Saturday, November 11, 2006

ゲット・エ・マック ->日本で

All crazy Japanese aside (the title means "Get a Mac -> In Japan", by the way), for those of you who have seen the PC vs. Mac ads here in America, the following link should give you a feeling of deja vu.

Get A Mac: Japan Edition

Yes, the ads have made their way over to the Land of the Rising Sun, and although it's harder to comprehend, the tongue-in-cheek humor from the American ads remain untouched. The overall tone, as expected, is "Boring ol' Mr. PC is trying to impress (or indirectly prove superiority to) cool, suave Mac-San".

A little interesting snippet about the American "Get A Mac" ads, the actor who played as a PC was in fact John Hodgman, once a writer for the New York Times, a mock-anchor on The Daily Show, graduate of Yale University, and has authored of a number of books. The Mac actor, Justin Long, is a B-movie actor with a short list of movies/TV shows under his belt.

If the PC was indeed John Hodgman, and the Mac Justin Long... which would you buy?

Anyone who knows who these Japanese actors are in the Mac ads, message me with some information! I'm curious if they selected the Japanese cast in a similar way.

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