My friend Mikie told me to draw it like two years ago.
I’ll have aaaaaaa tatatatatatatatatatatatatatatathamburger, please.
Somebody get me a delicious Aaaaa tatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatatataco!! XD
Don’t order water.
Why , you don’t like Wataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
I don’t think I will ever not love this.
Oh, sure, when he punches customers in the face it’s a service, but when I do it we all want lawsuits.
Total double standard. Costumers are scum.
Yeah, prancing around in their outfits.
Meh, spell-check isn’t 100%.
At their CONS
And their EXPOS
Their FILTHY, FILTHY EXPOS
“Filthy”” would be putting it nicely…why is it that any time you cram thousands of individuals together in a given place, they act less like human beings and more like cows in a barn? :\
“Whoops I forgot to shower. Well, there are so many people here noone will know it’s me.”
You didn’t do it right.
So how many years of training would we have to undergo to be able to do that at minimum wage?
Have to get up to manager level before they let you do that, I’m told.
If you work at E.A you need to buy the DLC first
It’s because your punches don’t eliminate hunger and save them money \o/
Someone please be so good to explain the joke to me!
And the manager obviously should score that poorly, because the woman didn’t pay.
Catchphrase from Fist of The North Star + pun. Click the link in my name for the KYM entry.
…Whoops, my apologies. It might help if the link wasn’t symbol soup out of one of my searches. This one’s better!
Thank you! :)
All you really need to know about the anime Fist of the North Star: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po77bJk1DdI
That was awesome, thank you.
Well, arguably he didn’t feed her anything. Just hit her pressure points so she’s no longer hungry, so I guess she doesn’t have to technically pay for anything.
Which is exactly what I’m talking about. There’s no business for the restaurant if the customers stop being hungry before they take out their wallets.
It would be a whole different story if Kenshiro actually took money for punching them out of hunger, though.
*takes notes for a new weight loss plan* >.>
Screw Atkins… Try the Kenshiro diet plan! Take a pounding to lose pounds! \o/
It’s my understanding that Kenshiro can snuff and ignite suns with pressure points, so actually feeding people by punching them in the face (rather than blocking their sense of hunger) doesn’t seem very far-fetched.
In Fist of The North Star Kenshiro punches people a bunch and a few moments later they explode. Prior to the explosion he declares “you are already dead”.
Matt? is that you?
and here I was, about to be taking a world civ exam
(about to be horrible)
the thought of kenshiro working in fast food made my day
I laughed ridiculously loud for how early it is right now. Just thought everybody needed to know this comic made me disruptive.
Where do these guys find enough food in the post-apocalypse to maintain those muscles? Eating sand?
Punching eachother obviously.
Or eating people.
If it’s Raoh, it could be.
Who knows? Could be – they pretty much all have some kind of nuclear goitres. If I recall correctly, Kenshiro’s neck was actually drawn rather skinny above. And he was short and scrawny by local standards.
Just be glad Obi-Wan wasn’t Japanese… “You are already dead” backed by force suggestion powers would be pretty scary.
Oh, that is perfect. Would stormtroopers still expire with the Wilheim Scream?
Would it even be Star Wars if they didn’t?
If that doesn’t work, “Fus Roh Dah” usually does the job. But I understand that you’d need to be of Dragonkin for it to work.
Actually, Lucas originally wanted Toshiro Mifune to play Obi-Wan.
Imagine how amazing that would have been.
A drop of dew from a single leaf and the energy of the universe around them
Ah Fist of the North Star. Manliest of Anime.
Rated M for MANLY + Testosterone Poisoning = AWESOMENESS!!
Did not upsell
Served food not aproved by “M”
Did not take payment!!!
Was fast and efficient
– Serious cause for concern
See it’s not hard Mr Moustache
Is it me or does that woman look like Peg from Goof Troop?
But what about the part where he magically sated the customer’s hunger by temporarily rearranging her face with a series of punches? I think Stache Guy is wise to acknowledge that there’s more going on here than what fits on a performance sheet for hamburger cooks.
And yeah she totally does.
The fact that the performance sheet didn’t cover this eventuality is just another strike against him, that sort of thing gets filed under “difficult/disruptive employee”.
Well….that fifth image will be in my nightmares now. Thanks.
Whatever you do, don’t watch the anime.
No. DO watch the anime. It is one of the most amazing, most manly thing Japan has ever created. Your nightmares will make you grow chest hair.
…. It’s Korean.
I was glad to see that his manager was as confused as I was.
I still laughed, though.
Imagine if it was Toki at McDonalds. He would give out the greatest Happy Meals imaginable.
…..I may’ve beat a Toki six ways to seven in a match the other day…. Oops drop-kicked a miracle worker. My bad.
Reminds me of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
What do you think inspired or influenced Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure in the first place?
That was great. I totally laughed out loud. <3
Fast of the Foodbar? No, not quite…
Food of the Fourstar? No, it’s not that good of a restaurant…
Star of the Fastfood? Accurate, but too much of an order change…?
Oh, screw it. I think the point’s been made.
Fast food of the Stars!
…er, wait, this isn’t TLC.
Makudo no Ken. /bricked
That deserves a round of applause.
McFist of the Northside.
Ding ding ding, I think we have a winner.
Fist of the Four-star food chain!
Food costs at that place must be record lows.
Yeah, so that’s pretty awesome.
That just made my whole day! Thank you! xD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVyEw2Rh0wM … BGM of this comic.
I just sat here giggling like a loon for several seconds. Nothing fills you up like the feast of the north star.
This comic is funnier if you read it right-to-left.
Oh wow, I didn’t think I could laugh that hard at this comic twice.
You brilliant, terrifying man.
…. How? But? Damn it why didn’t I think of that!
Replied to for truth!
THIS! Everyone should try this at least once. Amazingly accurate!
Jesus that third last panel!
Yeeeeeeah, that’s pretty accurate to canon.
Usually the next frame was their head coming apart, or their bodies exploding. Shit was fucking dark. And he’s the hero of the story.
I’m guessing you meant this? :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh-bXUtmE4
wtf is good, son
Good job on customer service, but gonna have to knock it down for not actually making any money.
Somehow not that hard to believe a series of punches to the face is healthier than a fast food meal.
Hey, at least he’s doing better at HIS job than Kratos is selling TVs… At least… What ARE Kratos’ sale figures?
Are you going to say no to Kratos’ sales spiel?
Did we ever find out what Duke does? I’ve always wondered if Duke’s ever set up a Capture the Babe-style sales promotion…
Oh my freakin’ goodness!
Your friend Mikie is one of the greatest people and must be thanked.
Thank you super-much for drawing it, too!
This is one of my favorite MGDMT strips ever, ’cause I’m a huge FotNS fan and your stuff is always awesome!
In all honesty, probably amazing. People would be too terrified NOT to do as he says and buy the TV.
At least, I would.
AT LAST! The manliest of all men from anime (well he’s sorta tied with Guts) Finally makes his appearance! Thank you Coelasquid! I can die happy.
Just what I was thinking!
It’s about friggin’ time!
in anime, manliness increases with neck size. therefore- kenshiro/guts- mega manly men of doom.
Yes! :D Except Ken has Guts beat because Ken brought himself back to life and doesn’t get beat up as much as him. x3
But Guts didn’t die at all so even better:D
In the manga he died and came back though, that’s why he has all that weird shit happening. o:
Omae wa mou… shideifood.
I can’t say that I get this one (not a fan of the source material), but I do enjoy the art.
To sum it up briefly: he’s from an old martial arts anime and his signature move was jabbing people’s pressure points in rapid succession until it somehow caused them to explode into a pile of gore. Almost every time he did this, he’d respond to whatever threats the villains made with “you’re already dead.”
I’m kind of surprised you aren’t a Fist of Northstar fan.
I wondered when Fist of the North Star would show up here. Ken does seem like he would fit right in… Any chance he will make Jared’s head explode?
Unless Jared really counts as pawn, that’d kind of make him a bit dead.
I am sure he could be resurrected in any number of ways.
Yeah, maybe as a vampire.
Seems to work for Dracula, if Castlevania is to be believed. Or he could get a fairy in a bottle from Link.
Still, it seems a bit out of tone for me.
Huh, I wondered what Kenshiro was doing with himself before the apocalypse happened.
This is the single best comic ever drawn.
This is ART. The Mona Lisa? Feces thrown at a canvas! This belongs in a museum! Protected from legendary cat burglars by lasers. So many lasers.
I imagine you had to cut off an ear to achieve this level of brilliance.
At least she didn’t explode afterwards.
Read it right to left as was suggested and she does. It works on multiple levels!
My mind subconsciously dubbed in ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA when I looked at the third panel.
Ah, FOTNS. That was bad-ass before bad even had an ass.
This makes me want to bust out my ‘Last Battle’ Sega cartridge (damn that game is hard)
That was bad-ass before bad even had an ass.
I LOLd hard XDDDDD
That was bad-ass before bad even had an ass.
I LOLd hard XDDDDD
Saw this same joke in Ninja High School a long time back, but I gotta say, this one’s much funnier!
Being myself a fan of the manga etc I cannot take it seriously any longer after watching this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqh-bXUtmE4.
I’m a little disappointed that the “big di-” line from the original dub didn’t make it into that parody.
I can’t imagine the dubbers overlooked how dodgy it sounded, and just went with it for a laugh.
Fan-service. We avoid it.
ATATATATA! I’m lovin’ it.
This is a gorgeous piece of humor right here. What else could we grow from this branch? What can’t Hokuto Shinken do in a pinch?
“Pardon me young man, could you walk an old lady across the street?”
“You’re already led.”
“I wanna finish this novel before I go to work but I’ve got seven chapters left to go!”
“They’re already read.”
“I’m thinking of legally changing my name to Theodore, but man, it’s gonna take a lot of paperwork.”
“You’re already Ted.”
“It’s my lifelong dream to gain the potential to comfortably hold peanut butter and jelly together in some kind of combination.”
“You’re already bread.”
“Our state won’t recognize our blessed union. We’ll have to move across the country just to find a preacher willing to read us our vows!”
“You’re already wed.”
“Being the Tin Man is nice and all, but sometimes all I want is to be made of a heavier, more manly metal.”
“You’re already lead.”
“Hulk hate being green. Green ugly. Hulk want to be opposite of green!”
“You’re already red.”
I could do this for days.
Combine the ‘you’re already wed’ with homosexuals, and you would have the most confusing and positive gay-bashing ever. Fabulous!!!
…pretty sure that was exactly the point.
“Commander! There’s no sign of any enemy troops in this building! Not even a mook!”
“They’re already fled.”
Fun fact, you can read this right to left instead of left to right (as though it were a manga, like the source) and you get a totally different punchline.
After having died from the first read-through, that is. I <3 Coelasquid so much right now.
Protip: Roku people, FotNS is available on Crackle and when I watched it, it was ad free.
I love this so much , you nailed his perma-scowl perfectly
I knew it. I knew that sooner or later Kenshiro would appear. You made my day, Coelasquid.
Fast and efficient service, however needs improvement in these areas:
1) Did not smile
2) Did not greet the customer (preferably with more than one word)
3) Did not ring up customer
4) Did not take payment before providing with meal.
Recommend employee to be put out back on assembly line.
It’s funny because I work at McDonald’s. XD
And you’ve probably encountered customers that would justify the years of training that it took Kenshiro to do that, just so you could do it too.
<3 <3 <3 Hokuto!
I like this joke on two levels; on the first level, it is because of how funny it is outright (plus, my favorite series of everything ever is Hokuto no Ken, so yeah); and on the second level, it’s because in the pilot chapter of Hokuto no Ken (yomikiri), Kenshiro was like 18 and worked for a convenience store, and moving to the Fast-food industry is a totally lateral move I could see happening.
I have been reading many webcomics for years to come. And most of them have made me smile on a regular basis.
However, this one is the only one that, time and again, makes me straight out laugh :) The “Kurt Locker” and this comic are only two examples.
Not just because like many other commenter’s I immediately had Kenshiro’s hilarious ATATATATATATATAT in mind while reading the comic. After all, FOTNS isn’t very funny – but his high pitches “battle screams” (watched japanese version w/subs) always makes me crack up, especially combined with the frightend look on the managers face and the stone cold expression on his :D
Kinda forgot that the point of the organization was getting these guys adjusted to living normal lives…
Manager: “I’m not sure how I’m supposed to score that.”
*Kenshiro points finger at Manager*
Manager: “……..Gold Star it is then…”
Is it also strange I wouldn’t of gotten this joke about two days ago? And I mean just the finger thing. I haven’t actually watched a full episode of FotNS actually. :\
I love when this comic gets back to its roots: giant musclemen in minimum-wage jobs.
Fist of the Northstar was the first intense action anime I ever watched. It blew my mind. Thanks for giving me (hilarious) PTSD!
Your friend Mikie is a goddamn gentleman and a scholar.
I had someone point out to me that when you read this right to left instead of left to right, it’s even funnier.
Yep. They were right.
Kenshiro looks an awful lot like Mr. Fish in that first panel.
Mr. Fish has already evolved.
He’s already ahead?
Dude, dat pun.
>Throws a handful of peanuts at Layogenic<
Hey, at Callahan's Place, puns are judged by how many groans, thrown peanuts & foam-rubber beer bottles you get…And what else can you expect from the peanut gallery?
Man, I must thank you for all your awesome comic strips.
That one, along commander Badass training his fire to not go wild is just too much :D
What this is I don’t even…
you are already explained
This is awesome. You are awesome, and so is your friend.
The new McKnuckle sandwich, now available for a limited time at participating McDonalds restaurants. While supplies last.
Surprised that this hasn’t made an appearance yet.
I bet this is where Kenshiro went for job placement:
Hey, sorry to nitpick, but I think it should be ‘heads up’ and not ‘head’s up’
LOVE IT LOVE IT LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!
Kinda wish Coelasquid had gone with bearded Kenshiro from the FotNS movie instead of regular Kenshiro. The beard really does a lot of good for him.
I was kind of sad this wasn’t inspired by First of the North Star AND Hataraku Maou-sama. It just goes so well with the latter.
Unrelated request, but Coelasquid, can you do a strip about the manly motherfuckin’ blood sport that is rugby? As a fellow canadian, I’m sure you will understand it, like hockey and curling.
Also, there was a theory (I’m not sure from where) that Fist of The North Star was so manly, that it single-handedly sent Japan into an estrogen withdrawal and that is why modern-day Japan is overcompensating with copious amounts of moe.
…you forgot the part where he starts crying The Manliest Tears. :3
That would be after he gets Employee of the Month, but gives a rousing and inspirational speech about the guy working the fryer being some form of absolute, perfected example of what it means to be an employee. Manly Tears thus result both from fryer guy and Kenshiro due to mutual understanding of greatness.
I was wondering when Ken would show up. He’s one of the few anime characters I can think of who meets the Manliness requirements.
This makes me lol in so many ways, mostly cuz I work at a McDonalds.
I’ve wanted to draw something like this with Logan (Wolverine) as a cashier.
“May I take your order bub?” ;)
But what, If i only want something yummy. And i’m not hungry:o
You forgot to add “ATATATATATATATATATATATATA!!” in there. =0
But other than that. Fucking love it. XD
Okay. The last row of panels was too funny.
I could only be happier with a manly anime/manga reference if it was Berserk.
I loved this. Some friends and I had talked about how hilarious Kenshiro as a bartender, short-order cook, and taxi driver would be for this reason. I also think this is the first time his shirt didn’t explode before using Hokuto Hyakuretsuken. This made my day. Now I’m wondering what other attacks he has could be used for something…
Best. Kenshiro. Joke. Ever.
I always liked the idea of Ken providing seminars, teaching the other macho men on getting in touch with their emotions. I only think this due to that fact that Ken weeps frequently (pure man tears!) and it was the 80’s, where we weren’t aloud to shed a single tear.
Is it weird I heard his theme song the whole time I read the comic?
I’d score him a 10 for service….but a 5 cause I don’t think she paid
Panel 5 is my face whenever I eat McDonalds.
Think you used the past tense of suppose when you weren’t suppose to.
…Nnnooo, it’s supposed to be “supposed to”. He could have said “I’m not sure how I’m meant to score that”, and either way it should be the past (participle?) tense.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piklwsfcWaQ the song live by crystal king
For some reason this makes me think of Ash (from..*that* game), if he had chosen a life of weightlifting and steroids, instead of poaching wildlife for vicious animal fights.
Must be the hat.
(though technically Ash is from the anime, not the games)
My only complaint with this comic is that now I’m going to spend all day trying to think up a normal everyday scenario where you would want someone to deafen you.
“Your mother is already deaf.”
“My mother is dead, buttface.”
“Oh I guess that’s why she wasn’t moving HEEEEEYOO.”
I wonder how many uniforms he goes through.
Now that I think about it, My hunger would be sated as well if I saw and felt my face turn into that. XD
Well, hunger wouldn’t really be sated, but more likely suppressed. As in, “lost your appetite.”
I can honestly say I’ve been waiting all this time for a Fotns joke.
if i was that manager i would have fired him as he just lost money for the establishment.
Now for the real question: Can he operate the cash register?
I actually almost fully cried at this. and not just laughter tears. Those tears when you reminisce in a manly way over a fond memory or felling from ages past. Hokuto Shinken, always will it hold a special place in my heart :’)
This comic is equally hilarious if you read it from right-to-left as is is left-to-right. Is this intended behavior?
Holy macho, reading from right to left actually works! :D
You rate it seven stars of course.
I read this right to left…. god it’s even more funny that way
Oh man. I’ve never actually read or watched Fist of the North Star but I understood JUST enough to get this comic. Couldn’t stop laughing for a while. So great.
I love it. And you did it better than Ben Dunn in ‘Ninja High School’ back in the late 80’s.
Cross fist of the north star reference off the list. Shocked that Kenshiro hasn’t shown up before now. I hope Dio Brando comes along soon.
I feel like this could lead to an amazing Toriko appearance.
No to Toriko, yes to maybe Trafalgar Law or Shanks from One Piece.
It doesn’t count if his shirt doesn’t vaporize.
I’m surprised nobody pointed out the fact that there is an official spinoff series where the nuclear apocalypse never happened and Kenshiro has to cope with the fact that his powers are out of place in the real world while trying to get work at a convenience store.
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