Choromatsu, the Sony Walkman monkey, dies 17 Jan, 2007 By Dabitch 3 Comments Adland: announcement Choromatsu has gone to the giant monkey-tree in the sky. In Japan Choromatsu was famous from the late eighties era Sony Walkman adverts. Really famous. Choromatsu was 29 years old. Mr Choromatsu / Dreaming 1987 Via Tokyomango via metachat. facebooklinkedintwitterredditpinterestpocket Add new comment Comments (3) iraszl reply Although I can't understand the voice over at first glance it seems to me that this ad is completely missing the point. On the other hand the imagery is so weird and confusing that it makes me stop. It makes me try and find out what the relevance is to the product. It definitely gets stuck in my head. Or, maybe I'm just a sucker for animals. Jan 17, 2007 Dabitch reply I know, a walkman ad where the quirky spokesanimal doesn't walk. Crazy japanese. ;) Jan 17, 2007 TDD reply Trivia: Choromatsu is seen to close his eyes during the ad because, according to unnamed sources, he was tired during filming, and was recorded nodding off. Choromatsu, at 29 years old, would have been about 100 years old in human years. Choromatsu had been retired from the entertainment business since 1990. Jan 18, 2007 Leave a comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Homepage Comment * More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Lines and paragraphs break automatically. CAPTCHAIf you don't see a spiffy Captcha here, you need to surf httpS:// - sorry .onion riders What code is in the image? * Enter the characters shown in the image. Comment UploadUpload an image or file to go with this comment. Add a new file Files must be less than 400 MB.Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.