KFC Summons The Double And Its Devils in Sandwich Campaign
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
I don't know what it is about Japanese food companies and dabbling in the occult, but KFC Japan is turning to the dark arts to resurrect its The Double sandwich. The fast-food item is most famous for its lack of bread: The Double is has two fried chicken filets instead of buns. Nestled in between the chicken buns is bacon, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, and mustard relish. Truly a lunch fit for Baphomet.
KFC invented lore specifically for The Double and its mysterious disappearance. KFC's promotional site describes a great war between good and evil forces happened 1,000 years ago (i.e. in 2012). The Double and its Five Elementals, called the Meat Pentagon (the aspects of The Double), appeared through the Demon's Gate. They were soon sealed away again, and the Years of Silence followed.
An earlier video introduced these elementals: Lord of Flame (voiced by Jun Fukuyama), Burning Phoenix (voiced by Fukuyama), Paladin of Sauce (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), Cheddar Lucifer (voiced by Sumire Uesaka), and Time Executor (voiced by Fukuyama). The video used early designs for the characters but a new video shows their finished appearances. The sandwich itself is also voiced this time. The campaign refers to The Double as the "Sōheki no Nikuō" (The Unmatched Duo Meat King) and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka provides its voice.
Lord of Flame (voiced by Jun Fukuyama)
Burning Phoenix (voiced by Fukuyama)
Paladin of Sauce (voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
Cheddar Lucifer (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)
Time Executor (voiced by Fukuyama)
The Double invaded KFC restaurants throughout Japan on November 1.