Does the world need SMAP in order to sell iPhones? The correct answer would be no, but the fangirl answer would be hell yes! When I was in Japan, I couldn’t turn the corner from Shibuya to Omotesando without bumping into a SMAP for Soft Bank billboard. The boys (okay, okay, kinda old dudes) were everywhere. And looking good, might I add.
Hard to believe that the original flavor boyband has been around for twenty years and are still together (not counting an early loss of one member to car racing – he didn’t die, he left SMAP to become a car racer). Makes you wonder why K_T-TUN can’t make it work (Jin, wai you leave Kame all alone to lead?).
Sorry for the digression, but the latest SMAP for Soft Bank CM is unbelievably adorable and cool. I just love it to pieces, and I guarantee after you watch it you’ll be smiling as well.
SMAP for Soft Bank CM 2010:
This CM is actually a series of SMAP for Soft Bank commericials that have been released in the last few years. Below are some others, all using the same song. Very groovy, and very SMAP-tastic. Yes, just like I made up the word Junki-licious, SMAP-tastic is now part of the official lingo of AKP.
SMAP for Soft Bank CM 2009:
The SMAP for Soft Bank 2009 CM is actually one of the most parodied and copied CMs on Youtube. People make it for their work retreat videos, for weddings – you name it, you can find it. Definitely a viral sensation in Japan last year.
Now all imma waiting for is KimuTaku‘s 2011 drama – the man only does one a year, didn’t you all know that. After TnK (aka Tsuki no Koibito aka the worst drama I watched in 2010), he owes me big time. But since I’m currently slowly watching Sora Kara, which is sublime and fascinating, KimuTaku can take his liony-maned time picking his next drama.