Japanese rock star YOSHIKI has returned to the world of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), this time as a formidable giant. The “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI“ commercial campaign launched in Japan on September 3 as a promotion for Asahi’s Wonda Coffee.
The 3D CG animated character was modelled after YOSHIKI, and the thundering drum sounds were recorded live by the X JAPAN drummer himself.
YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock group X Japan, who has sold over 50 million records. He is also the composer of the Shingeki no Kyojin theme song “Red Swan” which debuted at #1 on iTunes Rock Charts in 14 countries.
X Japan‘s most notable anime contributions were the songs in the X² music video collection and later X movie. The animation Studio Madhouse adapted both productions from CLAMP‘s X manga. The surviving band members — Toshimitsu “Toshi” Deyama, Yoshiki Hayashi, Tomoaki “Pata” Ishizuka, and Hiroshi “Heath” Morie — reunited in 2007, ten years after they first disbanded and nine years after the death of Matsumoto.
Source: ANN’s Press release