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Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji Spinoff Gag Manga Gets TV Anime This Fall

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Announcement teases return of Banjou Ginga as Souther

The wraparound jacket band on the fourth compiled manga volume of Imōto Yukito, Yūshi Kawata, and Yukito's Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji (Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor) manga is revealing on Saturday that the manga is getting a television anime adaptation this fall. The jacket band is also revealing that the manga now has more than 1 million copies in print.

Buronson and Tetsuo Hara — the creators of the original Fist of the North Star post-apocalyptic fighting manga — are credited with the original work for Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji. Kawata writes the manga's scenarios, Imōto Yukito draws the manga, and Yukito is credited with collaboration.

The announcement also teases, "The resurrection of the Banjou Ginga version of Souther!!" Ginga played Souther in the original Fist of the North Star television anime series, but other voice actors have also played him, including Akio Ohtsuka (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Junai no Shō and Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Yuria-den), Toshihiko Seki (Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story), and Nobutoshi Canna (Hokuto Musou, Shin Hokuto Musou video games).

The gag manga 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.

Imōto Yukito, Yukito, and Kawata launched the manga on Tokuma Shoten's Web Comic Zenyon website in 2013.

Kajio's DD Fist of the North Star, another Fist of the North Star spinoff gag manga, previously inspired a DD Hokuto no Ken short anime, a series of anime shorts that premiered in 2011, and another television anime series that premiered in 2013.

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