A common setting to see in anime is a Japanese high school. Do you ever wonder what it’s like to put on a Japanese school uniform and go to school?
Well, look no further. These Japanese commercials (CM) will give you a peek into the life of a Japanese high school student, and also let you experience it a little.
A Japanese High School Musical – “Pocari Sweat”
“Pocari Sweat” always showcase high school students wearing their uniforms while dancing in their CM’s. In this particular video, the students are on a school trip, and dance just about everywhere – by the ocean, on the bus, and around the camp fire. The lyrics of the song they are singing also embodies a strong sense of seizing what lies ahead in the future.
“kimi no yume to boku no yume / meguriatte kanau hazu sa / souzou ijou no mirai he” (translation: your dreams and mine / we shall encounter them, they will come true / towards an even greater future than we imagined”)
What if Kiki & Tombo Became High School Students? – “Nissin Cup Noodle” CM
The theme for Nissin’s “Cup Noodles” this year is “youth,” and to capture that image they released a CM based on the Studio Ghibli classic “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Set in a parallel world to the movie, the video focuses on the “what if” of what if Kiki and Tombo became high school students in our day and age?
This feelsy CM conveys Kiki’s love for Tombo, as her eyes follow him wherever he goes hoping he will notice her.
To Love the ‘Now’ Even More – “Calpis” CM
Summers at high school in Japan are all about enjoying the things you will only be able to do during the ‘now’ to the fullest. The invigorating days of summer are fleeting and grow shorter. The song that the students sing in this video is a very famous song. Those of you who are into J-pop or anime may have heard it before.
Song Title: secret base ～Kimi ga Kureta Mono～
MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON will introduce to you even more Japanese CM’s that capture the ‘Japanese experience’! If you know of one yourself, then be sure to comment it on the MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON Facebook page.
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