It’s called Makankosappo, and it involves real life Japanese youngsters reenacting scenes from Dragon Ball Z and posting the results on Twitter.
Is this the new Harlem Shake?
Dear lord, I hope so.
Makankosappo and the variant Kamehameha are both ferocious energy attacks from Dragon Ball Z, the mega-popular anime (and manga) created by Akira Toriyama. A new movie based on the beloved property is coming out this year in Japan. Did you ever doubt that flinging people across the room with magic energy attacks retains its appeal?
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