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Kei Nishikori's Nissin Cup Noodle TV Commercial

This video, "Nissin Cup Noodle TV commercial Kei Nishikori- The Arena Specialist" is a TV commercial that was broadcast in 2015.
In the advertisement video, professional tennis player Kei Nishikori is dressed as a Samurai, defeating his opponent with his amazing tennis skills while using a wooden sword instead of a racket.
It's amazing what professional tennis players can do!

The Nissin Cup Noodle TV commercial

The commercial starts with Kei Nishikori on a boat in the New York sea with the Statue of Liberty in the background.
It's as if Musashi Miyamoto is heading to the decisive battle on Ganryu Island (巌流島, Ganryu-Jima), where he'll battle against Kojiro Sasaki.
The place he arrived with wearing Kimono and headband, having only a wooden sword, is a tennis stadium. He arrives at an indoor tennis stadium wearing a Kimono, headband, and while having only a wooden sword.
You can watch this scene at 0:13 in the video.

As the game starts, he easily swats back the fierce attack of the opponent, one ball after another, all with a wooden sword.
The scene, which can be seen from 0:28 is not CG either, he's actually playign tennis with a wooden sword.

And starting from 0:48 in the video, the highlight of this video, we see Kei Nishikori’s signature technique, “Air-Kei,” as he lands an explosive volley!
The super aerial shot has a tremendous force that doesn't fade even when using a wooden sword instead of his racket.

The final signature on the camera is also done in a brush strokes, creating a lasting impression.
This decisive battle scene was shot in the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, and his opponent is British tennis player Dan Cochran, the finalist of the NCAA (The National Collegiate Athletic Association) championships.

Who Is Kei Nishikori?

Kei Nishikori is a professional tennis player born in 1989 in Matsue City (松江市, Matsue-Shi), Shimane Prefecture (島根県, Shimane-Ken), in Japan's Chugoku Region.

He's 178 cm (5.8 ft.) tall, weighs 75 kg (165 lbs), and became a professional player in 2007, at the age of 17.
At the age of 18, he won the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, became only the second Japanese men's singles champion on the tour in history, after Shuzo Matsuoka.
In 2016, he became a men’s tennis singles bronze medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and received the first medal in 96 years as a Japanese player in tennis competitions.

In 2019, he won the Brisbane International for the first time in 3 years, and ranked 28th on the “World Fame 100” that same year.

◆Kei Nishikori: Career Standings and Results◆

2014 Japan Open Champion
2014 US Open Runner-up
2015 Barcelona Open Champion (2 consecutive victories)
2016 Memphis Open Champion (4 consecutive victories)
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics Bronze medal
2018 Monte Carlo Masters Runner-up

He brings good news to Japan with his outstanding record among Japanese athletes active on the world stage.
In the four major tournaments held by the International Tennis Federation (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championship, and US Open), his runner-up placement at the 2014 US Open is his highest ranking.

What is Nissin Cup Noodles?

Image of cup noodles
Photo:Cup noodles

Nissin Foods' Cup Noodles, was born in 1971 as the first cup noodle in the world.
It was launched in more than 80 countries around the world, and in 2016, the total number of meals sold worldwide exceeded 40 billion.
It's also a popular souvenir for visitors to Japan, especially in the Philippines, where "Seafood Noodles" have become very popular.

In addition to the original soy sauce cup noodles, various types are sold, such as “Seafood noodles,” “Cup noodles Curry,” “Cup noodles Chili Tomato noodles,” “Cup noodles Shio (salt),” and “Cup noodles milk seafood noodles.”
In Ikeda city (池田市, Ikeda-Shi), Osaka Prefecture (大阪府, Osaka-Fu), in Japan's Kansai Region, and in Yokohama City (横浜市, Yokohama-Shi), Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県, Kanagawa-Ken), in Japan's Kanto Region, there are the Momofuku Ando Memorial Museum (a cup noodle museum).

In the past, famous people such as Masatoshi Nagase, Takuya Kimura, and groups like AKB48 appeared in TV commercials for Nissin Foods’ cup ramen, and it was a pretty hot topic on social media.
In 2019, a commercial was collaborated with "ONE PIECE," a popular manga/anime series worldwide.

Summary of Kei Nishikori's Nissin Cup Noodle TV Commercial

Be sure to watch this commercial, as it showcases the amazing skills of top class Japanese athlete Kei Nishikori!

Kei Nishikori, along with other world-class tennis players like Naomi Osaka, will continue to bring excitement to the Japanese tennis scene!

【Official Website】Cup Noodles Museum, Yokohama
https://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/yokohama/

【Official Website】Cup Noodles Museum Ikeda, Osaka
https://www.cupnoodles-museum.jp/en/osaka_ikeda/

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Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
まえたけ(Maetake)
A writer who loves Japan
Kei Nishikori, One of the World's Top Tennis Players, Is Now a Samurai! His World Class Tennis Skills Shine Even When Swapping His Racket for a Sword!
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