In Japan, Kentucky Fried Rooster is a cultural establishment. Folks not solely adore it however the Colonel’s rooster has been linked with Christmas for many years. And KFC, it appears, likes anime Kaguya-sama.
This left anime followers saying they’d love an official collab between the anime and KFC (in addition to questioning why Spain’s official KFC Twitter was so a lot better than the US one).
Kaguya-sama’s creator, manga artist Aka Akasaka additionally tweeted the next:
Expensive Kentucky Fried Rooster,
I like coleslaw to loss of life. Please one way or the other make it attainable to order cole slaw via Uber (Eats). It is a complete coleslaw maniac request. Thanks prematurely to your assist.
Akasaka didn’t at KFC with this request, and the banner between the 2 didn’t cease there!
Now, right now, the official Kaguya-sama anime Twitter account, tweeted out a photograph of a KFC meal with a mini, smiling Chika Fujiwara.
Which Akasaka retweeted and to which, Spain’s KFC Twitter replied with:
Does this imply KFC goes to collab with Kaguya-sama? Undecided! This might simply be Twitter flirting, which is amusing sufficient, actually.
Colonel Sanders-san has appeared in anime, there may be anime and manga-style fan artwork, and beforehand KFC created a courting sim known as I Love You, Colonel Sanders. In case you missed it, try Kotaku’s evaluate right here.
The Colonel’s connection to Japan runs deep. He visited Japan 3 times: in 1972, 1978, and Might 1980. The final of which was the Colonel’s remaining worldwide journey as he was recognized with leukemia the next month and handed away later that yr on the age of 90. His well-known go well with (properly, one in every of them, at the least) is even on show at a KFC in Osaka!
One of the crucial well-known Kentucky Fried Rooster connections to Japan is the “Curse of the Colonel.” In 1985, a statue of the founder was thrown into Osaka’s Dotombori River after the area’s beloved Hanshin Tigers took the Japan Championship Collection.
From that time on, the crew suffered an 18-year shedding streak. The Colonel statue was lastly fished out in 2009 (pictured, above), lacking his left hand, ft, and trademark glasses.