Japan definitely has its moments, but even by its standards this cigarette commercial is seriously bizarre.
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The footage features a boy being beaten the shit out of for putting a Samurai’s cig in his mouth. After ruthlessly killing the boy for being underage, the Samurai swiftly picks up the packet of ciggies and turns to the screen to describe their “super smooth refreshing taste”:
OK, so I’m guessing that you figured out that this is some sort of skit. Apparently it was from a little known Japanese Samurai/Detective series that became a cult hit in Australia called ‘Top Knot Detective’.
You can see a real Japanese cigarette advert, featuring the one and only Charlie Sheen below:
Never change Japan.