A stormtrooper named Danny Choo was recently spotted in Akihabara, along with BBC filming crews. Although the trooper attempted to join the girls from K-On! in a musical number, he was rejected once they discovered the only instrument he played was the “thermal detonator”. Nevertheless, the trooper seemed to enjoy his visit.
Some analysts are predicting that this stormtrooper indicates the Empire’s intention to establish a permanent military presence in Akihabara. However, given the DPJ’s dislike of foreign military bases on Japanese soil, it’s possible the new prime minister may oppose this.
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