Taco Bell Anime is an Evangelion-style Mecha vs. Kaiju battle for … Nacho Fries
Taco Bell is releasing new commercials for their nacho fries that are inspired by more than just a little anime such as Evangelion, Gundam and more.
Taco Bell, the provider of far from authentic but still strangely delicious Mexican-inspired fast food, has released a series of ads that are reminiscent of elements of evangelization, Pacific Rim, Mobile Suit Gundam, and everyone’s favorite 24 episode slow motion train wreck, Darling in the Franxx.
The surprisingly well-animated commercials tell a whole story centered around the Fry Force, a team of brightly colored mechas and their pilots, who defend Earth from a race of kaiju who have come to the planet to steal our supply of nacho fries. The protagonist of the commercials, Rei, swears revenge on the kaiju after kidnapping his brother, Kosuke, in a battle. In a shocking twist, Kosuke later returns to the commercial, but now works for the kaiju and helps them in their goal of grabbing all the Mexican spices and nacho cheese sauces on the planet. Faced with an impossible decision, Rei must choose between saving her brother or saving the nacho fries.
The ads feature the voice work of Steve Blum, best known for playing the character of Spike Spiegel in the English dub of Cowboy Bebop, and what appears to be a small appearance from virtual YouTuber Gawr Gura. The animated shorts were produced by Taco Bell’s Live Más Productions, which apparently is something that actually exists.
If the epic Taco Bell story wasn’t enough to satisfy your thirst for mecha action, Mobile Suit GundamStudio Sunrise recently unveiled their latest sci-fi mecha series, Kyokai Senki, which features mecha designs overseen by designer Enzo Ferrari. If you’re craving more fast food infused anime, Sunrise also recently released the movie. Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway, which also features a scene set at another Jollibee fast food chain. Hathaway is currently available to stream on Netflix. Taco Bell will also be the perfect comfort food to cheer you up after watching. Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Once upon a time three times, which will make its highly anticipated international debut on Amazon Prime Video in August.
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