The Tokyo Shock Boys
(電撃ネットワーク; Dengeki Network) is a Japanese stunt and prank
group, containing four men who perform dangerous and crude stunts.
The group was formed in Tokyo
in 1990 while the four members were working as roadies on the Paul McCartney
tour of Japan. The Tokyo Shock Boys have a huge cult following in Japan and have appeared in many other locales, such as Australia
, and Scotland
In 2006 they made appearances in Japanorama
, Adam & Joe go Tokyo
and the Dirty Sanchez
The members of the group are:
- Gyuzo (ギュウゾウ Gyūzō)
- Danna Koyanagi (ダンナ小柳 Danna Koyanagi) a.k.a. "Buns of Steel"
- Sangojugo (三五十五 Sangojūgo)
- Nanbu Torata (南部虎弾 Nanbu Torata)
On volume 2 of the manga Yu-Gi-Oh!, when asked to slide one's foot inside a shoe with a scorpion, Yugi, Jonouchi, and Honda respond, "Who do you think we are, the Tokyo Shock Boys?"
They have since become a huge success, mainly from the influence of Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Kazuki Takahashi
, and stunt co-ordinator Rahm Jas-Ali