A very special project, made for the centenary of Asahi Kasei, a Japanese company focused on chemistry and materials science, which was founded in 1922. The products, technologies, and services of the Asahi Kasei Group try to contribute to a clean environment, to clean energy, and to longevity with health.
The campaign for the company's centenary, made entirely in stop motion, consisted of two advertising pieces. This is the first one.
Design the characters
The first advertising piece is the traffic lights. Three traffic lights friends on the street watching with great excitement the new project of Asahi Kasei, who has developed a large-scale hydrogen production system, which helps create a carbon neutral future.
The stop motion campaign for the company's centenary was so important that it was on the news in Japan. Also the japanese streets were filled with billboards with the puppets of the ads, and the characters became toys, notebooks and other merchandising, that were created to commemorate the anniversary with the Inspira designs.
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Client: Asahi Kasei
Agency: Dentsu Creative X Japan
Executive production: María Lara
Head of production: Ángela Mestre
Production: Yari Salinas
Concept artist: Maria Tamarit
Storyboard artist: Lara Gómez
Animation director: Iván Sarrión
Animators: Iván Sarrión, Nuria Bataller, David Caballer, Pablo Llorens, Manuel Rubio
Head of workshop: Rubén Garcera
Workshop team: Merce Beresaluze, Raúl Hernández
DOP: Javier Tostado
Camera assitant: Giuseppe Caruso
Post-production: Sergio Morales
Making of: Giuseppe Caruso