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If you're an Overwatch player capable of pulling off pro strats such as switching characters when the moment calls for it, you're probably perplexed by Hanzo mains, who stick by their limited hero of choice at all costs. Consider, though, that perhaps being a Hanzo main is actually a heroic and poetic struggle perfectly summed up by classic post-apocalyptic martial arts anime Fist of the North Star.


This weekend held many different events in some of the biggest esports, from League of Legends and Street Fighter to Call of Duty. In a small arcade tucked away in Akihabara, Japan, however, players were duking it out in some of the best bouts I've seen all weekend, in a language I don't understand and a game I hadn't heard of until this morning.


If you've ever wondered how shojo manga, which is aimed at young women, is different from tough guy manga, which is aimed at young dudes, then these comparisons should make it totally clear.


When it comes to Japanese developers, creating crazy, nice games isn't the only thing they're good at; they also design characters with pumped-to-the-max muscles, half of which don't even exist in real life and have the size of a truck. And they are all really serious about beating the hell out of everyone around them.