All you need are incredible art skills, and bam, and you too can look like King Leonidas.

This is Mr. Nagata from Japanese comedy site Omocoro, which recently had artist Hikaru Cho paint him a chiseled chest.

Kotaku has featured Cho's body paintings before (here, here, and here). They are terrific.

The process took over three hours and lots and lots of paint. And, from the looks of it, a haircut.

Sponsored

But the result is amazing!

The effect only works if you're running around with a shield and a sword.

Less so when slouched shirtless in front of a computer.

【夏に向けて】努力ゼロで簡単に腹筋を引き締める方法【シェイプアップ】[Omocoro via Spoon & Tamago]

Advertisement

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.