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SUBARU, THE ANIMATION: Houkago no Pleiades

By in 01-02-2011 8:09 pm

Yes, you are looking at the right website. No, I didn’t upload the wrong image.

While American car makers like Dodge prefer commercials that show General Washington leading the charge in a Challenger, Subaru Japan’s latest advertising campaign involves animation and magical girls. Who’d have guessed it?

Houkago no Pleiades (放課後のプレアデス) or “Pleiades After School” is the name of a new ONA (original net animation) series comissioned by Subaru and made by Gainax, the same studio that made Neon Genesis Evangelion. As most Subaru fans would know, the company logo is a representation of the Pleiades star cluster, uncoincidentally called “Subaru” in Japanese, which is found in the Taurus constellation.

The series, which consists of four episodes that run for about five to seven minutes, is the story of a girl named Subaru who discovers her friend is in a team of magical girls who are searching for shooting stars called “Engine Fragments”.



CRASH: Naoto Suenaga’s WRX, the day after.

By in 29-10-2008 11:00 pm

You may be wondering if Naoto Suenaga was able to make it back out on the track after his heavy hit of the tyre barrier during Friday’s practice. Team Orange put in a lot of hard work and actually manageed to get the car into an agreeable state, just as long as you were only looking at it from the grandstands and not any closer. The funniest thing however, was what they did about the missing wing mirror. (more…)