TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD. (hereinafter “Nippon Express), a global sponsor of the 2017 World Baseball Classic™ (hereinafter “WBC”), has released an online movie entitled, “NINJA BASEBALLER,” to show the company’s support for the world’s most prominent baseball tournament. The video is available on Nippon Express’ official YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/ZB2WVYN-Fxs).
Since feudal Japanese times, ninja skillfully served from the shadows the activities and strategies of samurai (warriors) they were loyal to, making them the ultimate five-tool player. The video makes full use of the latest computer graphics technology and shows a ninja displaying his power, speed, defense, throwing and batting skills. The scenes where a ball is caught by Nippon Express staff in countries around the world and morphing into a NINJA BASEBALLER illustrates the company’s desire to support the unsung heroes behind the competing teams much like the ninja were to the samurai they served.
The video uses elaborate depictions of the ninja to showcase the high level of skill and expertise possessed by Nippon Express throughout the world. When the ninja releases his inner soul, he becomes a baseball player who deftly throws, hits and fields. The ball then expands to Nippon Express staff around the world who possess these skills.
Global sponsor Nippon Express is a comprehensive logistics company that covers countries around the world through its extensive land, sea and air network. The company provides logistical solutions around the globe by leveraging its employee’s professional skills and organization. Similarly, the WBC showcases the professional skills of the players as well as the teamwork of the participating countries. Seeing this fit, Nippon Express created the video to support the games.