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Viral Pineapple Pen guy makes Pokemon music video with Pikachu

Published: 31/Aug/2020 21:26

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Pokemon mascot Pikachu stars in a new bizarre music video. The beloved electric mouse teamed up with Japanese comedian Pikotaro for another song following his viral 2016 hit “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen).”

In 2016, hit song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” by Pikotaro went viral online and became a massive meme. The track was so popular, the singer was even featured in YouTube’s yearly Rewind recap.

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For 2020’s Pokemon Virtual Fest, series mascot Pikachu teamed up with the Japanese artist to make an epic music video. The hilarious collaboration is electric, and will have Trainers dancing.

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Pokemon held a virtual festival in August.

Pikachu stars in bizarre Pokemon video with Pineapple Pen guy

The Pokemon Company treated fans to a virtual festival that ran from August 12 to the 31. The Pokemon theme park could be viewed on PC, mobile, and VR headsets using the Cluster app.

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As a finale to the celebrations, series Mascot Pikachu teamed up the viral singer Pikotaro to make a new music video called ‘Pika to Piko.’ The catchy collaboration was viewed by users at the event as it closed out the festivities.

Luckily for the rest of us, the Japanese artist uploaded the music video to his YouTube channel for everyone to see. The hilarious track has Pikachu trying to have a conversation with Pikataro to mixed results.

Many may be familiar with Pikataro already as the viral “Pineapple Pen” guy from 2016. The artist’s whacky song became an instant hit on YouTube with over 350 million views. The singer is a character played by popular Japanese comedian Daimaou Kosaka.

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The Pokemon franchise made its debut in 1996 in Japan, and has since grown to become an absolute cultural phenomena. The series mascot Pikachu has become an icon in media, and is recognized in countries around the world.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear whether The Pokemon Company has plans to make Virtual Festival an annual thing. However Nintendo begun building their very own theme parks in collaboration with Universal Studios.

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Neekolul and 100T’s JhbTeam sit down for world’s most awkward interview

Published: 16/Oct/2020 19:52 Updated: 16/Oct/2020 20:15

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and 100 Thieves member ‘Neekolul’ sat down for an interview with the org’s intern, ‘JhbTeam,’ resulting in one of the most hilariously awkward pieces of internet content we’ve seen yet.

Neekolul skyrocketed to fame earlier this year after her “Okay Boomer” TikTok took off across social media, becoming a viral sensation almost overnight.

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Since then, Neekolul — real name Nicole — has solidified herself among the elite of the net’s content creators, and has signed with none other than esports giant 100 Thieves in yet another huge move.

The organization has since started a new interview series with its intern, JhbTeam, whose unique style resulted in a downright hilarious conversation between himself and Neekolul for its pilot episode.

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The first video in the series, titled “TBH with JHB,” tasked Neekolul with answering a series of awkward questions, such as: “How does it feel to have this much of a following on a platform?”

Neekolul’s forthcoming answer was something that no one expected: “It’s cool. You know, you can say almost anything and someone’s gonna like your tweet. You could say like, ‘I like to eat s**t,’ and people are like, ‘Yeah!’”

However, Neeko didn’t have an answer for “Why do you have a boyfriend?” leaving Jhb giving her an humorously intense staredown as she scrambled to address the random question.

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That being said, Neeko was totally down to turn the tables and ask Jhb a few questions, one of which included: “If you could have any superpower, what would it be?”

It seems that Jhb’s response of, “Flying, so I could come see you,” didn’t go over so well, with the star giving an understandable “WTF” look at his reply — which senior producer ‘rufhaus’s’ editing skills made into a truly funny moment.

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Amid the ensuing hijinks with Jhb, Neeko did admit that her rise to internet stardom wasn’t a piece of cake, with many criticizing her for reaching fame so quickly and doubting her abilities (although that was about the only serious moment throughout the entire interview).

While fans probably didn’t learn anything totally new about Neeko in this video (aside from her favorite primary color, which is blue — which isn’t even a primary color), it’s definitely worth a watch for viewers looking to have a laugh as they watch their favorite influencer scramble for answers in the face of a gut-bustingly awkward interview session.

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Who can we expect to see on TBH with JHB in the future?

Although Neekolul was just the first guest on 100 Thieves’ new show, Jhb did let fans in on what other guests could be making an appearance in his famously awkward series later on.

“Basically, people that are close in the gaming scene/community and are recognizable to fans,” Jhb revealed. “I want to make sure the guests know who I am in a sense of not making them uncomfortable, and that they know how awkward I am.”

JHB as seen during a YouTube video.
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Jhb is 100 Thieves’ intern, who boasts a successful YouTube channel and Twitch stream where he collaborates with other big names in the gaming space.

That’s not all; he even dropped a few potential names, most notably CallMeCarson, Jordan Fisher, Hitchariide and even 100 Thieves founder, Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.

“We honestly have no idea who to have on next,” he added. “I definitely want to have Nadeshot on the show, as I see it as one of the most iconic ones that we’ll make, but as of right now, we have no idea. I mainly want to have 100 Thieves creators on, but in the meantime, no idea.”

Who knows who will be featured on the show next? Not even Jhb himself is sure; but that just means that the possibilities are endless.