Pun-based collaboration to be unveiled at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station on March 26, 2016
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.
The statue will be on public display at the station beginning on March 26, 2016, when the Hokkaido Shinkansen service is scheduled to begin. The collaboration is based on a bit of wordplay: the Japanese title of Fist of the North Star is Hokuto no Ken, and Kenshiro, the protagonist of the series, practices a secret martial art known as hokuto shin ken.
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