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Tween 'Boyz' Use Nikon Cameras to Be Living, Dancing Projectors

Oh, Japan, will we ever understand your madness? From the country of USB breast warmers and the electro diva Mu now come the Helicopter Boyz in Yomiuri Land. Naoki Ito, of the ad agency GT Tokyo, decided to enlist these tweens for a Nikon promotion back in September. Using the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj -- the first point-and-shoot camera with a built-in projector -- Ito transformed the boys into a living, dancing multimedia performance.

Staged at the Yomiuri Land theme park, the video below shows the spasmodically dancing Boyz, each one with 12 Nikons strapped to his body. The cameras project various photos onto the screen behind, resulting in a bizarre performance that, if nothing else, makes us smile. We don't really understand the purpose of the propellers attached to the Boyz' helmets, but we figure it has something to do with the whole helicopter angle (which also alludes us).

Our favorite part of the performance is at the 2:22 mark, when the images of young cheerleaders' heads are replaced with those of dog and cat faces. Do even the Japanese spectators understand what's going on here?

This video's been floating around the Internet for a couple months, but we somehow missed it until now. We just wanted to make sure you saw it before Thanksgiving, so that you could stupefy your significant others' relatives with a projection dance show of your own. [From: YouTube, via DesignBoom]

Tags: coolpix, japan, nikon, nikon coolpix s1000pj, NikonCoolpixS1000pj, top, weird

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