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Japan gets a new anime Apple ad showing its products in popular shows

Apple Anime Ad Screen
Apple Anime Ad Screen (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple shared a Japanese ad to its YouTube channel.
  • The ad shows Apple products used in popular anime shows.
  • There's Japanese music through the whole ad.

Apple has shared a new ad to its Japanese YouTube channel, with the whole thing showing different Apple products in some of the country's most popular anime shows.

I'm not down with the anime kids, but Cult of Mac assures me that the ad includes "scenes from shows like Mr. Osomatsu, NEW GAME!!, your name., Weathering with You and more".

Beyond the Mac, new stories are born one after another. A story that is not yet in this world. Come on, you too.

I haven't got a clue what the music is, or what the words are, but now it's stuck in my head and I think I might need to start learning Japanese.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

  • It's a well done ad, I like how they mixed styles between scenes. Oh, and you were likely kidding, but I studied Japanese for two years a while back. It's a HARD language.
  • The difficulty of a language is largely based on the language you're learning from. The two main difficulties with Japanese are that the grammar is very different from English, and learning the Kanji. As far as I could tell from the limited time studying it myself, the grammar wasn't necessarily complicated, just very different. Many words can be omitted from a sentence if the context is known, and some sentences have a very generic meaning which can be translated in different ways to English. Following the same logic, English is very hard to learn for Japanese speakers, especially the pronunciation and grammar, which is primarily why many Japanese don't speak English