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Satomi Ishihara in Subculture Mecca

| Japanese TV , Japanese Commercials

You may recognize Satomi Ishihara from her painful English in Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Gojira), or as researcher/warrior Hans in the live-action Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) movies. In this Tokyo Metro ad from January 6, 2017, she drops the English and the 3-D maneuver gear to investigate Nakano Broadway, a "subculture mecca," while dressed as a detective.

Located north of Nakano Station just west of Tokyo's city center, Nakano Broadway is famous for its retro collectibles, toys and otaku culture. Ishihara, however, seems most excited by the candy shop.