A cartoon mascot with exceptional timing is stealing the show across the Internet.
The red, plush cat-like creature was spotted behind a drum set at a Japanese mall, accompanying the music of a children’s song.
The rogue (and rouge) drummer was mostly keeping time, until it veered off into a beat that sounded more like death metal than a children’s tune. For a minute and a half, the costumed crusader veered between conventional timing and improvisational beats at impressively high speeds.
Thankfully for Internet users, the wide-eyed mascot’s performance was captured on video, which was posted online.
It’s not clear exactly when the performance took place, but a Twitter user uploaded videos and photos showing the mascot making an appearance at the mall as early as March 3.
— 綺 (@ak1225_062708) March 6, 2017
— 綺 (@ak1225_062708) March 4, 2017
Twitter users expressed their fascination with the cuddly red creature behind the skins.
Japanese mascot performing death metal drumming for a children's song is truly a magical thing. https://t.co/Y06lPuQuaE
— Albert Bungay (@AlbertBungay) March 6, 2017
People often ask me if I am religious, this is now who I pray to everyday and night https://t.co/mu3lgFGc6X
— Pandamonium (@chinglishtv) March 5, 2017
me: i'm gonna go to bed early tonight so i can feel well rested in the morning
my brain at 3 am: https://t.co/UOOoRBpQCL
— IAN (@ianaIexander) March 5, 2017
Them: "What kind of TV shows do you watch?"
Me: "Nothing, really."
Them: "Movies? Netflix?"
Them: "What DO you watch?"
— Cody ???? (@TehEmoPenguin) March 5, 2017
Thought it was just going to be a rainy Tuesday, but then a Japanese mascot death metal drumming in a mall happened so things are looking up https://t.co/TAjkYqkO6s
— Caitlin Green (@caitiegreen) March 7, 2017
Oh, well played, funny red thing, well played. https://t.co/oy3ddf9D58
— Alisdair Cameron (@AlisdairC) March 6, 2017
Rock on, dude.