KFC’s official Spanish Twitter account, narutoItachi Uchiha from , in a tweet accompanied by a picture of a cat wearing Akatsuki’s iconic cloud logo embroidered cloak.
Accompanying a picture of A-cat-tsuki with a KFC bucket is the caption “Te falta salsa, Sasuke”. According to Google Translate, the title means “Sasuke with your sauce missing.” The subtitle refers to a scene naruto Itachi had Sasuke pinned to the wall and told him, “You’re weak. Why are you weak? Because you don’t have hate.”
The scene between Itachi and Sasuke became a well-circulated meme about three years ago, when fans edited everything from moe anime girls to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay grabbing Sasuke by the neck. Gordon Ramsay’s Sasuke meme is particularly popular. Hell’s Kitchen The chief scolds the ninja for being unseasoned. This title might have worked in the context of the global chicken chain restaurant, but the wording choices stuck to the brand perfectly.
KFC Loves Anime Memes
This meme isn’t the first time KFC’s Spanish-language Twitter has posted an epic anime-themed tweet. In September, the company account shared a photo of Evangelion’s Asuka Langley Sōryu hanging out with Colonel Sanders with the caption “Feliz jueves.” The headline is “Vengo Corriendo Que Quiero ser La Primera Persona En Desearte un Feliz Jueves!!!” of a little girl who is popular in Latin America and wearing a red dress. or “I’m coming running because I want to be the first to wish you Happy Thursday!!!” Miracle Fans were quick to identify the little girl as Asuka, whose mother was found dead by suicide in one of the series’ darker moments. The stark difference between the joyous greeting and the heaviness of the combined scene led not only to the meme going viral, but also to spawning several different iterations.
Both memes posted by KFC are well-known and popular within the anime community, so it should come as no surprise that fans respond quickly to posts. A Fan responded to the tweet With a picture of a cute kitten wearing Akatsuki’s cape, declaring cat and dog “twins”.
Sasuke is currently appearing in a side manga based on a light novel of the same name. Despite receiving credit for the series, narutoits creator, Masashi Kishimoto, had no direct involvement. Naruto: Sasuke’s Story – Uchiha and Heavenly Stardust It can be read in the VIZ Manga app.