4 Ordinary Japanese Men Who Shocked Netizens With Extraordinary Transformations

4 Ordinary Japanese Men Who Shocked Netizens With Extraordinary Transformations

“Because of your efforts, you enjoy yourself and become even more beautiful, and I respect you.”

Despite societal pressures and norms, people often strive to live a life where they can be their authentic selves.

Here are four times ordinary Japanese men have shocked netizens with their extraordinary transformations as they live out their life goals.

1. Living doll

Matt Kuwata (also known as Matt Rose) is a male model who astounds netizens with his doll-like appearance.

Matt Kuwata | @mattkuwata_official2018/Instagram

Matt Kuwata claims he’s never gotten plastic surgery and instead credits his appearance to make-up and editing for his social media posts.

| @mattkuwata_official2018/Instagram

Although many believe that Matt Kuwata looks like a Caucasian man with his “whiteface,” he has explained that despite using Western-style makeup techniques, he doesn’t actually want to be white.

| @mattkuwata_official2018/Instagram

Matt Kuwata also seems to have gotten what he hoped for out of his change in appearance, regularly selling out his beauty brand Emrose and having even posed with some of K-Pop’s hottest stars.

Matt Kuwata with BTS’s J-Hope | @mattkuwata_official2018/Instagram
Matt Kuwata – Cha Eunwoo (Official Music Video) | @mattkuwata_official2018/Instagram

2. Collie

A man who goes by the pseudonym I play aspired to become a dog and invested 2 million yen ($15,700 USD) in a realistic rough collie costume.

I play | @zeppetJP/Twitter

After receiving his incredibly realistic-looking costume, Toco began training to live like a dog, uploading videos to his YouTube channel showing his experience living the life he’s hoped for since childhood.

| @zeppetJP/Twitter

Although he worries about his friends’ opinions…

I rarely tell my friends because I am afraid they will think I am weird. My friends and family seemed very surprised to learn I became an animal.

— I play

Toco seems happy to have finally achieved his lifelong dream.

3. Wolf

Similar to Toco, another Japanese man spent 3 million yen ($22,970 USD) to achieve his lifelong goal of becoming a wolf.

The wolf costume | Zeppet Workshop

My order to ‘look like a real wolf walking on hind legs‘ was difficult – to say the least – but the complete suit looked exactly like what I imagined. Not only did the specs perfectly cover all of my preferences, but the ventilation slit for the wearer’s comfort and the devices that let the wearer put it on without help showed me that the designers paid close attention to the wearer’s comfort.

According to the man, despite all the difficulty that came with making a realistic wolf suit, his “dream came true” the moment he stared “at [his] transformed self in the mirror.”

At the final fitting, I was amazed at my transformed self in the mirror. It was a moment when my dream came true.

| Zeppet Workshop

4. Young Woman

One Twitter user astounded netizens when they posted their transformation of “A 45-year-old man’s past and present.

The OP (original poster) is known as an Otokonkowho are men with culturally feminine gender expression or who cross-dress.

| @nanamikana_arc/Twitter

The OP’s transition was hard work, as they revealed they shed over 60 kg of weight to achieve their desired appearance. But all their diligent work seemed to pay off as the OP seems happy with their new look.

| @nanamikana_arc/Twitter

Fortunately, their posts have been welcomed with acceptance and appreciation from most Twitter users.

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