Finally, a Japanese Ad That’s Both Surprising and Surprisingly Awesome

Smashing role for 22-year-old actress

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Japanese ads, as a rule, are hard to predict. But while most of them just seem odd for the sake of being odd, this commercial has a twist anyone can enjoy.

Since there's not a lot to it, I won't reveal much, except to say it was all reportedly done without CG thanks to the real skills of 22-year-old actress Rina Takeda. Once you've watched the ad below, you can see more of her in this movie clip.

The ad is for a credit card, and according to YouTube commenters who speak the language, the narrator says something along the lines of, "Depends on how you use your head; depends on how you use your card."

Hat tip to Reddit, where it blew up in the form of an animated GIF.

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@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."