— コミックナタリー (@comic_natalie) June 19, 2015
Fist of the North Star is everyone’s favorite classic series about a lone warrior punching post-apocalyptic thugs so hard that they explode into a million chunks. Now, the parody manga Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor is getting the anime treatment as well.
As shown on the official site, the character “Holy Emperor” Souther (one of protagonist Kenshiro’s toughest opponents and my personal favorite) features prominently in the series. It even features a picture of Fist of the North Star artist Tetsuo Hara alongside Souther voice actor Banjo Ginga.
Actually though, the real reason I wanted to write this post was because of the website’s URL, which is amazing if you get it. The official site is:
This is actually the entirety of one of Souther’s most famous lines. In fact, if you type the first word in Japanese into google, it auto-completes the rest of the first sentence.
Breaking it down in full, it’s “Hikanu! Kobinu! kaeriminu! Teiou ni tousou ha nai no daaaa!”
In English that’s, “No retreat! No begging! No looking back! To an emperor, there is no such thing as RUNNING AWAY!”
Truly one of the greatest lines in all of anime and manga.
Hope you enjoyed this little lesson on the Japanese language. If readers are interested I can do more!