One Piece’s Vivi Appears in Anime’s Third Commercial Collaboration With Nissin Cup Noodles

06.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

Instant noodle brand Nissin Foods just dropped the third animated commercial in collaboration with the One Piece anime series on December 6. The 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 22 million views across Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, making it Nissin’s most watched online video. Together with the trailer announcing the start of the series and the second collaboration, the series as a whole has amassed over 35 million views.

The new commercial sees Vivi taking the spotlight. Like the previous commercials, it re-imagines the characters as ordinary high school students. This edition sees Vivi announcing to the rest of the characters that she is transferring schools, and we see just how much she cherishes them as friends.

The video features over 50 characters in various scenes.

The video even features actual voice actors from the anime series reprising their roles for the commercial, including Misa Watanabe who voices Vivi, Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy), Akemi Okamura (Nami), Masako Nozawa (Doctor Kureha), and others. The character designs were designed by Eisaku Kubonouchi and the music is by BUMP OF CHICKEN.

 

We look forward to seeing who will play the main role of the next commercial. Stay tuned for the next edition.

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    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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