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What Happens When Otagei Dancers Try To Do Rajio Taiso [Video]

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Senior citizens may want to stick to the standard rajio taisō.

Otagei, or wotagei as it is sometimes written, is a type of dance often performed at Japanese pop idol concerts by hardcore fans (aka otaku). It involves energetically waving around lightsticks, jumping, and occasionally yelling and cheering in unison with other dancers. Rajio taisō, on the other hand, is a type of calisthenics program that is broadcast over the radio daily and is particularly popular with Japan’s older generation. In other words, on the surface, otagei and rajio taisō seem like they are worlds apart. And yet, the video below, which was produced by the YouTuber/otagei dance group Kita no Uchishitachi shows that in reality these two physical routines are only a few tweaks from turning into each other. Little by little the dancers transform the classic rajio taisō routine into an intense otagei number that is sure to get your heart pumping.

For another creative take on rajio taisō check out the article below.

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Souce: Kita no Uchishitachi YouTube
Image: ラジオ体操が全く気付かないうちにヲタ芸になる動画。(Kita no Uchishitachi YouTube)

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