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Anime eyes might look OK in, well, anime, but on real-life humans, they look freaky as hell.

Previously, we saw giant anime eyes brought to life with Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel. 


This time around, big eyes are back, but as a pointed play on anime conventions like schoolyard renai (love)—and more importantly, a way to underscore the big-sized energy jelly that Suntory is selling.


Yes, the CGI in Alita: Battle Angel is better, but no less creepy. (In fact, it seems as though they are leaning into the unsettling aspect here.) And yes, this is an ad, but it’s an interesting look at giant anime eyes brought to life.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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