The Marui Group — which owns and operates department stores and other retail shops in Japan, has just released a new animated commercial series that stars Maaya Uchida and Takahiro Sakurai as voice actors for the female and male leads. The catch? Sakurai’s character is not human, but a cat!
The series is entitled “Well-rounded Happiness from a Kitty”. The story revolves around a female office worker named Mari and a cat named Oi (both names are a play on words for the name Marui), trying to find their way to happiness.
Joining Marei Taso and Sakupyonpyon are other A-list voice actors such as Tomokazu Sugita, Shuka Saitou, and Yuu Serizawa. Marika Kouno and rookie star Shunsuke Takeuchi round out the cast.
The commercials will begin airing on 29th May 2017, and there are four separate spots. The first spot is entitled “Work”, the second spot is “Love”, the third is “Hobby” and the final one is entitled “Family”.