Japanese man who spent $16K to become a 'dog' says he wants to become a movie star


The Japanese man who found global fame after transforming himself into a “dog” through a $16,000 rough collie costume has expressed his wish to star in a movie.

Background: The man, known only by his canine alias “Toco,” commissioned model and sculpture company Zeppet to create his hyperrealistic costume. Since its completion last spring, he has launched a YouTube channel, given media interviews and made public walks.

New goals: In a new interview with the New York Post, Toco revealed that he now dreams of becoming a movie star. “I think it would be great if I were able to use my skills and get the opportunity to appear as a dog in a movie,” he said.

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Toco previously debunked claims that he aims to live like a dog, insisting that he only desires the ability to “transform.” Now, he wants to join meetups with others like himself who dress up like canines.

“I think it would be great if something like this [meetups] existed,” he told the Post. “I would like to meet them.”

What’s next: Whether Toco manages to appear on the big screen is yet to be seen. For now, he continues to build his YouTube channel, which currently boasts 56,000 subscribers.

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Most recently, Toco posted his first interview with Spanish news agency EFE. “Some tell me they want to do the same thing, which has made me realize that there are other people like me,” he told the outlet.


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