Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mega Man X, Private Investigator

Remember that old Japanese commercial I featured last year? You know, the one featuring a guy in a Mega Man X costume riding a bicycle for no inexplicable reason? Turns out the costumed characters starred in a second commercial, one just as if not more bizarre than the first. This time, X and crew are attempting to solve a murder. The victim? The PlayStation 2 console itself.


Apparently, these zany commercials were part of a cross-promotion with Mega Man X7, Ape Escape, Monster Rancher 4, Bomberman, and Jikkyō Powerful Pro Baseball 10 that aired during the summer of 2003. There's supposed to be a couple more ads featuring the costume-clad heroes, but they've yet to surface online. I can't even begin to imagine just how bizarre the must be. Hopefully we'll see them one day!

UPDATE: According to a reader, these commercials are actually a spoof on a famous Japanese detective show whose opening theme is used in these commercials. Click here to see the original!

7 comments:

  1. lol This deserves a flash spin-off XD

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  2. Your friendly, neighborhood metoolJuly 18, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Bomberman: What do you make of the scene, X?

    X: What do we know?

    Ape: Ook! From what we heard, the system was threw out a window by a angry gamer, eek!

    Mochhi: The thrower was an avid gamer, chi! He never left his building, chi! He says it was because of a overheated system, Mochhi!

    PawaPro-kun: Your conclusion, X?

    X: I guess this PS2 had to say *Puts on shades* game over.
    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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  3. Lol, the music still reminds me of the music from the Case Closes/Detective Conan anime. With this rag tag crew investigating a murder, it makes the connection even more apparent. XD

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  4. I remember that commercial that came out from a magazine cd i used to buy years ago.

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  5. Haha, wow. This made my day.

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  6. X: Mochhi was hit! Call the Trauma Center staff!
    Ape: The game wasn't released yet.
    X: Call other doctor than!
    PawaPro (at phone): Dr. Wily, we need your help!
    X: No that kind of doctor!

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  7. Both these two CM is salute to old dective TV series

    The music is from that series
    and the opening is recreating it.

    check this out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDWas895Co0

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