You may remember when Air New Zealand released a safety video featuring all kinds of creatures from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings a couple of years back – I wrote about it here. Well, they have done it again and just released what they have called “The Most Epic Air Safetey Video Ever Made”. Continue reading
Anime director Shinkai Makoto has collaborated with Z-Kai, a Japanese company that runs cram schools and correspondence classes, to produce a 1:59 min long commercial. It’s a mini-story – titled 「クロスロード」(Korosuroudo/Crossroad) – of two students cramming for their entrance exams, simple but illustrated in Shinkai’s usual style – in other words, a colourful and light-filled feast for the eyes.
Because the company name doesn’t pop up until the very end (and without any explanation of what they do), it doesn’t feel like a commercial at all, but just a tiny snapshot of the life of two people.
Subtitles in both English and Chinese (simplified) are available, you can select them from the captions menu.