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Genki Sudo returns in Shibuya-version of hit World Order song

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By KK Miller, RocketNews24

Last October, we sadly reported that Genki Sudo, the MMA fighter turned musician and dance master who established the internationally-famous group, World Order, was retiring as lead singer to focus his talents behind the camera. We believed we could never recover from the shock, but we ended up being pleasantly surprised with their new song and music video, which was released in March.

Their new video was bittersweet as we missed seeing a “genki” Genki Sudo appearing our screens. Thankfully, our prayers have been answered with a new version of one of their past music videos. Backed by more than 100 dancers, Genki Sudo leads the charge towards everyone having a nice day.

All this was possible thanks to the Tokyu Corporation and their new initiative called Tokyu Plus, which aims to draw attention to hidden gems in and around Tokyo with YouTube videos starring Japanese and foreign celebrities. It seems like a cool campaign, but let’s get back to the 100+ robotic dancers in suits.

While the original video for Have a Nice Day was shot in Akihabara, this new one was filmed all over Shibuya. Though the video only runs for just over two minutes, it fills us with joy to see Sudo dancing up a storm again. Here’s to hoping the director and producer of World Order finds more occasions to return to being in front of the camera, perhaps for Tokyu Plus.

Read more stories from RocketNews24. -- New World Order video sees the group dance through Yokohama’s Chinatown – but where’s Genki Sudo? -- Modern dance and kimono: This will be the coolest dance video you see all day! -- Japanese band robot-dances their way around London in latest music video

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Fun video! Now imagine if they did something original in terms of music creation! The campaign is a good idea, though.

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Pretty neat. But is this part true:

the internationally-famous group, World Order

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This group performed at an event I went to. Very cool for the first 1 or two songs...but then it just drags and you are looking at your watch until they are finished. It's the same thing over and over to repetitive songs.

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Glad Genki is back. Nice eye candy.

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internationally-famous group

New Order - yes. Amazingly talented group who can all play a plethora of instruments & write their own songs. World Order? Not known outside Japan, largely one trick ponies - like much of the Japanese entertainment industry. I will acknowledge genuine talent when I see it, though.

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Yes Im sure all the salary men will start singing this going home as they had such a nice day.

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We believed we could never recover from the shock

I forgot about them the next day....

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These guys are pretty nice, but have nothing on the Kyushu Danji dance group, who won last years World Dance performance in Los Angeles. Check out their routine to the Yoshida brothers' song "Rising":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACcUjx3wvZM

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