ko Kojima’s stylized sexy lady. From 1988.
You may have noticed the music credit in the beginning. Since the 1980s, that’s has become common in Japanese commercials, especially today.
Meiji Scotch Caramel
A very stylized commercial for Meiji’s brand of Scotch Caramel with extremely limited animation. From 1959.
New Rohto Eyedrops
1962 stop motion commercial from Japan for a brand of eyedrops. Directed by Takafumi Okuma at Shiba Production.
A 1976 commercial for Meiji’s Curl, a brand of cheese-corn puffs. It’s mascot is a bearded fellow named Karl. The character still appears today, virtually unchanged.
Norio Hikone, veteran animator who worked at Toei and Mushi Production, created this commercial.
A 1973 commercial for Shiseido soap. Very unusual style. Animation by Takashi Ooyama.
Yet another commercial for Tory’s Whiskey from 1958. Produced by TCJ (now Eiken). Designed by Ryohei Yanagihara and directed by Kiyoshi Oonishi.
A 1974 commercial for toothpaste. Nice catchy music. Designed and directed by Shingo Ozaki. Produced by Toei Animation.