Elderly Japanese Couple Tears Up DDR

Elderly Japanese Couple Tears Up DDR

Meet Mr and Mrs Akiyama. Now 72 and 68 years old, respectively, they first appeared on Japanese television two years ago to show off their love for DanceDanceRevolution.

Japan has its fair share of old people. It also has its fair share of old gamers (here, here and here).

Recently, Akiyamas appeared on a “where are they now?” segment on the same variety program on which they previously were featured and once again showed off their DDR moves. In the above clip, Japanese comedians Fruit Punch also try their hand at the dance game. They are not very good.

The Akiyamas began playing DDR twelve years ago to stay healthy and active. They now go to their local arcade in Shizuoka Prefecture twice a week and are hoping to play DDR until they are 80.

ナニコレ珍百景(70歳DDRer~その後) [YouTube via Arcade Heroes]

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