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Amazing Japanese TV Commercial Racks Up Views

Screenshot from official toyotajpchannel on YouTube.

Screenshot from toyotajpchannel on YouTube.

An innovative commercial for aftermarket car parts has captured the attention of social media in Japan.

G Sports, owned and operated by automaker Toyota, produced an innovative commerical called G's Baseball Baseball Party.

The premise of the video sees pedestrians suddenly joining in an game of pick-up baseball. The participants make amazing catches, and souped-up automobiles — which the commercial is supposed to be selling in the first place — don't make an appearance until the end of the clip.

The video was released in March 2015, and has so far racked up an amazing 8 million views on YouTube.

According to some on social media, part of the appeal of the commercial is that it doesn't really appear to be a commercial:

The quality of the commercial is really good! Although you get the feeling they wound up making a commercial better than the product they're selling LOL.

Note: The translation of the Tweet has been updated based on insights from Marc Adler.

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