Stormtrooper in Tokyo

Some months ago I discovered Dannychoo.com, a really cool blog that teaches about japanese otaku culture, idols and life in Japan. On of the most weird-interesting things is that the author of the blog has a Storm Trooper armor, and he wears it not only at events but also as a normal suit.

It happened that I had the honor to meet Danny Choo in the real world and accompanied him to a “trooping session” around Tokyo. It was really funny, weird, interesting to see a Stormtrooper walking around thousands of japanese people, inside the train, inside shops… I loved when tired Japanese people walking without energy looking at the floor, would walk just next to DannyChoo/Stormtrooper without realizing. Just after some seconds they feel something weird and they look up startled at that Stormtrooper that is walking next to them, smile and take a photo with their mobile phone. They got a smile and a photo they could show to their friends and family.

I took lots of photos, here are some of them:


Can you imagine the face of this guy when he entered the train?


Notice the people taking photos from the other platform.


Funny face :)

If you don’t have enough, Danny Choo was on Japanese TV this friday an you can see the TV show online.

23 Comments
  • Danny Choo

    February 6, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Great pics Hector – the first time I see these ^^

  • kirai

    February 6, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Thx!. I’ll bring you a CD with all of them next time :)

  • nerdy

    February 6, 2007 at 8:01 am

    lol! so cool, I’m should do the same here in Paris, but people would kick my ass instead of taking photos.

  • Edward

    February 6, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Nice photos.

  • Brad

    February 6, 2007 at 4:23 pm

    Haha. Nice.

  • Rearview Mirror

    February 7, 2007 at 10:49 am

    They love people from space, people in dreams, people in films… do they love people from outside?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/w00kie/377288145/in/photostream/

  • Lars

    February 13, 2007 at 8:00 am

    Somebody really should post this on Digg.. you some (classic) really great photos here dude..!!

    I met Danny the night before at our MobileMonday Tokyo Shinnenkai event and hear he has a new outfit on order that would, while difficult to believe, would be even more insane.. 😎

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  • Jamaipanese

    May 29, 2007 at 10:05 am

    wow this must be real fun

    great suit Danny

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  • Neil Duckett

    November 23, 2007 at 3:41 am

    I love this sort of thing ….. it inspires me.

  • joshua wavey

    December 2, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    i saw ur video on youtube i wonder were he bought it

  • jihan_khn

    April 21, 2008 at 3:31 am

    in my opinion he is very interisting because he is one of darth vaders man

  • josh

    June 8, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    yo bitch you suck putting on that stinky olld ratty uniform

    stupid japanese people all look the same

  • your mom

    June 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    you guys are fucking lame

    giving the gay camera guy head on break

    wait you give the camera guy head all the time so it wont matter

  • jeremy lapensee

    June 10, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    uy guys are fuking lame bunch of star wars fan boys i live in thompson manitoba i smoke a lot of weed

  • flerndip

    April 4, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Very nice! I’ve thought about joining the 501st Legion when I can afford to build a proper uniform. It just looks like a lot of fun.

    I’m enjoying your blog a great deal.

  • LUPEZKU

    August 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    NO TENGO NADA KE EMBIDIARLE A ESTE JAPONES….YO YA TENGO UNO IGUAL ….ARMADO A LA CHILENA..TODABIA NO ME HE PASEADO COMO ESTE TIPO..PERO LUEGO LO HARE…SALUDOS A TODOS LOS TROOPER..