On Friday, the financial newspaper Nikkei MJ published a manga ad with "Kiwi Honey," a mascot character that acclaimed manga and anime creator Go Nagai (Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, Devilman) drew to promote Zespri Kiwi Fruits.
Nagai created Kiwi Honey in the motif of one of his most famous characters, Cutey Honey. Actress Satomi Ishihara already starred in a live-action Kiwi Honey ad that began airing last month, complete with a Cutey Honey-inspired theme song:
Jiji Press posted a video about the making of the commercial, while the agency HoriPro posted a video of the Kiwi Honey press conference:
The Kiwi Honey manga ad is also running in the Yomiuri Shimbun paper on Saturday.
Making Of Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otadMiCfzp4
Press Conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdtZ-_Tj5m8