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Asashoryu to appear in Fanta's new TV ad


Mongolian Yokozuna Asashoryu, 28, will appear in Coca-Cola Japan's new TV commercial for Fanta from Jan 14, the Japan Sumo Association announced Tuesday. Asasyoryu will play the role of a 13-year-old exchange student from Mongolia “FanTaro,” wearing a school uniform. The role is “a boy who looks scary but is actually a gentle student,” Coca-Cola said in a statement

Asasyoryu has appeared in a TV commercial once before -- for NTT DoCoMo in 2006.

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you should be training asa!

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It's just a Fanta-sy. It's not the Real Thing, unlike Coke.

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Does he have permission from the Sumo Association?

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Gee, nothing says "a tall, refreshing glass of Fanta" like a giant Mongolian sumo wrestler!!

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"Does he have permission from the Sumo Association?"

You betcha! Heck, he needs permission from the Sumo Association to take a leak!

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He's still in sumo? Guess getting drunk and damaging other peoples cars and property isn't as grave an issue as smoking a fatty in your apartment.

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He never damaged other peoples property. Don`t spred lies about the Yokozuna.

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Does that say Fantaro behind him?

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Yelnats at 03:42 PM JST - 8th January Does that say Fantaro behind him?

yes, it does say "Fantarou". anyone interested in watchin'the CMs (which i thought were pretty funny) @ http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=f7p6Std8wPo&feature=related and http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=QOnWFbsRIBM

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http://www.scotsman.com/world/Sumo-master-ready-for-a.2549992.jp July 2004, Asashoryu got drunk and busted up his stable.

Before that in 2003 he got all tangled up with Kyokushuzan, fighting in the bath, breaking the mirror on his car, did we forget?

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