Make what you will of Japan’s latest online sensation, but Pikotaro is a name you’ll probably hear a lot this year. Singer and songwriter of the now-infamous Pen Pineapple Apple Pen (which you’re singing in your head right this instant), Pikotaro recently took to 9GAG to conduct an Ask Me Anything session with his slew of fans.
So what did we find out about Pikotaro from his chat with the internet?
Here are some of the highlights.
1. Why was PPAP made in the first place?
2. How does it feel to “become a meme”?
3. Are there more songs heading the internet’s way?
4. Why choose one when you can poke fun at both?
5. How old is Pikotaro?
6. What is your favourite fruit?
7. Are you famous on the street too?
8. Where can we get that leopard/snakeskin print outfit?
9. Did you realise how quickly PPAP would take over the world?
10. How long does it take to make an internet hit?
Author | Andy Walker: Editor
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