Nintendo's Kirby Is Now a Musical Instrument

Someone teach me how to play otamatone versions of the theme to "Kirby's Dreamland"
March 29, 2018, 3:42pm

The world will get an otamatone Kirby this year, and thank god for that.

Otamatones are the adorably obnoxious toy instruments that have reached viral status for moving covers of classic songs such as “Ave Maria” and Smash Mouth’s “All Star.” Using a slide attached to a synthesizer mouth, the skilled otamatone artist can create beautiful renditions of just about whatever you want.

And soon, we’ll be able to rock it with Nintendo’s most underrated character, Kirby.

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As Nintendo Wire reported Thursday morning, the news has been confirmed by the product website and Twitter page, as well as my personal religious text of choice, the official Kirby Twitter account. The Verge also spotted this world-rocking news on the “Team Pupupu Kirby Star Allies” Twitter feed.

Crunchyroll, too, is on the case:

The product page specifications state: “Everything is fine. There are cute stars and Kirby in the package. Even if viewed from an angle, it is a cute face from the front.”

If anything says “everything is fine,” it's this placid motherfucker right here:

Otamatone Kirby is set for a release date of mid-May 2018. That’s only a month and a half away. Everything, is fine.