Itano Tomomi, Kashiwagi Yuki and Watanabe Mayu recently took time out from the music duties in group AKB48, to participate in a commercial promoting Nissin Cup Noodles. Well, actually it was more for a new series of noodle timers that act like little transformers and can play games with you as well. Interestingly enough, there was no script for this commercial, the whole thing was ad libbed with the director telling them, “The CM contents aren’t fixed so please do it in a way that makes the audience want to own a robot timer.”
The CM’s for the “Robot Timer Trio Campaign” involve the ladies and the robot timers which have been designed to look like a cup of noodles. It’s been made to promote the September 18th anniversary of the Nissin Cup Noodles. The timers themselves can also play rock-paper-scissors and have a series of exercises built-in which they perform letting you join in with them.
There’s a preview clip below which shows some behind the scenes action as well as the CM itself along with the robots. Those things are cute!