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Star of Kato-chan & Ken-chan dies of COVID-19

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Ken Shimura, comedian, musician and co-star of Hudson's PC Engine game Kato-chan & Ken-chan (an altered version was released in the USA as J.J. & Jeff) has become the first celebrity in Japan to die from the Corona virus.

I've never played the game, but any game that had to be censored for American audiences for containing too much toilet humor is OK in my book.

 

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Fun fact: They actually made a localized version of one of the segments on Fun with Kato-chan and Ken-chan for the American market, and it's still ongoing today.  You might know it by the title America's Funniest Home Videos.  That fact never ceases to amaze me.

R.I.P.

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Yeah, that's covered in the above video.  I didn't realize till this guy died just how huge of a celebrity he is here. 

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