sappy ads were followed up by the higher energy ads at far
right and below featuring lots of singing and foolishness.The
Roots coffee ads (below) appeared in 2002. Mr. McGregor has
not been seen in Japanese TV advertising since his red-suited
ads ran their course.
Bobson jeans ad (far right) had a slight overlap in the
mid 90s with the Brad Pitt Edwin
spots. It came out around the same time Trainspotting was
making its rounds in theatres and one can't help but think
that the ad is trading on that image a bit. Ewan McGregor
is well-known and popular here in Japan now so it makes
sense that he is used in such a wide variety of ads.
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