If the internet’s taught us anything, it’s that animals impersonating people in prominent professions is the best way to convey information. John Oliver made us believe that Supreme Court cases could be made interesting last year when he gave us the brilliant “Real Animals, Fake Paws” sketch on HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Now, a banking service in Japan called Seven Bank is trying something similar with ad for credit card loans featuring a shiba inu newscaster (appropriately named Shibao Inuyama).
Given that the entire commercial spot is in Japanese, we don’t have the faintest clue what’s really going on in. Still, we can’t help but think our violence-ridden news coverage just might go down a little easier if it was delivered by a dog wearing a suit.
Have a look at the ad below (he thinks he’s people!):