日清さんから急遽コラボのお話を戴いて、— 許斐剛 (@konomi_takeshi) January 13, 2019
Yes..that light skinned anime girl with brown hair is actually Naomi Osaka, drawn by the famous Mangaka (anime artist) Konomi Takeshi who brought you all Prince of Tennis which is like DBZ but with..tennis rackets.
いよいよ始まりました全豪オープン🎾— 許斐剛 (@konomi_takeshi) January 14, 2019
Mr. Konomi lends his talents to portray Naomi Osaka alongside Japanese Tennis Player Kei Nishikori train diligently for the Australian Open with some Prince of Tennis character cameos.
Now..lets time I checked...Noami Osaka was half black and it showed, but this has been an issue regarding the media always erasing Ms. Osaka's blackness.
So far there has been no comments from "Japanese netizens" about Naomi Osaki literally being 10 shades lighter, with lots of comments on twitter supporting Naomi and this commercial.
However, Brooklyn born expat Baye Mcneil who lives in Japan and advocates for the treatment of Black people over there, had some words to say about this commercial.
Sorry Nissin @cupnoodle_jp but @Naomi_Osaka_ has not bleached her skin nor had her nose done, and that hair... #wtf You need only look at the new @TIMEMagazine_ cover for reference. Hint: She's not 肌色 and she's not 白色, she's なおみ色! #FAIL pic.twitter.com/FUB46Hal2M— Baye McNeil (@Locohama) January 14, 2019
and ofcourse, we do have some users saying if Naomi has no problem with the CM its fine as well as Naomi isn't even "that dark".
I don't think they have "bleached" her skin, which is slightly darker than Kei's. It's just an Anime.https://t.co/o6fwCHO1sc— 大石りんご🍏夢を叶えるはてなブロガー🍎 (@oishiiringo7) January 14, 2019
She’s not even that dark.Time photo was taken w/o bright lighting equipment. I don’t get offended when Westerners draw Asians with slanted eyes when I do NOT have slanted eyes.I think U being too sensitive😞 Ppl cry too much nowadays.Before anything did Naomi complain about this?— Naomi (@Naomi_Tokyo1) January 14, 2019
I guess its safe to assume Mr. Konomi used the racial caricature comic from the match of Serena and Naomi for a color scale .
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6,7,8, 9
Anime needs to collect itself cause I am tired of this crap...