Takanori Nishikawa, also known for their solo act T.M. Revolution, appeared in a commercial for Touhou Arcadia Record. Nishikawa dressed as popular Touhou Project character Reimu Hakurei. The commercial aired on Japanese televisions and is also available to watch on YouTube. [Thanks, Inside Games!]
The 30-second commercial initially features Nishikawa dressed as a Japanese high schooler. When his teacher catches him sleeping during class and throws a piece of chalk at him, Nishikawa transforms into Reimu Hakurei. Fittingly, Nishikawa’s character is named “Nishikawa Reimu”.
The transformation has Nishikawa fit snugly into a midriff-exposing outfit and full makeup, mimicking Reimu’s appearance in the game. Nishikawa then dodges an array of pink chalk, a la Touhou Arcadia Record’s side-scrolling shoot-em-up game mechanics.
You can check out the full commercial in the video below:
The J-Pop musician is no stranger to the video game industry. Last year, miHoYo revealed that Nishikawa would voice the character Arataki Itto in Genshin Impact. He has also collaborated with games such as Azur Lane. Furthermore, Nishikawa has also voiced characters in several anime, including Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement. As T.M. Revolution, Nishikawa is best known for his song “Hot Limit”.
Touhou Arcadia Record is available to play on iOS and Android devices in Japan. There is no official English release.