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Japanese role-playing game? Urban eco-car? I don't see the similarity, either, but hey, somebody at Toyota did.

The Nagoya-based automaker has rolled out a new series of ads for the Prius C (aka the Aqua in Japan). The spots have video game music, such as this one:

That's "Voyage of Adventure" from Dragon Quest III. Because driving a Prius is an adventure. Right? Right?

There's also another spot with music from Monster Hunter for the Prius C X-Urban. Monster Hunter isn't really a JRPG, but that's okay because the Prius C X-Urban isn't a car you'd take off-road. Ever.

『LONG DRIVE 冒険』篇 30秒 [Toyota]

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