Wind up Geek’s Cool Japan: Weird Commercials – Godzilla Karaoke

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

HitachiVHSWhen it comes to the stomping and smashing of Tokyo that Godzilla is so good at (or perhaps he works at Toho and those are just models) at the end of the day he is just an everyday Japanese worker who has a family to support.

This commercial that clocks in at 30 seconds is advertising Hitachi‘s VT-JF25 Video Recorder-Karaoke player which retailed at ¥90,000 (roughly $800 US on today’s market). I consider this commercial to be one of the most memorable not just because of its humor but because it humanizes Japan’s most iconic Kaijū.

Source(s): Jason Hershey, Neil O’Brien, and the We Love Collecting Movies Facebook group.

Video Source(s): jrco1010.

Author: James Robert Shaw

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