A Surprising Karate Demonstration

Today I would like to share an outstanding TV commercial. First, a kawaii young girl in a lovely pink dress appears…


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This classic feminine dress looks very good on her 🙂
Maybe this is a TV commercial for a fashion magazines or something?


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She is taking off her accessories.
Seems like she’s just come home after a date or a party.


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Now she is tying up her hair in a pony tail. Is she going to wash her face?
Wonder if it’s an ad for make-up remover?


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Wait! Wait! She suddenly begins to scream! What’s wrong!?


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Oh, look! There are roof tiles stacked up in front of her.
This must be… KARATE!!


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Phew! This is amazing! She broke them all (*_*)


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And now she is back to her original kawaii-girl self .
I like this shot. Too cute!


Here is the whole video of the TV commercial. 


This young girl is Rina Takeda (D.O.B. June 15, 1991 /22yrs old). She is a Japanese actress and singer, and also holds a black-belt in karate. So, Rina actually breaks fifteen roof tiles with her head (not CGI)! Check this backstage video. It proves that she really did it.



Actually, this is a TV commercial for a credit card company.  But why is this girl breaking roof tiles with her head? This TV commercial’s catchphrase is “even heads and cards can be useful in the hands of a right person”. (= a parody of an Japanese old saying, “Even fools and blunt scissors can be useful in the hands of a clever person”). OK, everyone. Let’s use credit cards wisely 😉


Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/chikazoemakoto/archives/36795858.html


Author: Junko


This is JAPAN Style!