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Cup Noodle Ad Puts One Piece Characters in High School and It Rules

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Nissin Foods’ Cup Noodle brand is no stranger to striking collaborations, and the latest is here to give us a totally different look at the Straw Hats of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece. The first of the Hungry Days One Piece collaboration ads features a bunch of different Straw Hats in a modern day high school setting, with a focus on a 17-year-old version of Zoro.

In the ad, Zoro has dedicated everything to the kendo club following a defeat at the hands of the senior Mihawk. Zoro and the rest of the crew are all redesigned by Tsurumoku Dokushinryo‘s Eisaku Kubonouchi. Megumi Hayashibara narrates, BUMP OF CHICKEN provides the music, and Monogatari‘s Shaft handles animation production.

Check out the 30- and 15-second versions below, followed by the Hungry Days campaign commercial.