Saturday, April 3, 2010
Ikuta Toma- Acuo New CM
Actor Toma Ikuta (生田斗真) is taking Japan by storm. He is going to cast the new CM of Lotte's new gum brand "ACUO" with the characters of the popular anime "Haruhi Suzumiya Series (涼宮ハルヒ)", which was aired in February. In the CM, people are intoxicated by the "refreshing breath" of Ikuta. For example, when Ikuta is shopping while chewing the gum, he sighed because he was told that the product he particularly wanted was sold out. With the refreshing breath of him, the attendant of the boutique shop suddenly transformed into Mikuru Asahina (朝比奈みくる). The shop manager blamed Ikuta: "How could you turn someone into an Anime character!" And Ikuta apologized "I'm sorry" with another good breath, which turned the manager into Haruhi Suzumiya. Ikuta lost his head and ran out of the shop, but only to find out that he turned a cat in the street into Yuki Nagato (長門有希) again...The imaginative plot sounds very interesting with cute characters appear one by one.
However, it was quite difficult to act with invisible Anime characters according to Ikuta, so he discussed every detail carefully with the director. The way he moved his line of sight and gestures is prepared with thorough consideration, showing great performance skills of Ikuta. And in the scene in which he was blamed by the boutique shop manager, he was asked to be "approached as close as possible, like leaning on your back." and the camera really moved very close to his face. After the director called "cut", Ikuta, the one just had a serious expression, smiled confidently in an excessive closeness?
This new CM of "ACUO" will be on air from April 5 in Japan.