Japan has long been a hotbed of musical experimentation, with everything for J-pop metal to folk music to bizarre rap available to anyone willing to look. Some experiments have worked out better than others, but one of our favorite success stories is the appropriately named Genki Sudo and his music/dance group World Order. Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ve surely seen the videos of sexy young men dancing like robots through the streets of cities around the world.
This time, Genki and the gang are back in Tokyo – Akihabara, to be precise – and they’re not alone, thanks to a special guest appearance by…AKB48?! Check the madness out below.
Genki, a one-time professional fighter and wrestling coach, is a wicked dancer with an excellent sense of humor. His music, which could probably be best described as techno pop, mixes solid electronica with auto-tuned, saccharine vocals and provides the perfect backing for his unique brand of robotic dancing and walking.
Released last week, the new video already has well over 270,000 views and sees the group exploring the wonders of Akihabara, Tokyo’s geekiest part of town.
As the group robot walks out of Akihabara station, they head down the main drag, checking out some of the stores before being caught by a maid advertising her cafe. Heading upstairs, the group is treated to a moe-ful good time, complete with an abundance of close-ups on the maids short skirts.
Thoroughly full from kitty-ketchup rice omelets, World Order heads back outside for some prime shopping fun–though, oddly enough, they somehow transport from Akihabara to Toyoso’s LaLaport, current home to a giant Patlabor statue.
After eating crepes and dancing with naked action figures at the mall, the group heads back to Akihabara to grab some glow sticks and…catch an AKB48 show. We never had any idea just how much Genki Sudo apparently loves the pop idols.
After the inexplicable guest appearance by the idols, World Order appears back on the mean streets of Akihabara for a group dance session with some of the neighborhood’s more colorful characters. Like a giant-headed anime girl.
Check out the full video below.
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