Mr.Children and Docomo come together to celebrate the band’s 25th Anniversary

Pop-rock band Mr.Children are currently in the midst of celebrating their 25th year in the music industry and have recently announced the latest part of these festivities.  The group have partnered with phone carrier NTT Docomo to produce a special commercial fitting for the occasion, one which not only looks back on the past, but also faces resolutely towards the future.

The CM stars actor Issei Takahashi and actress Haru Kuroki, telling a story that first began in a summer 25 years ago.  It of course also makes use of Mr.Children’s music, containing snippets of their debut single “Kimi ga Ita Natsu”, popular ballad “365 Nichi”, and the demo of a new, as yet untitled song which doesn’t even have any official lyrics yet.

You can find the preview for this anniversary commercial below, with the full version set to start airing next week on July 18th.  In addition, you can also look forward to the release of Mr.Children’s upcoming single “himawari“, which will be available the following week starting on July 26th.

(via natalie)