According to a new, tongue-in-cheek commercial from Cup Noodle, the Japanese instant ramen manufacturer, the samurai never actually disappeared. Instead, they just changed a little bit…into idol otaku fans?!
The commercial, presented as an English documentary about contemporary samurai in Japan, pokes fun at how Japan is viewed abroad.
The video boasts the talents of a number of Japanese actors, including stuntman/actor Seizō Fukumoto, better known as “the man who has been cut down over 50,000 times” due to his extensive death scenes in period dramas, and Tatsuro Koike, who appeared in The Last Samurai. The dancing otaku scenes featured popular Japanese comedians like Keitan and Boto, while the idols were portrayed by DenpaGumi.inc.