At a promotional event in Tokyo scheduled for May of 2017, Kisenosato Yutaka, the 72nd yokozuna of the sumo wrestling world, will be transformed through costume into Raoh, the King of Fists, from Tetsuo Hara and Buronson's classic post-apocalyptic martial arts manga and anime, Fist of the North Star. Hit the jump to learn more.
Suntory, a Japanese brewing and distillery company, is teaming up with ultra-violent manga / TV anime Fist of the North Star for a wacky promotional campaign entitled "Hokuto no En" ("Feast of the North Star") that includes a smart phone app that allows customers to transform themselves into post-apocalyptic goons and to share a beer with Kenshiro. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese professional baseball team, are teaming up with post-apocalyptic martial arts manga / TV anime Fist of the North Star for a special collaboration that will include original artwork, character goods, and a special guest appearance by voice actor Shigeru Chiba, who narrates (and plays several characters in) Fist of the North Star. Hit the jump to you wa shock.
After being remodeled to service the Hokkaido Shinkansen, a bullet-train operated by the Hokkaido Railway Company, the newly renamed Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station in Hokuto City, Hokkaido, Japan, will be unveiling a pun-based collaboration with the ultra-violent, post-apocalyptic manga and TV anime, Fist of the North Star, in the form of a bronze statue. Hit the jump to learn more.
To drum up interest in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which is being hosted by Japan, the cast of Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor engage in the "Ultimate Rugby Battle" in order to make rugby exciting. Hit the jump to check out the video.
The cast of Fist of the North Star are touring Japan in the form of a new line of rubber straps with imagery designed to express the spirit of different regions. Hit the jump to see Kenshiro obliterate a castella with the Hokuto 100 Crack Fist technique.
Banjou Ginga, the original voice of Souther from the Fist of the North Star TV anime, will be returning to reprise his role as the Holy Emperor in the upcoming Strawberry-Flavored Fist of the North Star parody anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
On a recent appearance on Nakai no Mado, a Japanese variety show, manga artist Tetsuo Hara explained the origin of the nonsense phrases "hidebu!" and "adeshi!" which various goons scream before they explode in the landmark manga and anime Fist of the North Star. Hit the jump to be already dead.
If the cover of Momoiro Clover Z's upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release is any indication, 2013 is indeed going to be an awesome year for the Weekend Heroines. The cover features the art of none other than Tetsuo Hara, who is best known for his hot-blooded Fist of the North Star art. Check it out after the jump!