Mercedes Benz’s ‘Next A-Class’ campaign has tagged up with Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell series, Guilty Crown) to create an anime short for the campaign. The anime short is designed to showcase the ‘Next A-Class’ car from Mercedes Benz and is set in a near future Toyko. The ‘Next A-Class’ cars feature the next generation of compact cars.
The short itself has some notable cast with:
Director Mizuho Nishikubo (Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai, Zillion)
Animator Kazuchika Kise (Ghost in the Shell, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Blood+).
Daishiro Tanimura (Kuroko’s Basketball, Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san) wrote the script.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) designed the characters
Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Death Note, Gantz, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) scored the music.
In the not so distant future.
To cope with the traffic jams and verticalization due to the Increased population, the city of Tokyo was reconstructed under the theme of “city sharing” in which people share the [urban] space by transforming the roads and city structure by time of the day. A woman named Nico [voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro] is walking in the city.
She is having her long-awaited day off; however, she does not know what to do and who to hang out with. She hopes an exciting thing suddenly happens—
Then, a truck passed right before her eyes. The loud music and flashy decoration of the vehicle reminded Nico the car “it” that everyone’s talking about on the Internet. As soon as Nico saw it, she ran after it, then ran into Gatsu [Kenjiro Tsuda] and Makito [Kenichi Suzumura]. Nico get in the latest A-Class and they chase after the truck driving through the city that is changing its form rapidly.
See if they catch up with the legendary truck and reveal the true identity of “it.”