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DD Fist of the North Star 2 Ichigo Aji+ Anime's Promo Video Posted

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime of 2 Fist of the North Star gag manga debuts on Tuesday

The staff of the upcoming DD Hokuto no Ken 2 Ichigo Aji+ television anime program began streaming promotional trailers for both the "DD2" and "Ichigo Aji" halves of the anime on Tuesday.

The DD Hokuto no Ken 2 video previews the show's opening theme "Seikimatsu School Wars" (End of the Century School Wars) by Ars Magna.

Narrator and Text: Once again, they have returned.
Narrator and Logo: DD Hokuto no Ken
Narrator and Text: Second season confirmed!
Kenshiro, Raoh, and Toki: What?!
Narrator: This time, it's set in a school!
Text: Seikimatsu Academy
Narrator and Text: Ryūken is the principal?!
Narrator and Text: Julia is the nurse?!
Julia: Let me do it.
Narrator and Text: The three Hokuto brothers fight against the application form?!
Narrator: An overflowing cast of characters go wild inside Seikimatsu Academy
Student: Kenshiro's getting beaten up!
Kenshiro: Even though this looks bad, I'm Kenshiro!
Narrator and Text: Mascot characters, Mars, kaiju!
Mascot Character: Yay, yokai!
Man: Do they just throw in everything?
Narrator: Let the Hundred Gag Fist hit you!
Characters: DD Hokuto no Ken 2
Narrator: Premieres in October!

The Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji promotional video shows a skit with Souther, voiced by Banjou Ginga.

Narrator: Holy Army Public Relations Department news.
Narrator: Good morning, scum. We have an anime version confirmed.
Narrator: Holy Emperor, congratulations on the anime adaptation.
Souther: Yeah, yeah.
Narrator: Starting from Banjou Ginga, you've assembled a great collection of voice actors!
Souther: Yeah, yeah.
Narrator and Text: Is this the major debut of the Nanto De 5Men idol unit?
Souther: Huh?
Narrator: Oh, it's Kenshiro. Will a fight break out?
Lin: Ken!
Narrator: It's come to this, Holy Emperor. Anything to say to your audience?
Souther: I'm Souther!
Narrator: Introducing yourself now?!
Souther and Logo: Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji
Narrator: Premieres in October!

The DD Hokuto no Ken 2 Ichigo Aji+ anime program is adapting both the DD Hokuto no Ken and the Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji spinoff gag manga and will air them in the same program.

The program will premiere on Tuesday on TV Tokyo at 1:35 a.m. and will air every week in the same time slot. The series will also air on TV Osaka and TV Aichi.

Akitarō Daichi will return from the 2013 anime to direct the "DD2" part of the program, and Mankyū (Mobile Suit Gundam-san, Tono to Issho) will direct the "Ichigo Aji" side of the program. The cast from the 2013 DD Hokuto no Ken anime series will return for the "DD2" side of the program. Hōkago Princess will perform the ending theme "Kesenai, Nanatsu no Hoshi" (The Seven Stars Will Never Disappear).

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.

The manga is set "in the year 199x, mankind was … not engulfed in the flames of nuclear war?

"In the 21st century, the characters of Fist of the North Star are living in peaceful Japan. In particular, Kenshirō is a convenience store worker, Raoh works at a factory, and wracked by illness, Toki is looking for work. The legend of the Fighting NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) North Star begins in the modern day."

Kajio launched the manga in Monthly Comic Zenon's first issue in October 2010.

The cast for the "Ichigo Aji" side of the program includes:

Banjou Ginga as Souther
Katsuyuki Konishi as Kenshirō
Takashi Matsuyama as both Fudō and Raoh
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shin
Kishô Taniyama as Yuda
Junichi Suwabe as both Shū and Toki
Kousuke Toriumi as Rei
Yuko Minaguchi as Yuria
Daiki Yamashita as Bat
Shōta Aoi as Lin

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 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, and the publisher shipped the fourth compiled volume in June.

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