Jul 3, 2009

Nobuhiko Obayashi x YMO


Martin said...

how do you know this CM was made by Obayashi? There's no much ressources about his CM works unfortunately!

rokudenashi said...


I got the information off "mixi" (something like the japanese Facebook). Was doing some reasearch on his CM-work myself and stumbled over the Obayashi-community there, which is really dedicated.
You're right it's very hard to find listings of his CM-work, but if the cat's green eyes aren't an indicator for Obayashi, then what is? ;)

Mark Walkow also pointed out that this one, among other Bronson/Mandom CMs was also made by Obayashi:

rokudenashi said...

No proof that this was made by Obayashi, but the technics used look very much like him.
He did some work for this company (Renown), but the only info I could get is, that it was a campaign starring Ringo Starr.

rokudenashi said...

Some more info from http://subwaycinemanews.com/archives/498

This magic extra screening will take place on Thursday, July 2 at 11:55pm. It will not feature an introduction by Yoshihiro Nishimura or Noboru Iguchi, but it will feature a video introduction by the director (and his daughter, who wrote the film when she was eleven), and selected commercials from director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s career (including some previously unseen “Mandom” commercials - trust us, his commercials are amazing) (check out some of them here).

Martin said...

Thanks for these precious informations. I agree these CM share the usual Obayashi’s trademarks. Feel free to post again about these Obayashi CM as this is a fascinating and overlooked cinematic topic : )

I once wrote a mail on KineJapan about that very subject, but didn't got a lot of informations .. one member pointed an interesting cameo though :) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTS2BoFDgKw see @ 8’33 )

Some Shisheido CM in early 70s were quite interesting .. I wonder whether Obayashi was involved in them (see @1’30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njLagY9b3so ) (very interesting Youtbube documentary btw)

I would to love know the guy who directed this stunning one ( 5’25 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY8iEBGWWI8 )