30 November 2011
AKB48 HP Support Angels NEXT New CM!
As a continuation of Hewlett Packard Japan's Summer 2011 campaign for advertising their newest line of computers, six AKB48 members are being featured in yet another CM.
Set in the same futuristic world as the first HP Support Angels CM, this new version spends more screentime showing off individual members playing with various HP devices.
Oshima Yuko is featured floating in in the air while using various computers that are also floating with her. In commenting on her segment, she was very excited, saying "Uwaah~~ It's very unstable!!" The special effects the CM were shot using a stool with high-speed up and down controls to create a floating movement. The director, during filming, is said to have asked her "Isn't this fun?"
Kashiwagi Yuki also plays a leading role in the CM. The staff for the shooting commented that "Although she usually appears very elegant and graceful, she broke this image during the shooting session." She is said to have been flustered and exclaimed "Scary!!" when put on the special effects chair.
Kojima Haruna, on the other hand, apparently was not at all shaken by the chair. Her scenes involved wearing headphones and enjoying listening to music while holding onto a computer (that presumably is playing the music). The staff were duly impressed, commenting "Nice grip!" because no matter how much the chair moved around or how bumpy the motion was, she never once let go of the computer prop.
AKB48 members Shinoda Mariko, Miyazawa Sae, and SKE48's Matsui Rena will also appear in the new CM.
The CM began airing on 26 November 2011.