The Press Release:
Japanese rock star YOSHIKI transforms into a super-powered titan in the new “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI” commercial campaign for Asahi’s Wonda Coffee which begins September 3.
Based on the worldwide, hit anime series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), the 3D CG animated character was modeled after YOSHIKI, and the thundering drum sounds were recorded live by the X JAPAN drummer himself.
Watch and share the “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI” TV commercial:
Below: still photos from “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI”.
YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock group X JAPAN, who has sold over 50 million records. He is also the composer of the Attack on Titan theme song “Red Swan” which debuted at #1 on iTunes Rock Charts in 14 countries.
YOSHIKI has also created themes for high-profile anime projects such as X, X2 Double X, Buddha: The Great Departure, and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary. He served as the inspiration for the Blood Red Dragon comic series by the legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee.
“Red Swan” (Attack on Titan anime theme) – Official Lyric Video
YOSHIKI’s musical versatility has led to collaborations with Beatles producer George Martin, Roger Taylor of Queen, St. Vincent, and Sarah Brightman, as well as his recent work with Bono, will.i.am, and Jennifer Hudson on the song “#SING4LIFE”. YOSHIKI is currently composing music for xXx 4, the next film in the Hollywood blockbuster franchise starring Vin Diesel, and other soon-to-be-announced TV and film projects.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Simply put we love everything that Yoshiki does since he is such a forward thinking artist and involved in so many different and interesting things. We also love a good cup of coffee here at the Metal Media Command HQ and hope to one day sample a bag of this blend. Hopefully someone in the artists offices makes sure to get this coffee over to the states. I also think it would be fun if they turned this commercial into a giveaway comic book that one could obtain by collecting tokens or proving purchase with receipts. That would be fun. Closing up, I will once again add a favorite video capture of mine from when Yoshiki made a surprise appearance at the screening of “We Are X” along with an image from the spectacular Carnegie Hall show. Make sure you are subscribing to our Official YouTube so you don’t miss out when things like this go live. See you next time and stay safe out there.