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Visual Kei Legend Gackt Plays Old Video Games On Youtube

Gackt’s, uh, got some time on his hands.

That’s the impression I got when I read Gackt, the best-selling solo musician, actor and former vocalist for visual kei band Malice Mizer, would be launching a Youtube channel on which he plays old video games, every day, for a year.

The channel, which is called “Game Center” (but with a different spelling than is usual in Japanese, making for a pretty lame pun), features Gackt trying to make his way through games like Megaman 2 and Super Dodge Ball. Trying is definitely the operative word: the thing’s been running since June 30th, and he’s yet to clear the first stage in Megaman 2.

The whole thing is obviously inspired by GameCenter CX, a Japanese TV show which features comedian Shinya Arino trying to make his way through classic games, but with one episode every day for a year, we can’t fault Gackt’s ambition.

On the other hand, he’s just sitting around playing games. So maybe we can.

Source: Famitsu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.