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WATCH: Sway to the viral Japanese hit ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’

/ 08:23 AM September 27, 2016

Move over, “Oppa Gangnam Style.” There is a new “wacky” dance craze that social media is grooving on nowadays.

Japanese singer-songwriter Piko-Taro recently fired his dance craze, “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen,” and many merry Japanese youths and social media celebrities began swinging to the viral dance hit.

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As seen on the epic track, Piko-Taro wore his signature yellow garments and animal-print scarf while dancing to his bizarre jingle about mixing a pen, pineapple and apple.

According to Japanese trendy site Spoon and Tamago, Piko-Taro is a fictional character performed by stand-up comedian-DJ Kosaka Daimaou, 43, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka. He was born in Aomori City, Japan, and appeared in the 2012 film “Karasu No Oyayubi” (By Rule of Crow’s Thumb).

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Kosaka began calling attention to the hilarious character, dedicating a separate Twitter and YouTube account in August.

The one-minute music clip uploaded on August 25 at Piko-Taro’s YouTube account has chalked up more than 4.2 million views and is being touted as the “next Gangnam Style.”  Gianna Francesca Catolico

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TOPICS: Kosaka Daimaou, Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, Piko-Taro
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