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Samurai Drink Beer In This Vintage Ad By The Makers Of Ghost In The Shell [Video]


This wonderful anime short-film called Last Orders was made back in the 1990s as a commercial for Murphy’s Irish Stout. It aired only in the UK and was the result of a British ad agency asking anime studio Production I.G to produce the film. They’re the studio behind Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor and the agency hoped that by having them create the ad, they’d be able to take advantage of the popularity of Japanese anime.

The resulting short-film is fantastic, and when you see the roster of names behind it, that’s no surprise. It was directed by Blood: The Last Vampire‘s Hiroyuki Kitakubo with animation and character design by Kazuchika Kise of Ghost in the Shell, Blood, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Hiromasa Ogura of Ghost in the Shell and FLCL taking charge of art direction.

See the video after the break…

(Production I.G via io9)


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