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Meiji Alumni Yamashita Tomohisa and Inoue Mao are set to be the new spokespersons for Asahi Direct Shot (beer).The rumoured Cm collaboration is said to be released at the end of May 2012. This is definitely exciting news. While the said collaboration is still  unofficial , Asahi Beer has already hinted during the recent press conference about recruiting new spokersperson(s) to endorse the product.

source:http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye5029962.html

Ps: And the day Pi gets his unlimited supply of beer is coming soon. Very soon. I just suddenly remember how a warning disclaimer reminding everyone to drive responsibly appeared right after Pi told everyone to turn up the music while driving to listen to One in a Million. Lol Pi lol. Maybe this time we will get a “please drink moderately” lol.

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Yamapi & Inoue Mao: Asahi Direct Shot Cm Version A

Version B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpKlouoyzhc&feature=youtu.be


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2012.05.28 Asahi Beer (Direct Shot) Press Conference

On the 28th of May, singer-actor Yamashita Tomohisa (27) and actress Inoue Mao (25) attended a press conference to launch Asahi Beer’s latest product – Asahi Direct Shot. This is the first time both of them are co-starring in a CM, as well as the first time either of them are endorsing an alcohol product.

Yamashita commented “I’ve been wondering why I’ve never gotten an offer [for an alcoholic beverage cm]. That is how much I love alcohol,” and that he’s very happy to be endorsing Direct Shot. Not to be undone, Mao says that she surprisingly likes drinking as well, and often drinks with co-workers or indulges in a beer at home.

The pair share a senpai-kouhai relationship as they both graduated from Meiji University and Mao stated that she was glad to get a chance to work with Yamashita for the first time. Yamashita also revealed that Mao surprised him with a birthday present while they were filming in Hawaii.

Sources: Sponichi, Mezamashi

Cute tidbit from the morning shows:

Mao and YT talked about their unusual first meeting. Apparently, Mao came across him on the university campus one day, and while thinking of how she should start a conversation, she noticed his legs and decided to pull a “hizakakkun” (buckling your knees under a poor unsuspecting soul’s knees to knock them off balance) on him. YT was flustered by her, but thanks to that they were able to break the ice.

Inoue Mao and Yamashita Tomohisa star in new CM for Asahi Beer

by ustar on May 28, 2012 at 11:43 pm

On May 28th, actress Inoue Mao and actor/singer Yamashita Tomohisa attended a TV CM presentation event for Asahi Beer’s new product, “Asahi Direct Shot“.

Inoue, who says she loves to drink, revealed, “When I get off work early, there are times I go drinking with the staff or co-stars.” She also shared that she has a drink while eating dinner at home, “People tell me I’m like an old man, but I like it.

The new CM comes in 2 different versions, “Ocean” and “Meadow”, and has the concept, “drink with a big mouth, laugh with a big mouth“. As this marks Yamashita’s first time starring in a CM for alcohol, he commented, “I always wondered why I never got an offer. That’s how much I love alcohol. So I was very happy.

The CM was shot in North Shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Yamashita reflected, “Since the shoot was in Hawaii, I feel I was able to give a pretty good smile!” Meanwhile, Inoue said, “It was difficult because we had to suddenly burst into laughter, but I was happy to work with Yamashita-san for the first time.

Asahi Beer’s new CM will air nationwide starting May 29th.