Chiaki Kuriyama, best known for her role as Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill and Takako Chigusa in Battle Royale is appearing in ads for a disc-based download movie rental service for the PS3.
This isn't her first game-related ad.
Back in early 2009, Kuriyama appeared in an Xbox 360 ad for Resident Evil.
Click to view In this latest ad, Kuriyama shows how to use disc-based retail service for entertainment company DMM.com. Kuriyama has previously stated that because she is predominately a film actress, that she is not as famous in Japan — the biggest celebrities in Japan appear on variety shows or TV dramas. Appearing in television ads is one way Kuriyama can stay in the public eye between film projects.
Kuriyama is a gamer herself. Back when I interviewed her for my book on Japanese schoolgirls, Kuriyama told me she liked The Legend of Zelda, role-playing games, puzzle games and Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney).