Most Star Wars fans know about the inspiration behind the now classic sci-fi trilogy. But for the casual fan, it’s cool to see that director George Lucas was heavily influenced by Asian culture. Like, peep Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. Now check out the headgear Japanese used to rock during the feudal era. Some things you can’t unsee, bro. Even the lightsabers and the fighting style carries that influence and Lucas breaks it down here during this featurette from the original box set.

[via io9]