X Japan’s vocalist Toshl steps up his game and levels up from X to Y! In the latest commercial to promote Yahoo Mobile’s (Y!mobile) student discount, Toshl takes the role of a rebellious transfer student and converts his new classmates and teacher into joining his band, Y!BAND.
It starts with the teacher introducing the new transfer student.
Teacher: Please welcome our transfer student, Toshl-kun!
Toshl then cooly enters the classroom and immediately yells.
Toshl: Everyone… Let’s start a band!
Student: A band?
From there, his new band Y!BAND is assembled, composed by the teacher on guitar, actress Riho Yoshioka; student on keyboard, famous composer Takashi Niigaki; cat student on drums, Yahoo mobile’s mascot Futenyan; and student on wooden flute, child actress Mana Ashida. It then completely derails and the classroom is turned into a live house where the band starts singing promotion lyrics in the melody of Y.M.C.A. Toshl ends the commercial by yelling “Y, is the best!”.
We are also taken through a behind-the-scenes in a separate video where we can see what went into making the Y!BAND commercial.