Months later, I have been noting what seems to be a natural progression into what I call the 'Samurai' where the sides have been kept short and the top left to grow long enough to tie in a ponytail on top of the head. Yanto's hair first became long enough to tie up a few weeks ago and we thought it looked hilarious because no one else had a ponytail. However these days I see the 'Samurai' hairdo almost every day! Here are some pictures after cutting the sides almost bald.
Personally, I like the hairstyle- I think it makes him look more eccentric considering the large nerdy glasses and penchant for fresh kicks. However, most others I see sporting this look seem to be bearded indie chaps!