Thursday, August 24, 2006

Real-Life Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!

This is so cool.

Life imates DS games. This NHK news broadcast shows a group of Ouendan-like cheerleaders from Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo who are encouraging the down-and-out.

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! is a DS rhythm game in which a troupe of male cheerleaders help out the underdogs. Likewise, these college students are supporting people such as Osamu Kuwazaki, a forty year-old salaryman still unable to find a wife. To find the encouragement he needs, Kuwazaki listened to the cheerleaders bang drums, scream and watched the female rah-rah girls do high kicks.

(from Kotaku)