Anime song dance performance group Real Akiba Boys: Combining otaku life with street dancing

Otaku are available all kinds. Some prefer to collect all the products, some prefer to decorate their cars with their favorite anime, and a few learn each dance from their favorite idol anime. Dancing is the truth is a preferred pastime for a lot of otaku; for instance, a method for idol otaku and anime song fans to point out their love is thru choreographed dances, chanting and cheering, and glowsticks, which together are often called the controversial wotagei dancing.

On one other end of the dancing otaku spectrum is skilled dance troop Real Akiba Boys (or RAB for brief). They’re a nine-member team hailing from Akihabara who claim to love anime a lot, they wish to grow to be a part of an anime themselves. As skilled dancers, they specialise in performing various sorts of street dancing to popular otaku songs, like anime theme songs and vocaloid music.

If you happen to’re a fan of anime songs and watching street dancing, then you definitely’ll quickly grow to be a fan of RAB. They’ve got some pretty smooth moves, including impressive breakdancing, which you may remember seeing once they did the viral Koi Dance of 4 years ago. They’ve got a YouTube channel, an account on Nico Nico Video, and naturally they’re energetic on social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, so it’s easy to envision them out.

▼ Three members dancing to the opening theme to the ultimate season of “Attack on Titan”

The truth is, if you must get a feel for what they do, they’ve generously uploaded to their YouTube channel a full, two-hour dance concert featuring many popular anime, drama, and vocaloid songs, including some from Pokemon, Yokai Watch, Your Name, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Hatsune Miku. Each song was performed live by “party funk band” Futarime no Giant, complete with live singing performances, so it makes for a reasonably entertaining show. You may watch the entire thing here:

They’ll even be holding a live performance on April 17 at TSUTAYA O-WEST in Shibuya. Members of the group’s Nico Nico Channel may now join for the lottery for premium and VIP tickets through their Nico Nico Video channel or through their official website, but those searching for general seating can start pre-ordering them through the group’s website on Feb 13.

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If you happen to love anime and dance and need to enjoy some live otaku music and awesome dancing, then definitely check them out.

Source: PR Times, YouTube/RAB リアルアキバボーイズ (Real Akiba Boyz), Twitter/@RAB_CREW

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