Real-world tennis players join the anime heroes in Nissin's Hungry to Win campaign
Are you hungry to win? Some of Japan's top tennis players are, and they're teaming up with Nissin and the stars of The Prince of Tennis to prove it.
Nissin Ramen has launched their Hungry to Win campaign to coincide with The Prince of Tennis's 20th anniversary. The campaign will include spotlights on real-world tennis players, as well as a series of commercials in which both real and fictional tennis stars are swept away on a dolphin-shaped cruise ship to train for the upcoming Grand Slam.
Check out the first commercial, featuring animated appearances from Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka:
Later commercials will track their progress. Here's an sample of what's to come when the team reaches Australia:
Source: Comic Natalie
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