A different type of Seven Samurai.

If you want to be a samurai, then you have a lot of options. There are samurai coats, samurai hoodies, and even samurai satchels which can all combine together to make you feel like you’re an ancient Japanese warrior.

But for the most hardcore samurai aficionados, only the real-deal full-body armor will do. But among them there’s a group that is even more hardcore: the group that does extreme sports while wearing samurai armor.

▼ Surfing wasn’t typically a pastime of samurai,
but hey, we won’t deny anything this cool.


The full video is a commercial for Cup Noodle to advertise their slogan “Crazy makes the future.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but hey, if it means we get to watch samurai doing badass tricks on bikes, skis and pogo sticks, then we’re all for it!

Watch the full video here or scroll down for highlights:

▼ Poppin’ wheelies like I’m poppin’ heads off the enemies of my feudal lord.


▼ Using samurai swords as ski poles – oh yes, they went there.


▼ That’s not samurai magic at work,
just the magic of the pogo stick.


▼ Balancing above buildings on a tightrope feels a bit more ninja-y than
samurai-y, but we’ll give it a pass for being unbelievably amazing.


Be sure to check out the full video to get the whole extreme samurai experience. And if you want to become a samurai in modern-day Japan too, then be sure to take a look at Tokyo’s Samurai Armor Photo Studio that specializes in making samurai dreams come true.

Source: YouTube/日清食品グループ公式チャンネル via Japaaan Magazine
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