“The Red Scorpion” Tam Rice

IMG_6133Medium: Anime
Title: Karate Master
Bio: Tam Rice was a no-nonsense wrestler, who was really more of a boxer. He hated karate and was responsible for ending anime Rikidozan’s U.S. undefeated streak.
Signature Move: The Scorpion Punch.

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Karate Master

IMG_6161Karate Master
1973 – 1974

Karate Master was an anime series that aired in Japan about… karate. It also depicted American wrestlers and wrestling fans as xenophobic hate mongers. I have no idea whether or not this was supposed to be aimed at kids or adults at the time it came out, but the adult me definitely appreciated it more than 10-year-old me ever would have.

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