How do you promote the new Terminator movie in Japan?
Simple. You dress up a dancer in a Japanese schoolgirl uniform and have her perform deep under the ground. Crank up the iconic Terminator theme melody with a special dance remix… and you probably have a recipe for viral success.
Take a look.
The slinky performer is sailor uniform music idol Manako.
Okay, so this may not be wholly official but it’s still better than anything the forthcoming movie’s PR team could have come up with.
Architecture fans will instantly recognize the setting.
It’s the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, a vast flood water facility located in Saitama. The epic storm drain is like a video game level come to life — appropriately sci-fi for the film.
Quite what a dancing schoolgirl has to do with Terminator Genisys is anyone’s guess but since the franchise jumped the shark a long time ago, cosplay silliness is probably the last thing that can damage it now.