Saturday, March 17

medicom 12" 力石徹 vs 矢吹丈

Joe (矢吹丈) eventually fights against his greatest rival Rikiishi (力石徹) whom Joe accidentally kills during a boxing match at the end of first story arc. when the fans of the series saw the death of Rikiishi, there was a special funeral for him. in march 1970, about 700 people packed the streets dressed in black, wearing black armbands and ribbons with flowers and incense, participated in the funeral of a manga character.

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