The first instalment in the series, by creative agency Tugboat, appears above. The series will continue throughout the year, with the next episode slated for May.
Momotaro symbolizes “challenge”, according to the agency, which helpfully points out (in case the symbolism is not blindingly obvious) that the big bad red demons represent "the rival Pepsi has always been battling with".
The campaign, for Pepsi's Nex Zero variant, also includes print, OOH and a website.
Client: Suntory Holdings Limited
Product: Pepsi Zero
Title: “The peach boy” Episode Zero
Duration: 90 sec
Creative Agency: Tugboat
Creative Director: Yasumichi Oka, Shin Takaue
Copy writer/Creative Director: Taku Tada
Art Director: Seijo Kawaguchi
Director: Koichi Iguchi
DOP: Darren Lew
Producer: Masakatsu Kasai, Sunao Nonaka
Production company: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Other agency(s): Yomiko Advertising