Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno is one of the most iconic directors in Japan, and that’s saying a lot. A student of the great Hayao Miyazaki, Anno didn’t just create and direct Evangelion, but also co-directed Shin-Godzilla. He even dabbled in voice acting that one time for Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. However, it seems that the great director is dabbling in another different thing this time. This is because he’s starring in a new commercial for Sapporo Beer.

The ad will focus on the Sapporo Draft Beer Black Label as part of the “Grown-up Elevator” series of commercials. Now, Sapporo Beer hasn’t released the CM yet, as it premieres on 30th June. However, they did release a few teaser images of Anno in action for the CM.

It looks like Hideaki Anno is really enjoying his beer, huh?! The commercial also stars actor Satoshi Tsumabuki, who talks about beer alongside the celebrated director. It would also somehow feature what looks like an Evangelion unit.

source: Comic Natalie