2 Channel does it again.
2 Channel has become a topic of conversation in various ways, like here, here. This time around I read that they had an interesting "unofficial" interactive broadcast on TV. 2Channelers said that it was the god Hicanozo's joke. It's an old topic now, but since it is funny I will introduce it today.
Even major TV network broadcasting ends around 2AM on Sunday night (see blank area). After that, a video of scenery or some kind of filler is broadcast. On TV Asashi, they keep broadcasting scenery from a live camera which they set somewhere in Tokyo until they restart the broadcast the next morning.
It began with a message.
It all started because of a message that appeared on a 2channel board on a Sunday evening, saying "Look at TV Asahi".Then all 2channelers who found the message on the board turned on their TVs and watched TV Asahi - of course it was Sunday at midnight, so only this scenery appeared on the screen without BGM or any captions.
No matter how long they waited, nothing fun was happened. The 2channelers started to look at specific parts of the screen. "Where is that? Roppongi Ark Hills?" they asked, and "Doesn't it look like Yurakucho?" Then one person left a note "Okay, I will go by motorcyle now. Let me check," and disappeared from the board.After his leaving, all the other 2channelers began to wait for him to appear on the screen.The board was heating up (a single board can hold 1000 remarks at a time, but soon the board was filled up, and they needed to start a new one), so some others said they would go there too and disappeared also. After a while, the place was specified as in the vicinity of Yurakucho.
"Someone do Comaneci, please!" The message appeared in the 1005th total remark. Takeshi Kitano makes this weird pose and says "Comaneci!" (maybe he likes Nadia Comaneci and her leotard...). It is sort of part of his comedic style. So when we say Comaneci, it means this pose, in many cases. Anyway, 2channelers began to wait for someone to do Comaneci on the road.
However there was no change on screen, even though it was past 2AM. Some dropped out, some started to suspect "Is this a tape?", some went to bed after setting the VCR in case. In time many people started to get bored, but finnaly a change took place. The place was clarified by the 1108th remark "Is the pole on the left of the screen the one in front of Tokyo Forum?" Then around 3AM, they realized the place was the crossing of Marunouchi, in front of Tokyo Forum. It is next to Tokyo Station, the very center of Tokyo. Then a change came on screen. One car passed across the screen.
Communication with intelligent life is achieved.
2channelers got excitedd and called it,"Communication with intelligent life is finally achieved" on the board. After the car, many people appeared on screen, one danced, one skipped, one car carried out a rapid turn (of course it is against the law!)! The 2channelers went bananas for this interactive broadcast between TV Asahi and one thread in 2channel. One board got 1000 thousand messages in just 28minutes. Then finally someone appeared in the road at 4:27, and he did Comaneci. The 2channelers named him a Comaneci god and were overcome with admiration.
Nobody knew that someone had informed TV Asahi, or perhaps the network itself noticed, but suddenly TV Asahi turned the direction of the camera, And that festival was over, they said. In short, this is the story of a festival for 2channelers held one midnight in Tokyo.