Product placement isn’t that rare in anime anymore. From Pizza Hut’s meme-inducing appearances in Code Geass to Nissin Cup Noodles appearing in various anime. However, one often-overlooked product placement is Apple’s Macbook. These might not reach the same prominence like Pizza Hut, but you can see these laptops appearing in anime every now and then. And now, Apple just released a new CM regarding these anime appearances of their beloved product:
The clips that the ad featured came from various anime, including Mr. Osomatsu!,, Keroro Gunsou, Your Name, Weathering With You, and New Game!. While many of them don’t actually have the iconic Apple logo, Apple insists they are still variations of their various Macbook products.
The video also comes when new information has revealed that Apple only lets movies and TV shows feature their iPhones as long as only good guys use them… no villains allowed.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Film director Rian Johnson has said the following:
“Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies, but – and this is very pivotal – if you’re ever watching a mystery movie, bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera”
Sources: Apple Japan, The Guardian