News Crunchyroll Streams DD Fist of the North Star II and Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor Anime
posted on 2015-10-06 14:14 EDT
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the DD Fist of the North Star II and Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor (DD Hokuto no Ken 2 Ichigo Aji+) anime program as it airs in Japan. The first episode is now streaming, and future episodes will premiere on Tuesdays at 1:45 p.m. EDT. The stream will be available worldwide outside of Asia.
The anime is adapting both the DD Hokuto no Ken and the Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji (Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor) spinoff gag manga and will air them in the same program.
Akitaro Daichi is returning from the 2013 anime to direct the "DD2" part of the program, and Mankyū (Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Tono to Issho) is directing the "Ichigo Aji" side of the program.
The "DD2" side of the program will follow Kenshirou at "Seikimatsu Gakuen" (End of the Century Academy).
Kajio's DD Hokuto no Ken spinoff gag manga previously inspired a DD Hokuto no Ken short anime, which was a series of anime shorts that premiered in 2011. The manga also inspired another television anime series that premiered in 2013.
Kajio launched the manga in Monthly Comic Zenon's first issue in October 2010.
The "Strawberry Flavor" side centers on a fun version of the Holy Emperor Souther as he tries to find ways to become friends with Kenshirō, demonstrates his party techniques, and sometimes plays with the Gosha Sei.
Yukito Imōto, Yukito, and Yūshi Kawata launched the manga on Tokuma Shoten's Web Comic Zenyon website in 2013, and the publisher shipped the fourth compiled volume in June.