Japanese Soccer Player Wanted To Become A Super Saiyan

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Screenshot: Nagatomo (Instagram)

Japanese national team member Yuto Nagatomo recently unveiled his new hairdo. “I want to help out the time so I turned into a Super Saiyan,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Nagatomo added that just with his hair, he could get his teammates to laugh.

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Here is what Nagatomo looked like before.

He also said that the hairstyle doesn’t look good on him and all that really matters are the on-field results.

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“I wanted to be a Super Saiyan, but I ended up a super gorilla,” joked Nagatomo, who has previously compared himself to an ape.

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Nagatomo is apparently a big Dragon Ball fan.

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I dunno, I think it looks fine on him!

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Japan is looking at a rough World Cup schedule, which might explain why Nagatomo is trying to lighten the mood.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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