Japan is known for their booming animation industry, which not only produces anime for TV and film, but also for commercials, which not only shows excellent animation from some of Japan’s most popular studios, but also the same flair, drama, action, and feel that you would get from anime shows and films.

The JPCMHD YouTube channel has recently compiled a few of these ads, so check them out:

From Love Live!’s Maki promoting Watering Kiss Mint (the ad was animated by Sunrise, responsible for the Gundam anime), to a TVCM from the original The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls smartphone game, to even the Evangelion kids and the characters from Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast appearing in ads, the various animation studios gave a lot of effort in animating these ads, and to think that they are also working on TV anime and films!


In other countries, big name directors are not expected to work on TV ads, however, some of the animated ads in the video were directed by none other than then great Makoto Shinkai, who has directed critically-acclaimed films like The Garden of Words and 5 centimeters per second.  Can you guess which films he did in that video? A clue would be the word Construction.


And speaking of big names in the Japanese animation industry, Studio Ghibli also made an ad, which is included in the compilation. Can you guess which one it is? The clue we are giving is the word “Cat.”


Let’s not forget the AFASG 2015 Animated Promotional Video,