Welcome to the Digital Age, boys and girls. If you’re a fan of Eguchi Aimi, and we know you’re out there *cough*Fork*cough*, you might be surprised to learn the Japanese pop star isn’t real. She’s actually nothing more than a digital mashup of parts of seven members of AKB48 blended together to create a pop sensation in Japan. Take a look…
This video featuring a 3D hologram lead singer comes courtesy of CoosCoos who hopes it will “help alphamonkey with his ‘all things Japanese’ fetish.” I won’t comment on that, but I will say Hatsune Miku seems more lifelike than Jessica Simpson ever did on stage.
I’m not much of a video gamer. So of course the last few times I visited a friendly neighborhood arcade, I was blown away by the types of video games coming from Japan. I’m sure this stuff is old hat to many of you, but the music-related games that have appeared since the introduction of Dance Dance Revolution to these United States are truly blowin’ my mind.
My favorite is the one where you sit down at an electronic drum kit and pound away to the cheery sounds of Japanese pop (or, on the higher levels, evil Death Metal) as symbols rush down the screen and kill you if you don’t hit the drums at the right time. Also, there’s the game where you wave your hands around these disc-shaped sensors in time to the music, making you dance some sort of twisted hand-jive while young kids gaze upon you with looks of absolute horror on their faces.
Anyway, this video blows away any of that stuff. The guy playing this music game either has way too much time on his hands (and not many dates) or he is a futuristic cyborg sent from the future to kill us all with his advanced video game playing skills (who again doesn’t get many dates). You be the judge.