Softbank, one of Japan’s large mobile telephone companies, has a long-running ad series with an unusual family: an elegant mother, her husband who is a white dog (with the voice of Kitaoji Kinya), and two children, one of whom is African American.
The best thing about this series is that no explanation is given for the inter-species and inter-racial nature of the family.
Thanks to Kathryn of Project Me I learned about the latest ad in which kimono-clad grandma, the mother of the white dog, introduces her new husband, a very handsome and very young man, also wearing kimono. He’s played by Shota Matsuda.
I love that there is no reason for the father being a dog. He recently had puppies too – with 2 different mothers! In real life, not the ads.
Thanks for the dog news, Kathryn. I had to think whether you meant Kitaoji-sama or the white dog.
Jared, you forgot to mention the most important fact : it’s the beautiful and legendary Ayako Wakao starring!!!!
Another one here :
Yes! That’s also amazing. The actors are all super-famous. And I love how this posh family always stays serious, no matter how bizarre the story.
Yum! He can be my Husband!!!
I think the stuffed dog is soo cute!! I would like one!
I think you need to wait until you’re in your 60s or 70s, according to the Softbank ad ^^