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5cm Per Second Creator Directs Anime Commercial

Makoto Shinkai, director of 5 Centimeters Per Second, Children Who Chase Lost Voices and other films with similarly long titles has directed a 30-second commercial promoting a currently under-construction terminal at Vietnam’s No Bai Airport. It’s being built by Japanese firm Taisei, for whom Shinkai directed the ad.

This isn’t Shinkai’s first commercial: he’s done other work for Taisei and his hometown newspaper.

Other creators have gotten in on the anime commercial boom, too: Ghost in the Shell: SAC’s Kenji Kamiyama, for one, who did an extended short for a.u., a Japanese telecom company, and A-1 Pictures, who just produced an ad celebrating the 100th anniversary of Tokyo Station.

Hey, there are worse ways to pay the bills.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.