10 Amazing Japanese Video Game Commercials

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I’ve written before that I’m cautiously fascinated with Japanese culture.  Some of their commercials are enough to give me a seizure with all the flashing lights and colors, and more often than not, I feel like the images on the screen have absolutely nothing to do with the product being sold.  To call it an assault on the senses would be an understatement.

Japanese video game commercials are a bit tamer, but there’s also no shortage of weird.  Unlike the commercials for video games we have here in the States – which usually just feature a bunch of clips from cutscenes – the Japanese ones feature dancing, ridiculous characters, and all sorts of WTF.  Have fun with 10 of the most ridiculously awesome Japanese video game commercials I could find.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUAYO7Zyydk

Super Mario RPG

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJHiCIb74kM

The Sega SG-1000

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aspRjrv2SB8

Kid Icarus

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zez4QlSTE_Q

Sega Saturn

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STk3jPQVjK0

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9qtZN8d48M

Mario Kart DS

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0LfLk9lLEg

Kaiju Busters

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7zML8rxcQo

Sonic Adventure

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfVWlRs40vQ

F1 Racer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTEGZ3wUhs0


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  1. rwe January 30, 2010
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