Samurai Jet Pack

Watch two samurai fight in mid-air while hovering with jetpacks

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Mar 30, 2018

No, it's not a scene from the upcoming second season of Westworld, but it's pretty close.

In the 54-second video below, posted to YouTube on Mar. 20, two samurai in full regalia have a sword fight. It's almost like traveling back in time to feudal Japan, except for the fact that they're both hovering in mid-air with jetpacks strapped to their backs!

There's just so much awesomeness in this one clip (titled “Jet Samurai — Let’s Think About Future Sports") and it's not even a minute long. According to Nerdist, the video was produced for the Japanese conglomerate Softbank by Japanese director, actor, and inventor, Shota Mori in a PR campaign to promote the study of science and technology in schools.

Feast your eyes on the battle below:

Unfortunately, some are already alleging that this is totally fake, created by lifting the two men up on wires leading to a crane off-camera. The worst part is, these conspiracy theorists may just be right, because if fully operational jetpacks had been perfected, it would probably be major news. One report even says that you can see the crane they used in the bottom of the frame.

Still, we'd like to believe this is real until the people involved say it was all just a clever hoax. Because the world needs more awesome, right?