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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:22 am Reply with quote
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who_is_friend



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:30 pm Reply with quote
Oh, 2chan. They're so crazy.

Notice Yaranaika to the left?

I also have to laugh at how quickly they scattered when the police came.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:39 pm Reply with quote
I like how the one guy literally ran through the camera trying to get the hell out of their and not get caught up in this mess. The cops breaking the whole thing up was gold though. People should obey traffic laws and not stand in one place for so long.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:56 pm Reply with quote
Kaioshin_Sama wrote:
People should obey traffic laws and not stand in one place for so long.

I don't know if Tokyo traffic regulations restricting how long people can stand in one place, but I do know that part of the road was pedestrian-only and had no traffic (Hokousha Tengoku 歩行者天国) at specific time and day of a week. I suspect those policemen might think this flash mob-like event qualified as a rally (which requires application through police) and not just a few bunch of people fooling around.
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Kiriska



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:39 pm Reply with quote
Man, I love flash mobs. Especially Japanese nerdy-as-hell flash mobs in Akihabara. <3
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:04 pm Reply with quote
dormcat wrote:
I don't know if Tokyo traffic regulations restricting how long people can stand in one place, but I do know that part of the road was pedestrian-only and had no traffic (Hokousha Tengoku 歩行者天国) at specific time and day of a week. I suspect those policemen might think this flash mob-like event qualified as a rally (which requires application through police) and not just a few bunch of people fooling around.


That's right—the most famous of those impromptu dance-offs took place on Chuo Dori, the literal "main street" of Akihabara, last Sunday, and Sunday is the pedestrian-only day on that street.

http://www.akiba.or.jp/​etown/​index.​html


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:07 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this just made my day. Thanks for that. Would have loved to seen that in Akiba when it happened... Cops had to ruin all the fun though...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:56 pm Reply with quote
there needs to be a worldwide harutard dance day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:04 pm Reply with quote
Man, the soundtrack for that show must be really successful in Japan. I'd imagine that was the toughest part of it being licensed here.
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Velius



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:10 pm Reply with quote
Doesn't surprise me everytime I see a new one of these videos. But this one takes the cake. The police at the end is classic.
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Pongo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:32 am Reply with quote
lol the police Laughing


"Like when you have roaches and you turn the light on in the dark kitchen. They scatter."

no offense to the cosplayers or anything
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:21 am Reply with quote
Ah yes Akiba I can't wait to go back. Last time I was there it was awsome.

Cool vid
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Naivurtal



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:44 am Reply with quote
roflmao is this s*** for real Anime smallmouth i gotta go to akiba now!!!
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:02 pm Reply with quote
That was fun!

I wonder if the R1 DVDs will have the R1 cast doing the dance too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:04 pm Reply with quote
First of all, watch this "EuroMix" version.

That's pretty fun. I'm sure it's not hurting the exposure of the show, specially here in the US. Someone should try to do it. Remember, practice makes perfect. The moves look tough though.

Edit:

Ah! Extended "EuroMix" version!
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