World Order - 2012
October 27, 2011 7:23 PM   Subscribe

Genki Sudo's group World Order have released a new music video set in Mexico with their trademark choreography.

The group is also offering a free download of the song, titled 2012. They've previously done music videos set in New York (the song 'World Order') and parts of Narita Airport (the song 'Machine Civilization').

Previously and previouslier.
posted by zennish (27 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I sure do like Japanese OK Go better than I like American OK Go.
posted by msali at 7:34 PM on October 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Okay, that was delightfully entertaining, and I'm happier now than I was before I watched it. Thanks for posting!
posted by hippybear at 7:46 PM on October 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

I thought that Dhalsim action at around 3:30 would be the pinnacle but it just got better after that.
posted by mkb at 7:46 PM on October 27, 2011

wow, he received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from TRIFORCE ACADEMY
posted by mkb at 7:48 PM on October 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

World Order is still my favourite but the long take at 1:13 is impressive.
posted by Memo at 7:50 PM on October 27, 2011

What I'm enjoying about these is how each video is the same and yet quite different. Plus the sense of humor obviously apparent in each video.

This is great. What fun!
posted by hippybear at 8:00 PM on October 27, 2011

The music reminds me of Supercar.

posted by pts at 8:09 PM on October 27, 2011

Woohoo! Thanks for this one, zennish. Just as good as my other favorite at Narita.
posted by storybored at 8:22 PM on October 27, 2011

As cool as their dancing is here, I liked Genki's ring entrances better.
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable at 8:25 PM on October 27, 2011

You've made this Mexican japanophile very happy. Thanks!
posted by clearlydemon at 8:26 PM on October 27, 2011

mkb, despite its...interesting name, Triforce is a very well-respected Dojo here in Tokyo. Genki is a true eccentric and an undisputed badass.
posted by jet_manifesto at 8:39 PM on October 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Really enjoyed the music/video, Bret and Germaine could learn a thing or two here. The tune reminded me a tad bit of The District Sleeps..., which is certainly not a bad thing.

ring entrances
Yes, the man certainly knows how to enter a ring.
posted by obscurator at 8:48 PM on October 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

obscurator: me too! My first thought was that the music sounded like the Postal Service wrote the score for a level of Katamari Damacy.
I recognize that says more about me (and my limited exposure to Japanese music) then it does about the band.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:24 PM on October 27, 2011

His fighting style was so entertaining. His entrances were even better. Is he more known for music now? Because that shit was pretty cool.
posted by elemenopee at 9:28 PM on October 27, 2011

I have always been a big fan of Genki Sudo.
posted by Sailormom at 9:37 PM on October 27, 2011

Nice post, zennish. I enjoyed it greatly.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 9:50 PM on October 27, 2011

posted by freebird at 10:34 PM on October 27, 2011

That was great. Interesting how the surrounding crowds wouldn't often stop and stare, but when they did, it made me smile more.
posted by Metro Gnome at 10:43 PM on October 27, 2011

Yeah I think my favorite part was the reactions of people just sitting around watching.
posted by delmoi at 1:30 AM on October 28, 2011

That was all great, but everything from about three minutes on had me grinning like an idiot. Loved the woman who pulled a chair out of their way as well.
posted by lucidium at 2:13 AM on October 28, 2011

I never get tired of these, they amuse me to no end. Some of the scenes and imagery are like a dream sequence to me, that slow mo running is how I feel when I am trying to get to the exam, the train, the whatever vital thing I must do in the dream. Love the beautiful Mexican scenes and imagery too, poor Mexico is not getting much good press lately.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:29 AM on October 28, 2011

I came to post that same video, obscurator. I think he put as much time into his set pieces as he did into his training. I used to think he was just cocky in the ring, but he soon won me over. Retired too soon! He pops up on TV now and then, always good to see more genki!
posted by brappi at 4:03 AM on October 28, 2011

Man, I love Genki Sudo. I so enjoyed his goofy entrances, crazy fighting-style, and general demeanor. He seemed to be having fun, something which 99.9% of the Mixed Martial Arts world seems to have forgotten about. His fight with Butterbean where he's just dancing around until he manages to get Butterbean's leg -- it was something out of Looney Tunes. And the number of people who he took down with that flying triangle hold was insane; everyone knew it was coming, but Genki was just so damn fast ...

I was sad when I found out he had retired -- then I found out about World Order, and it all made perfect sense.

Since I'm at work, I watched this with the sound off and loved it all the same. Go Genki.
posted by jpolchlopek at 5:47 AM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]

A singular man.
posted by TheRedArmy at 9:13 AM on October 28, 2011

If they split up and reformed with a slightly different line up would that make them the New World Order?
posted by marienbad at 9:32 AM on October 28, 2011

Yay, I'm glad people like it! World Order's videos always make me smile, and their new one seemed to be more playful and ambitious in terms of choreography, so I wanted to share. My favourite part will always be the one dancer at the end of the 'World Order' video who walks into the tree and has to stay there while the rest of his group slowly ambles away - you can almost hear the guy going, ', goddamnit.'

elemenopee: I stumbled across Sudo through the first New York video and kept following his group because man, they just do their thing, they don't care, it's awesome. And then I found out he used to do MMA and realised that if I could do takedowns like that, I wouldn't care if people stared at me while I did the robot through Central Park either.
posted by zennish at 11:15 AM on October 28, 2011

He's a fully realized person, that guy. The fullest-realized.
posted by ignignokt at 11:46 AM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

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