Random: Japan joins in with ‘Shin Chan’ morning workout
Recently, a speed racing event called ‘RTA in Japan Summer 2022’ was held in Japan. Like charity events like ‘Quick Finish Games’, it requires players to race through games as quickly as possible while governed by certain rules and regulations. As mentioned by AutomatonThe event’s name is derived from the Japanese term for speed runs: Real Time Attack or RTA for short – very sensible!
A game featured in the event is a recently released game Shin chan: The Professor and I went on a summer vacation – The Seven Days Endless JourneyA lovely and beautifully presented adventure title in which you follow the protagonist Shinnosuke as he spends his free time in a small farming village in Kumamoto. In our review of the gameWe stated that while the game is certainly simple, there is an undeniable appeal to the chilling nature of the setting combined with a rather quirky story.
One such quest given to Shinnosuke in the game is a daily gymnastics ritual, which he performs with a group of villagers. It’s a mandatory quest and, as such, can be frustrating for those looking to speed things up in the game, but as the stream in the RTA in Japan demonstrated, it also makes for some pretty sane scenes.
According to Automaton, a commentator known as Runasoru urged viewers to engage in gymnastics whenever footage appeared. As you can see in the tweet below, audience members had a lot of fun doing it!
While the audience in the video appears to be fairly sparse, it can also be seen that many online viewers also joined in, with the gymnastics lyrics constantly cropping up in the Twitch steam comments section and on Twitter. . Indeed, the signature line “One! Two! Number three!” was even reported to have trended in Japan during the live stream.
What helps, of course, is that the live stream takes place in the morning at 6:30 a.m. Japan time, lasting until around 8 a.m. This is usually a time when a lot of people will do their daily workouts, so the timing here is definitely random. Maybe Joe Wicks could branch out into a new demographic!
We think this is a pretty lovely, rewarding story, but what do you think? Have you played Shin Chan yet? Let us know in the comments section!