Japanese YouTuber Dekakin sets a new record for the fastest time to wrap a person in cling film

A Japanese YouTuber has taken on a very unique challenge for Guinness World Records Day (GWR Day) 2018 by wrapping somebody in cling film.

To mark GWR Day, which shows that everyone has the potential to become officially amazing, "Dekakin" - a YouTuber and comedian who is known for eating massive amounts of food and arm wrestling more than 100 people - wanted to put his own stamp on the day by taking on a unique challenge.

For GWR Day 2018, Dekakin needed two things: a willing volunteer and a (big) cling film wrap. In order for him to set the record for the Fastest time to wrap a person in cling film-plastic wrap, he had to wrap a person from feet to shoulders within two minutes. 


If any part of the person wrapped was exposed the attempt would be disqualified.

Fastest time to wrap a person in cling film preparation

Extremely keen to set a record, Dekakin began by choosing the wrap that best suits the challenge - it needed to be long (so that he doesn't need to change rolls during the challenge) and it had to stick well to the body.

Fastest time to wrap a person in cling film attempt start

The person getting wrapped was also an important factor for this challenge. With the minimum height requirement of 152 cm (5 ft), Dekakin needed to find someone of small build with a flexible body to make wrapping as easy as possible. 

Fastest time to wrap a person in cling film attempt

His answer was Ichiho Shirahata, a member of idol group "Gekijo-ban" Gokigen Teikoku who has ballet experience.


Despite careful preparation and days of practice, Dekakin and Shirahata struggled to make the wrap gap free. Until about an hour before the official attempt, the pair rehearsed the order of the body-wrapping procedure.

Fastest time to wrap a person in cling film finish

In the official attempt, the pair called to each other to meet both speed and accuracy requirements. After careful assessment by the official adjudicator, Dekakin's attempt was deemed successful, with the time of 1 minute 59.71 seconds.


Relieved that the his work was paid off, Dekakin didn't want his video of the official attempt to go viral. 

"If people don't see my video, then surely people wouldn't try and beat this record," Dekakin said with a smile.