For 30 years, this Japanese guitarist has dedicated his life to becoming Jimmy Page – watch the first trailer for Mr. Jimmy, a documentary about his incredible story

Jimmy Page (left) and Mr. Jimmy perform onstage
(Image credit: Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images / Press)

We all have our own favorite electric guitar hero – that one player who first inspired us to pick up a guitar, and whose six-string style greatly informed our individual approach to playing. 

But the sensational tale of Akio Sakurai – a Japanese guitarist who dedicated three decades to quite literally become his hero, Jimmy Page – takes this universally held phenomenon to the absolute extreme.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.