One Piece’s Nami Appears in Anime’s Second Commercial Collaboration With Nissin Cup Noodles

15.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods just dropped the second animated commercial in collaboration with the One Piece on September 13The commercial is part of the company’s “HUNGRY DAYS” series of ads.

 

The commercial comes as the sequel to their first collaboration with the anime series which featured the character Zoro back in May. The video gained huge attention across social media with a combined view count of over 21 million views across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, making it Nissin’s most watched online video. Together with the video announcing the start of the series the series has over 25 million views. According to the CMDB, Japan’s commercial research institute, the Zoro video is the number one most liked commercial from any company in Japan, making it 20 years since Nissin has achieved that status.

The new commercial sees Nami taking the spotlight. Like the Zoro edition, it re-imagines the characters as ordinary high school students. In this parallel world, we see Nami living her ordinary, day-to-day life as a student, with appearances from familiar faces.

Eisaku Kubonouchi

BUMP OF CHICKEN

The video features voice acting from Mayumi Tanaka and Akemi Okamura who voices Luffy and Nami in the anime series respectively. Eisaku Kubonouchi (creator of Tsurumoku Dokushinryo) is in charge of the character designs while BUMP OF CHICKEN performs the music.

 

The video will be available to watch until May 16, 2020. Be sure to check it out alongside the previous work.

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