Wednesday, March 11, 2015

All this Candy

As you may well know, I like me a good mobile game. That said, I never got into Candy Crush Saga. Maybe I'm too much of a game snob? Perhaps that's it. Candy Crush is for casual gamers. "Cassies." Or maybe I just have very specific tastes when it comes to match-3's. If there are no swords or goblins, I'm probably out.

So it should come as no surprise that I haven't played the latest chapter, Candy Crush Soda. Well, that's not entirely true. I played it on Mint's phone for about two minutes on some nefarious mode with ever-expanding, evil chocolate. Needless to say the chocolate was no match for my wiles.

Anyway, I was watching some recent Japanese commercials on YouTube and discovered that Candy Crush seems to be a hit over in J-Land, too. At least enough so to warrant ads on TV, which I've never seen in the US.

Here are two from the series. I'm not sure if they've all been aired around the same time or have been staggered.

In the first one, the sitting dude asks the fairy dude what the difference is between Candy Crush and Candy Soda. He is met with silence.

In the second one, the sitting dude is like "You're the Candy Soda fairy, right?" The fairy dude confirms that to be the case. Dude 1 then follows up, "So then how come you can't tell me how to clear stage 40?" The fairy dude then apologizes.


  1. Hello,

    I am a new reader of your blog. I am learning Japanese so your blog popped up when I was google-ing different topics to help me write to my pen pal. Then, I started clicking around. I must say I like your blog. Some of your posts and especially your comments are very funny ^-^

    Anyway, there is a commercial reference to Candy Crush in America as well:

    I feel like I vaguely remember another one, but I cannot remember enough details to find it.

  2. Hi Carrie,

    Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog - that's always nice to hear.

    Good link - I have seen that commercial but I completely forgot about it!

    Anyway good luck with your studies and if you have any questions I might be able to answer, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email!