Photo/IllutrationKeikyu Kamata Station’s name has been changed to “Keikyu Kaama-tatatata! Station.” (Provided by Keikyu Corp.)

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In a novel collaboration with “Fist of the North Star,” Keikyu Corp. has renamed three of its stations in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture after the popular action manga series.

The project, part of a joint celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of the cartoon and 120th anniversary of the railway operator, runs until Sept. 17.

The names of the stations have been “changed” accordingly. Keikyu Kamata Station is now referred to as “Keikyu Kaama-tatatata! Station,” inspired by the high-pitched battle cry shouted by Kenshiro in a similar vein to Bruce Lee when the protagonist unleashes his special attacks.

Meanwhile, Kamiooka Station is renamed as “Kami-Raoh-oka Station” in honor of Kenshiro’s archrival Raoh. Kenritsudaigaku Station is now called “Hokuto no Ken-ritsudaigaku Station” in a play on the manga’s original title, “Hokuto no Ken” (Fist of the Big Dipper).

A station signboard standing near the entrance outside the ticket gate of each of the three stations has been remodeled for the collaboration.

The campaign also offers a stamp-print collecting game. Participants are encouraged to visit seven stations that appear in the form of the Big Dipper on a map (Keikyu Kamata, Haneda Airport International Terminal, Keikyu Kawasaki, Kojimashinden, Kamiooka, Kenritsudaigaku and Miurakaigan) to collect stamp imprints. A special train decorated with illustrations of Kenshiro and other characters is also operating.

Until the end of August, Keikyu Department Store in Yokohama is offering special food items including steamed meat buns called “Hidebu” and deep-fried chicken named “Abeshi-age,” both of which are inspired by the painful utterings of villains when they are defeated by Kenshiro.

And in September, a commemorative ticket called “Hokuto no Ken” will be sold at Keikyu Kamata Station, with “Ken” being a pun on “fist” and “ticket.”

For details, visit the official website at (http://www.keikyu.co.jp/information/cp/hokutonoken/).