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Nov 17, 2012 12:16 AM

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According to Anime!Anime!, Mercedes Benz has announced a collaboration project "Next A-Class" with Production I.G. An original short anime has been streamed on Youtube. New works of Production I.G for Next A-Class project will be revealed from December onwards.

Next A-Class with English Subtitles (Youtube)
Next A-Class official website

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Director: Nishikubo Mizuho
Key Animation: Kise Kazuchika (Character designer of "xxxHOLiC" series)
Music: Kawai Kenji
Character Designs: Sadamoto Yoshiyuki

Source: Anime!Anime!

Next A-Class on MAL
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Nov 17, 2012 12:17 AM

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...Why?

Character design is legit though.
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Nov 17, 2012 12:36 AM

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That was cool.
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Nov 17, 2012 12:40 AM

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Nice 6 minutes.
 
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Nov 17, 2012 12:45 AM
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That was... Interesting?
 
 
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Nov 17, 2012 12:50 AM

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Sounds like Sawashiro-san and Suzumura-san. I don't recognize another guy's voice.

Wow, the ramen looks real!
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Nov 17, 2012 12:59 AM

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Pretty legit... Hopefully it never makes it to American Tv....

Seems that on the site, they've got a shirt with the characters on it... And an artbook of sorts... Probably just storyboards... There also seems to be a little Figure of the chick in the advert... :|... lol.
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YorozuyaGinSan said:
Pretty legit... Hopefully it never makes it to American Tv....


Hopefully, it makes it to the Japanese ones. Compared to most of the season's airing series, this is brilliant.
 
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Nov 17, 2012 1:49 AM
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Sawashiro Miyuki.... Must buy Mercedes Benz.
 
Nov 17, 2012 1:52 AM

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The advert made me want to watch more anime than anything else.
 
Nov 17, 2012 2:10 AM

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So, the Mercedes try to reach otaku too? It won't make it cheaper. Nice truck.

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Sawashiro Miyuki.... Must buy Mercedes Benz.


Only if the car will talk with her voice.
 
Nov 17, 2012 2:21 AM
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Mercedes Benz from the future? I've never liked its designs.

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I don't recognize another guy's voice.

Kenjirou Tsuda.
 
Nov 17, 2012 3:25 AM

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mitch3315 said:
Sawashiro Miyuki.... Must buy Mercedes Benz.


Someone said the right word here.
 
Nov 17, 2012 3:26 AM
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not bad, good short anime for advertising purposes lol
 
 
Nov 17, 2012 3:45 AM

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Nice 6 minutes. I assuming there would be a few more 6 minute episodes by December, that would nice to look forward to.
 
Nov 17, 2012 3:52 AM
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The CGI was inserted almost seamlessly though there were some moments where it stood out noticably. While it shouldn't be too surprising since all the budget for this anime is condensed in a few minutes, this short was more impressive in terms of animation than the majority of TV series airng right now.
 
 
Nov 17, 2012 4:32 AM

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Nov 17, 2012 4:36 AM

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Haha, this was totally worth my time! Up for a sequel any day.
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Nov 17, 2012 4:45 AM

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That.. was.. awesome! I mean, totally! There will be a continuation of that? Coolz
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Nov 17, 2012 6:09 AM

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Only someone in Japan could come up with a story like that for a car commercial.

With that said, the animation quality was A-class (pukukuku), even better than for some of the top line anime this year. Sawashiro Miyuki is a must have if you try to sell anything, and the new Mercedes looks amazing. Already did even before this short.

I hope that if I ever get to buy an A-class Sawashiro will be the voice of the onboard navigation. It will be extremely dangerous but extremely cool.
 
Nov 17, 2012 6:21 AM

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I think I heard Kenichi Suzumura's voice! I'll watch it then!
 
Nov 17, 2012 6:22 AM

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Shifting city blocks and car seats. Awesome.
 
 
Nov 17, 2012 6:24 AM

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deserves a movie
 
Nov 17, 2012 6:25 AM

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Mercedes Benz cool level just went over 9000
 
Nov 17, 2012 6:26 AM

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Lol nice way of advertising, I would buy.
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Nov 17, 2012 7:34 AM

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got some hot wheel action at the end, weeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
Nov 17, 2012 7:39 AM

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Shadow-Chan said:
tsubasalover said:
I don't recognize another guy's voice.

Kenjirou Tsuda.


Thanks :)
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Nov 17, 2012 7:45 AM

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Was pretty amusing. Nice animation as well.
 
 
Nov 17, 2012 8:07 AM

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That was AWESOME! Much, much better than those mahou shoujo car collaboration projects. This one totally deserves a movie (^^)d
 
Nov 17, 2012 8:23 AM

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That was funny! XD

I love all the short anime that advertise the cars. :D

I like the characters in this one too!
 
Nov 17, 2012 8:41 AM

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Haha, this was totally worth my time! Up for a sequel any day.


Fully agree. This short was hella awesome!
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Nov 17, 2012 8:45 AM

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Wow. Awesome. More. Please.
 
Nov 17, 2012 9:31 AM

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Wow that is quite neat!! I really like the video's idea of Tokyo too! That'll be a great version of Tokyo for the setting of an anime series! Maybe they will make one sponsored by Mercedes Benz? :P
 
Nov 17, 2012 10:30 AM
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Yep, that was actually pretty good!

 
 
Nov 17, 2012 11:00 AM

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So basically, the truck is much better than the Mercedes, eh? Where can I get one?

And...
I'm assuming the Mercedes comes with rotating seats :D If it does, I'm sold~
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Nov 17, 2012 11:44 AM
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Woah haha, that was way more fun than I expected.
 
Nov 17, 2012 12:18 PM

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No anime entry in the database?
 
Nov 17, 2012 1:01 PM
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That was pretty cool lol

Wonder if it actually allows you to switch the seats around like that
 
 
Nov 17, 2012 1:13 PM

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That was really something out of the ordinary XD
 
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BassExtractor said:
Haha, this was totally worth my time! Up for a sequel any day.


agree :)
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Nov 17, 2012 3:24 PM

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that was entertaining as hell

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Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
 
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Awesome! That was really worth 6 mins of watching. Better than Wangan Midnight or Initial D imo.

Still, I could hardly believe that. Mercedes fitting a 6.2 L V8 on a hot hatch? That's unbelievable! Wonder how that car is going to handle with power like that.
 
Nov 17, 2012 8:53 PM

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Awesome. Great for I.G. Productions to have this under their belt.
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Nov 18, 2012 1:11 AM

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Holy crap, that was actually really awesome! Despite being a 6-minute Anime short promoting a Mercedes Benz car, I really liked the 'story' and characters. :D Animation was great, Production I.G. doesn't disappoint. Need more companies making anime shorts to promote their products. >=D
 
Nov 19, 2012 11:43 AM

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it was not half bad i mus t say
 
Nov 21, 2012 3:21 PM
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That.
Was.
Awesome.
 
Nov 21, 2012 4:04 PM

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2/10.

I guess the car CGI deserves a point.
 
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