What do you do with a new success? Work it. The still-warm A-Class is already the most successful launch in Mercedes-Benz history, yet the German brand is still coming up with new ways to show it off to more people. The latest example comes from Mercedes' Japanese outpost, which has created an anime series for the compact hatch called "Next A-Class." The new video shorts are part of the promotion ahead of the model's launch in Japan this January.

The futuristic, city-shifting action centers around a mythical, mystical noodle truck, the hitch being that you have to somehow find it and then actually catch it before you can buy anything from it. Thankfully, the protagonists have an A45 AMG to do the trick. An insider's note: the noodle truck is based on the 1955 Blue Wonder, an actual Fifties-era race transporter powered by the inline six from the 300SL Gullwing. Check out the series' first installment below.



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      untitledfolder
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still pissed this is not coming to America. Mercedes knows best!
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      I enjoyed the commercial a lot, but this is just more salt in the wound. Because I want an A45 AMG, real bad, and I can't get one. I hate you a little right now Mercedes.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs moar pantsu.
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will they be bringing a sedan version to the US like the Audi A3?
        JimmySawFinger
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        I don't think you get a A class sedan, that wold be a C class merc, same for Audi, no A3 sedan because that is what the A4 is for.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice use of the truck from Duel in the "movie" she's watching... it's now the third example of anime I've seen to have a cameo from that truck... guess that movie really IS a cult classic in Japan...
      DyanRucar
      • 2 Years Ago
      was that an Initial D reference at the end?
      Leon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anime. Ha......GAY
      Spellchecker
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see the new A-Class on a daily basis here in Munich and it looks great. It's a fresh design that has both youth appeal and sophistication (with the right trim and rims) and looks premium to. My only problem with the new A-Class is that the trunk is rather small (smaller than my '07 BMW 118i E87) and allround visibility is a bit poor.