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KISS ads in Japan

17 Jan

Canon, the Japanese camera company has a camera called “Kiss“.
They used to have TV and print ads that featured kids dressed in make-up similar to that of the American rock band KISS.

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I have a few of the ちらし (flyers), of course.

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I didn’t know that the CanonKiss” camera is called different names in different countries until I read it on bartman905‘s blog.

I shouldn’t be surprised though. I know American movies often have different titles in Japan, and sometimes Japanese products have different names in America…for example, the NissanFairlady” car is called the Nissan300ZX” in the U.S.

Anyways, here’s the TV commercial for the CanonKiss” camera that used to be on TV here in Japan all the time:

Here’s another one:

And another:

Another TV commercial I remember well was about ten years ago for the 日経エンタテインメント (Nikkei Entertainment magazine):

That one was filmed at a real Anna Miller’s cake shop in Tokyo. The shop stayed open for business during the filming…so the customers were shocked when they walked in the shop and KISS was sitting at a table filming a TV commercial. I wish I went by there that day!

I remember all of these commercials well.