Unless you are an Idol M@ster, dancing in anime is a fairly uncommon thing. Even those anime series that do have it keep their cute dances to the opening or ending sequences.
However, these alluring little dance routines are not just good fodder for cosplayers to break out for that next anime con flash mob, they are also really addicting to watch. They may be sickly cute, but you just… can’t… look… away!

1. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

While its popularity has waned over the years, the Hare Hare Yukai was the dance that set off the trend of anime dances. Sure, there were dances before it, like Princess Tutu, but nothing so addictive. It has been done and re-done by fans and professional groups alike, and honestly, has become a bit immortal.

2. Lucky Star – Motteke! Sailor Fuku

Guys, it’s okay. Even if you hated Lucky Star as a show, it is okay to admit that you found this song and dance irritatingly addicting to watch. It is one of those guilty pleasure songs that you never admit to liking, but it is catchy as flames on gasoline.

3. Hamtaro – Hamster Dance

Although possibly more well known for the song, and the many, many remixes (sorry I couldn’t find it in English, apparently the 90’s are over), the Hamtaro dance is still one of the most popular anime dances to date, even if it looks better done by a hamster than a person.