Dramatic Softbank ad for Twitter phone features dog as political candidate

Finally, Japanese politics has gone so whack that it’s not all too unrealistic to imagine a dog running for office. Japan’s most famous dog, Jiro Shirato, stars in this mini documentary created to parody election time. It’s a Softbank commercial for a Twitter-friendly cell phone, and is chock full of drama, jokes (“manifesto” becomes “Everesto”) and hope for a brighter future. Plus it kinda explains Japanese politics in a nutshell. Amazing.

(Thanks, Kazu Y!)

2 thoughts on “Dramatic Softbank ad for Twitter phone features dog as political candidate

  1. Thanks for posting this. My student auditioned for the election day reporter role in the advert, but sadly didn’t get it. I never got to see those last ones as they were only shown on the day itself. Thanks!