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Microsoft have announced they will be co-opting Ghost in the Shell: Arise to promote the Japanese launch of their Surface line of tablets, with plenty of product placement in the offing should anyone get the mistaken impression a futuristic cyberbrain is any replacement for a 2012 Microsoft tablet.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 12, 2013 16:36

    someone should !!"rule" this. right?... More

  • sa10 commented on April 2, 2013 19:42

    I would totally watch this. This is not even such a big deal, it's mostly because of people like you that some new productions have to resort to product placement. I'm glad they didn't resort... More


K-ON! Merchandising Madness

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Recently concluded K-ON! offered during its run a plethora of easter eggs for otaku sleuths to identify, photograph, and in many cases, purchase for their ever-growing collections.

Cameos of real world locations featured in the show (such as Azusa’s musical hall) are plentiful, but pales in comparison to the truly staggering number of actual consumer products seen and identified in the show:
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  • Anonymous commented on March 14, 2013 16:07

    Why so money?!?... More

  • cupcake_deluxe commented on July 1, 2010 13:11

    Amazing. Now I want to get one of those bags. Or maybe a Ritsu keychain. <3... More


Pizza Hut Rewrites History in Sengoku Basara

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Fans are bemused by the sudden revelation that the heroes of the Sengoku Jidai period were busy munching quality American food in between climactic combat and geisha ogling.

Sengoku Basara would not normally be seen as a vehicle for promoting Pizza Hut, but some marketing genius evidently thought otherwise…

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  • Ben commented on November 21, 2010 07:10

    That has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever read considering how much of the world's modern technology was developed or at least had it's start in the US.... More

  • Ben commented on November 21, 2010 07:08

    Yeah, what he said!... More


Maria-sama ga Miteru Pizza Hut Special

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The fifth and latest episode of the fourth season of yuri anime Maria-sama ga Miteru appears with an onslaught of Pizza Hut advertising complete with a scene depicting the characters eating at the aforementioned restaurant.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 13, 2009 13:15

    I think the pizza as most people know it was invented in New York. But it probably tastes better in Italy.... More

  • Riot Gear commented on February 6, 2009 12:36

    this is not the first time of an anime-based product endorsement.I think as i can recall,Pioneer(Geneon) and Capcom made some endorsements on Tenchi Muyo! and Street Fighter movies.Speaking of Pizza Hut hen they gonna release... More


Anime in the Movies?

Anime in the Movies? Negima in Mirrors

As you can see from the image above, recently released Hollywood horror flick Mirrors displays a rather unexpected and inexplicable extra, in the form of this Negima poster.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 5, 2010 10:05

    damnit... it cut off Nodoka....... More

  • L’anonyme masqué commented on June 30, 2009 01:55

    Did anyone saw the movie Transformers 2? there is a Naruto poster in the geeks' room.... More


MGS4 Product Placement Bonanza

MGS4 Product Placement Bonanza - Snake uses Regain to fight 24/7

With Metal Gear Solid 4 complete, all the details regarding the marketing arrangements in the game have come to light. It seems the game will be a vehicle for product placement on an unprecedented scale for an A-List title, with 10 product “collaborations” evident; but it is not so much the number as the prominence and lack of consideration for fit which stand out. Read on for the full details.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 18, 2010 09:27

    cool... More


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