This Japanese Man Gets Epic Tattoo Homage to '90s Shonen Jump Anime

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Japan is known for having an extreme level of distrust and distaste for tattoos.

There’s no shortage of anime-inspired tattoos either.

The most impressive belongs to Japanese Twitter user @Sound_mattsun, who last summer showed off the basic outlines of ’80s and ’90s anime tattoos that would fill up his entire back.


Now, almost a year later, he’s back with the finished, fully-colored product, and it is truly a sight that would make any Shonen Jump otaku weep with joy.

There’s a lot going on in that picture, so let’s take a look at each part individually.

First up is of course Goku from Dragon Ball.

Then we get Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin.

Next up is Captain Tsubasa in his non-chocolate form.

Here’s Slam Dunk’s Hanamichi Sakuragi.

And then Yusuke Urameshi from YuYu Hakusho pointing his spirit gun right at you.

City Hunter‘s Ryo Saeba looking like he’s ready to kick some ass and get some ladies’ phone numbers.

And last but not least Hell Teacher Nube, equal parts elementary school teacher and possessed Demon’s Hand.

Looking through the above pictures, you can feel Mattsun’s intense passion for his Shonen Jump idols.

His tattoos are truly a work of art to immortalize the anime characters that have had such an effect on his generation.

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