Oshi no Ko’s Ai Hoshino Promotes Panasonic Dishwasher in Official Video

Image source: Panasonic Japan YouTube channel

Last week, Panasonic Japan released a one-minute ad for its SOLOTA personal dishwasher that features the idol Ai Hoshino (Rie Takahashi) from Oshi no Ko

The “Ai meets SOLOTA” video sees a virtual model of Ai talking about why the dishwasher is a good purchase for those who live alone, with reasons including its compactness and inbuilt tank.

The Oshi no Ko anime’s Twitter account had announced earlier this month that Ai would be the poster girl for the SOLOTA.

The collaboration comes ahead of the anime’s April premiere and the theatrical pre-screening of its first episode on March 17 in Japan. The show is based on the Shueisha-published manga written by Aka Akasaka and drawn by Mengo Yokoyari, with Yen Press describing the premise as:

Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who’s in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he’s about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol’s greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari (Scum’s Wish).  

Daisuke Hiramaki (Selection ProjectAsteroid in Love) is directing the Doga Kobo-produced anime with Chao Nekotomi (Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie opening director and storyboarder, Selection Project Episode 7 dance part director and storyboarder et al.) as assistant director, and Jin Tanaka (Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, Laid-Back Camp) as series composer.  

Meanwhile, the cast members aside from Takahashi include Takeo Otsuka as Aqua, Yurie Igoma as Ruby, Kento Itou as Goro, Tomoyo Takayanagi as Sarina, Yumi Uchiyama as young Aqua, Yurie Igoma as young Ruby, and Megumi Han as Arima Kana.

Sources: Panasonic Japan YouTube channel, Oricon News

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