Pepsi's Epic New Film Puts a Brand Twist on Classic Japanese Tale

Japanese Folk Hero Momotaro Battles Against a Big Bad (and Curiously) Red Demon

Published On
Apr 04, 2014

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Tugboat Japan is behind this epic new film that turns a classic folk story on its head to promote Pepsi Nex Zero. "Momataro," aka The Peach Boy, is about a young man born from a peach who goes on to befriend a dog, monkey and pheasants, who later band together to battle a big bad red demon.

Here, Tugboat puts an avante-garde, music video style twist to the story, depicting the characters in stylish costumes as they take on the intimidating red beast. The modernized update serves as a perfect metaphor for the battle brand Pepsi faces against its biggest (red) rival