Cross Road – Shinkai Makoto Animated CM

Posted By yonghow on March 4th, 2014

Anime director Shinkai Makoto ( 5 Centimeters, Garden Of Words ) collaborates with character designer Tanaka Masayoshi to create this commercial for Z-kai, a Japanese correspondence educational service. Check out the commercial below :

The story revolves around 2 high school students Miho & Shouta, who are preparing for their entrance exams to a Tokyo university by enrolling in a correspondence course with Z-kai. As always Shinkai Makoto’s sharp eye for identifying attractive locales translate into gorgeous backdrops in the commercial, but I also like the design and animation of the characters by Tanaka Masayoshi.

This isn’t the first time that Shinkai Makoto has taken on work for commercials; check out this series of CM he created for Taisei Corporation.


2 Responses to “Cross Road – Shinkai Makoto Animated CM”

Petit Orenji

a girl. a boy. trains. distance. fate. Makoto Shinkai.


  1. Anime Commercials Compilation - Halcyon Realms - Art Book Reviews - Anime, Manga, Film, Photography