Monster Blacks Fights Back
This is the second chapter of the original anime-style TV commercial film for Kirin, promoting a new guarana-flavored drink called "Kirin Lemon Black." In this ideal sequel, the Seven Sevens are cornered by Monster Blacks' counterattack.
Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Samurai Champloo) takes the place of Masayuki Yoshihara (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) as animation director, and the animation production is entrusted to Studio 6, lead by the young producer Tetsuya Nakatake (Otogi Zoshi, Le Chevalier D'Eon). The staff completed this second CM commissioned by Kirin Beverage in about two months.
Profile: Katsuhito Ishii
Born in 1966, Ishii started out as a TV commercial director, but later he successfully turned to full length live action films such as Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998) and The Taste of Tea (2004). He has often worked in the world of animation, his credits including the character design for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 animation segment (2003).
Air Date in Japan: June~September 2005
Format: 1 x 15" version, 1 x 30" version
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