A Treasure Trove of Awesomely Weird TV Ads From Japan

Current spots, all in HD

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Looking for something guaranteed to brighten your day? Watch the indescribable six-minute compilation of current Japanese TV commercials below, all in HD. It has everything: talking animals, bubbly jingles, kaleidoscopic visuals designed to wrap you in a surreal miasma of cartoony glee. It's like they can't make a commercial that doesn't make you wonder what they were smoking on the set. The best part? This is one of dozens of such compilations on this YouTube channel, which is updated regularly. Also check out the related Tumblr. We'll be highlighting some of the kookiest new spots in the coming weeks as they roll out.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.