Fist Of The North Star Takes Over Japanese Trains And Train Stations

Illustration for article titled iFist Of The North Star/i Takes Over Japanese Trains And Train Stations
Image: Keikyu

Iconic manga and anime Fist of the North Star is celebrating its 35th anniversary.

Keihin Kyuko trains have been covered with Fist of the North Stars characters.

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Illustration for article titled iFist Of The North Star/i Takes Over Japanese Trains And Train Stations
Image: Keikyu

Inside the train.

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A couple stations have been renamed.

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So Keikyu Kamata Station is now Keikyu Kaamatatatataaa Station

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The “atatata” is the sound Kenshiro makes when punching the crap out of people.

Fist of the North Star will emblazon trains and stations until September.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

The Good: Kenshiro quickstrikes your body and you instantly arrive at your destination.

The Bad: Your head blows up seconds later.