Western Celebrities in Japanese Commercials

Published on October 7th, 2011.

Japanese advertisements are my favourite. When I sit down to watch some TV in Japan, I  just flick through the channels to watch the commercials. Almost everything is endorsed by celebrities.

Recent Nintendo commercials in the UK have started featuring popular British singers and actress/actors. Although they’re our own celebrities, Japan has borrowed numerous Western celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis to star in many different types of commercials.

As I can spend countless hours watching them on YouTube I thought I’d share some of my favourites. Enjoy!

I know it’s fake but I still love it :-)

  • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

    That image of Schwarzenegger you used at the top of the post, holy crap, he looks like he’s 25. :p

    • Anonymous

      He sure doesn’t look like a governor up there :-P

    • http://michaelflux.com Michael Flux

      iduno… with that face just give him a gold AK47 and he could be a dictator for some dysfunctional African country. :D

  • http://yonasu.com/ Jonas

    I like the one with Britney Spears :D Love the dude’s dance moves!

  • Anonymous

    There used to be a website dedicated to Japanese CM’s with foreign actors, I can’t remember it’s name, but it’s the first place I saw some of these commercials.  I love the Schwarzenegger ones the best. ;p

    • http://yonasu.com/ Jonas

      Oh yeah, I used that site too, I can’t remember the name either though…