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It’s time for the world to stop looking for apple pens and pineapple pens and start dancing to the next Japanese catchy song that is taking the internet by storm, the Koi Dance!
Popular singer-songwriter Gen Hoshino recently starred in a TBS Japanese TV Drama called Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu. The title literally means ‘Running Away is Shameful but Helpful’ but it was translated in English as ‘We Married as a Job.’
The drama is based on a 2012 manga by Tsunami Umino follows the story of 25-year-old Mikuri Moriyama (Yui Aragaki) and 36-year-old Hiramasa Tsuzaki (Gen Hoshino) who perform a white marriage. The two create the pretense of being a married couple in front of their family and friends, while Mikuri is working at Tsuzaki’s home as a home-maid.
Gen Hoshino also sings the ending theme which has all the characters dancing the Koi Dance:
Everyone dances to this song:
Gold-medal winning figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu with fellow skater Nobunari Oda.
— 織田信成 nobunari oda (@nobutaro1001) November 28, 2016
Kaori and Midori from Sound! Euphonium:
— にゃんこ刑事 (@neko_keiji) December 2, 2016
Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters:
— ピューロランド【公式】 (@purolandjp) December 14, 2016
— ピューロランド【公式】 (@purolandjp) December 15, 2016
Yuri and the rest of the characters from Yuri!!! on ICE:
— 水無月 (@minaduki0038) November 8, 2016
【8,769RT】アニメ『ユーリ!!! on ICE』のピチット「勇利の誕生会で『逃げ恥』の恋ダンスを踊ってみたよ！」https://t.co/1pCq4Op5sR
— 10000RTまとめニュース (@omoganews) December 3, 2016
The cute couples from Detective Conan:
— ますたー (@czech_gana) December 14, 2016
Rin Tohsaka from the Fate series:
— いの吉 (@inochicken) December 19, 2016
— 東洋大チアリーディング MINNIES (@MINNIES_toyo) December 19, 2016
Chizuoki from Hakuoki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~:
Saitama and Genos from One Punch Man:
— ドラゴン画廊・リー2日目東ぺ-17a (@dragongarowLEE) December 7, 2016
— (⃔ あき)⃕↝ (@aki001208) December 20, 2016
Here are the moves if you think you’ve got what it takes:
— ロミロミセラピスト♡タカエ(ｷｬｴﾀｿ) (@takyae) December 10, 2016
The MV of the song:
If you want to see more Koi Dance, put the hashtag #恋ダンス in Twitter and get ready to be overwhelmed by the countless tweets. We can’t wait to see your videos in the comments below, or at our official Social Media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Don’t forget to add the hashtags #mangatokyo and #恋ダンス! ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬