In 21st centuary Japan, Kemono Friends goes with everything — and that includes ATM transactions. Banking system E-net has collaborated with the popular mixed media franchise to launch their latest commercial campaign.
The new ad features Yuka Ozaki, the actress for Serval-chan, both as herself and her character. E-net is announcing no-fee Yusho Cash Card transactions during peak hours at ATMs around the country. Apparently that’s enough to send Ozaki into full Serval-mode. But considering the usual fee is 216 yen per transaction, that’s an understandable reaction.
A simpler ad was launched prior, featuring an animated Serval and E-net’s mascot, ATM (pronounced “atomu”).
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