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:
- Tunisia's president declared a state of emergency a week after a deadly terror attack on a beach hotel.
- Some 150 migrants stranded in the French city of Calais stormed the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to make it to British territory.
- One person was killed and two others were seriously injured Friday when an air medical transport helicopter crashed in Colorado.