For those of you currently residing in Asia, you may have noticed Manchester United branded Nissin noodles in a store near you. This is after the club signed a deal with the Japanese company to become their official global food partner, further showing the excellent work being undertaken by the club in commercial deals.
Now as a result of this deal, the company have appointed animator Kazuto Nakazawa to create an official anime video ad campaign involving the club’s biggest stars. Nakazawa is a world renowned animator, knowns for his works with movies and video games, most famously Kill Bill.
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In this case though, the video campaign has transformed Angel Di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie into anime characters, with a ‘Hungry to Win’ message being promoted.