Monster of the Day #1695

I watched a few Japanese commercial compilations on YouTube. It seems Japanese commercials are often a bit weirder than American commercials, and more likely to feature monsters.

This fellow was designed and animated by the Shin Godzilla folks.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I’m trying to imagine what this was a commercial for. And I’m failing.

  • Gamera977

    I was thinking maybe their version of Raid bug spray? But on second glace it’s in a bay and looks like a crustacean so maybe it’s more like Red Lobster?

  • bgbear_rnh

    Being Japan it could be for underarm deodorant, it does not have to make sense.

  • kgb_san_diego

    It sure makes me want to buy the product! Once I know what it is…

  • zombiewhacker

    Well, it does appear to have eight legs, so technically doesn’t that make it a giant spider?

  • Ericb

    Its mouth parts look more crustacean than chelicerate and it looks like it has gills on its “chest.”

  • Flangepart

    >a bit weirder<
    Seriously? A bit?…damming with faint praise, eh?

  • Flangepart

    Logic has a restraining order against Japan. And like most such orders, it’s no dam good.

  • zombiewhacker

    So it’s a fish/crab kaiju? That would at least explain why it’s rising out of the ocean.

  • The Rev.

    I’ve actually seen this! It was a tourism ad.

    No, really.

    Google “Kanmon Straits monster ad” and enjoy.

  • Gamera977

    So they’ve went from tourism oni to tourism kaiju?!?! Awesome!!!

    Not quite a kawaii though…