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This Japanese Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament Is Probably The Most Intense Thing You've Ever Seen

Holy shit.

Posted on December 14, 2016, at 11:32 a.m. ET

Every year, Japanese idol group AKB48 holds a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament, when its 100-plus members compete to be part of the lineup for the group’s next single.

i have concluded that this is one of the greatest videos on the internet

A video of this year's final showdown between two team members went viral online this week, being retweeted more than 31,000 times.

AKB48 was formed in 2005 to be a girl group that fans could actually meet.

Koki Nagahama / Getty Images

The group has over 100 members who are split into teams that can rotate and appear at different events simultaneously.

The winner of this year's competition – also known as the Janken tournament – would become the center of a new seven-member unit.

This year, the final showdown was between AKB48 members Yumoto Ami.

And Tanabe Miku.

The two beat 95 other members to get to the final.

And holy shit, when Miku won...

Things got wild.

The audience didn't know whether to clap...

Or cry...




People online could not stop watching the video.

And had all sorts of feelings about it.

An argument even broke out about rock and paper.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.