For bleach colour product. Like the Japanese version of Willy Wonka.
Ok this is completely off topic, but I simply couldn't resist. I recently saw the latest Gatsby ad featuring Takuya Kimura and I felt that I just have to get it out of my system.
Takuya (oh yes, I am on first name basis with him) and Mandom (maker of Gatsby products) have been cooperating on several TV ads over the past few years, and they have never failed to tickle my senses. Most of the time, the ads (like the one above) make no sense at all, and it is the absolute weirdness of it all that make them so fascinating. Thankfully Takuya is more than up to the job. Need him to look sexy as he spray copious amounts of deodorant (to the extent of damaging the environment) on himself? Done. Need him to ham up while wiping his body down like an exotic dancer with a bunch of men? Done. Need him to look mysterious and enigmatic while dancing sleek moves? Done, done and done.
Coupled with the great song (which is now my ringtone!) based on The Stylistics "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)", transformed into "I....Can Give You GATSSS..BY.......", and you have a winning, cannot-get-out of-your-mind advertisment. Of course, the ad series has many detractors as well, who lambast them as overly gay, nonsensical and ridiculous. Oh you stupid, non-creative sour grapes. Nevertheless, the advertisers have achieved their goal. You may hate the ad, but you will remember it, probably till the day you die, with the Gatsby song still ringing in your head.
More ads here for your entertainment. By the way, I totally love the facial wash ad. Imagine if you buy it for your husband/boyfriend, and he transforms into Takuya Kimura?!?! (And a netizen noted, the hair will also grow longer, which is fantastic if your partner is balding.) Surely, hordes of ladies will be rushing out to buy men's facial products and I'll be the first in line. (Sorry, Samurai T, my love.)
Another one which I have not seen before. Great hair, Takuya!
One of my faves: the Facial Wash Ad.
The latest one I saw - for body wipes!! Hilarious.