Traumatic Japanese Music Videos

Japanese DJ-comedian Kosaka Daimaou’s ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ YouTube video is the viral internet song everyone’s talking about. If you haven’t seen it:

The video has over 4 million views and no one knows what it means or why people are listening to it on repeat. This is not surprising seeing that there are many such cases of weird Japanese music videos out there. In case you forgot (highly unlikely as it would have scarred you) or haven’t seen them, here are four other visually traumatic videos from the land of weird: Japan.

Remember: what is seen cannot be unseen. We warned you.

    1. The best grocery-shopping experience

This ‘ode to vegetables’ aptly filmed in a grocery store has been viewed by over 4 million people. I repeat, there are over 4 million casualties.

    1. Can you stomach this?

The Japanese female pop group Hinoi Team’s Night of Fire is sure to burn your eyes. It must have took a stroke of genius to film 4 women and 1 man exposing their bellies and dancing in front of a pure white background. Many viewers have stated that they find the man’s rhythmic belly flaps pleasing to the eyes.

    1. Japanese ‘backstreet’ boys

This video featuring the ‘backstreets’ of men is a classic example of videos that you do not want to watch but still end up watching because it’s hilarious. DJ Ozma’s ‘DRINKIN’BOYS’ clearly have had too much to drink. This video is (definitely) not suitable for work.

    1. Do not try this at home

Japanophiles would remember Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, a popular Japanese entertainer who’s performed at concerts here in Singapore. The combination of trippy visuals with wire-meshed faces and dance moves you would never try in front of your friends has produced a Japanese music video watched by over 5 million people. Have you ever wanted to be a viral YouTube sensation? Now you know how.

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By John Pravin