The premise of GameCenter CX is simple: take an average Japanese dad, and make him play through old video games he has no idea how to navigate. Sometimes his assistants would help him through tough patches. Sometimes they visit arcades in countries such as Korea or Cambodia.
Through bootleg translations online, the show’s chief gamer-dad Shinya Arino (who’s also one half of a comedian duo) has found an unlikely following on Tumblr and Reddit. If you’re wondering why, here’s what his quotes sound like out of context:
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