Bakakkoii Means Stupid-Cool, And When You See This Video, You'll Get It
Aug 21, 2015
The YouTube user nodakouhei12345 popularized this trend with a series of videos that were the inspiration for Nissin's new Cup Noodles ad, featuring Kanna Hashimoto and her music group, Rev. From DVL. The principal of the school shouts "you're late!" so, Kanna and her friends set about taking care of their tasks as fast as they can. Step one? Take off your shoes. This is followed by "gominoes" a play on the japanese word for garbage and dominoes. Each successive "bakakkoii" stunt is more impressive and it won't surprise you to learn that it took over 600 takes to accomplish all of them. When the "three forks" trick succeeds, the look of happiness on Kanna's face must also be one of relief.
Ever do something by accident that ended up being way cooler than it had any right to be? Maybe your friend dropped their phone and you caught it mid-air. Well, in Japan, there's a word for that. Bakakkoii is a slang word that means "stupid-cool," and these unintentionally awesome stunts and tricks have evolved into something many young people in Japan deliberately do for fun.