Bodybuilder Taichi Shimizu already does an excellent Zangief cosplay. So put him in a public bathhouse, and the cosplay looks like the downtime during Street Fighter II.


These photos were taken by photographer Maruo Kono for a Red Bull shoot.


You can see more of Kono’s work on his official site and more of these cosplay shots on Red Bull Japan. Feel free to follow Taichi Shimizu on Twitter right here.

You know what would make this even better? E. Honda.

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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