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Haruhi Dance Mania

Just came across a funny video showing a mass of Japanese anime lovers (Otaku) dancing in the middle of Akihabara. The dance is copied from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, a popular anime based on a novel in the fantasy, science fiction genre. I watched a few episodes in the past but didn’t have the time and patience to finish the whole thing.
Here‘s a link to the original video from the anime, and here‘s a post via Boing Boing, which also pointed out a website that teaches how to do the dance. I guess it’d be good exercise for the Haruhi fans.
Just a side note: I’m fascinated by a few Japanese cultural phenomena such as Hikikomori and Otaku. I plan to look more into it when have time. For the time being, I’d go back to my time-series texts and review the less interesting Vector Autoregressions.

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