The knitting man? He’s there to announce LittleBigPlanet 2 for Japan. Hidden images of Sackboy and a LittleBigPlanet 2 logo in Japanese are embedded in the flash file. Kurono pointed this out in the comments and we verified, Sackboy is there.
With that news out of the way, we can turn our attention to an Alchemist run countdown clock for a new love story.
Thanks for doing the decompiling work, Kurono!