On my last day in Japan last month, I was in a crowded JR train and noticed TWO ads featuring cute girls and plush mascots, one right across from the other in the car.
They’re advertising completely different things, and neither of those things are toys.
This girl and her panda puppet want you to drink Kirin green tea.
The panda seems more interested in eating the cap, though.
And this girl and her giant frog are hawking loans, of all things.
As cute as that frog is, I’m not sure if it would motivate me to take out a loan from this particular company. Then again, I’m not Japanese.