Johnny Depp would like you to crack open an Asahi Super Dry in new Japanese beer ad

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Japanese showbiz icon Masaharu Fukuyama has drawn pay checks from a variety of sources over the course of his decades-long career. He first gained fame as a chart-topping musician whose music is popular with both male and female fans (a somewhat uncommon feat for male solo artists in Japan) and he’s starred in a number of hit TV dramas and films.

Becoming a celebrity in Japan also opens the door to lucrative endorsement opportunities. These days you’re most likely to see him appearing in ads for brewer Asahi’s Super Dry beer brand. For a recent ad promoting the new Super Dry Shunrei (“Super Dry Instant Chill”) brew, however, Asahi decided to double up on the star power.

The video opens with a hawk landing on the roof of a skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles. The camera cuts to an accessory-loving man in black holding a guitar, who swings around to reveal his identity: Hollywood star Johnny Depp.

The wardrobe coordinator and hairdresser are clearly trying to channel a bit of Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise, what with the bandana and unkempt locks. Standing opposite Depp, and dressed in a contrasting pure-white shirt, is Fukuyama.

After locking eyes and letting their guitars hum for a few moments, the two decide it’s time to rock out, and even a helicopter swooping in isn’t enough to break them out of their musical reverie.

“A one-time-only Super Dry” the on-screen text announces, as the narrator reminds us that the available-for-a-limited-time Shunrei is “A Super Dry you can only drink right now.” Apparently Depp and Fukuyama can hear the narrator, since they waste no time in cracking open two cans of Shunrei as soon as their jam session is over. Fukuyama even drinks with a satisfied gulp, the video apparently being grandfathered in and allowed to use the soft-banned sound effect.

Source: YouTube/アサヒグループ公式チャンネル via IT Media

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Works for me, I like Super Dry.

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Poor johhny. That recent divorce must have cost him everything but his shirt

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Good for him

Most of us will feel the price increase(today), plus flour, butter, dice(soya), etc.

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That's the only reason to ever drink that swill. Being paid to do so.

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Does rum come in cans, Captain Jack?

No? Then I'll enjoy my beer from a glass bottle too.

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I could never understand what was so "Super" about it.

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A very nice drop along with some of the Japanese whisky.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Someone get him a Yona-Yona. He'll never go back.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Those cash flow rumours are looking to be true

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