TV commercial hack turns Japanese bunnies into giant robots

Japan's historic earthquake not only interrupted basic services, it also caused domestic television commercials to be pulled, leading to a public service placeholder commercial being repeated hundreds of times a day. Despite its maddening repetition, one Japanese anime fan managed to give the irritant an amazing sci-fi spin, giving local viewers a much needed dose of typically ironic Japanese humor.

The animated commercial, courtesy Advertising Council Japan, is actually quite charming...until you've seen it for the hundredth time inside of 48 hours. Despite the firm's public apology for the repetitive airings, the spot inspired one Japanese Youtuber to turn the commercial into an incredibly cool transformer-style animation clip that you can see in the video below.

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