Waru is a distillation of Japan's toxic masculinity.

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The president of the Waru league cites the comic's anti-hero as the thematic drive behind the tournament's structure. He gathers all the worst street bullies he can find across the country, and has them compete to be recognized as japan's biggest bad-asses. . 

He is very upfront about the fact that the root of the narrative lies in systemic violence, citing the physical discipline he and his peers received at the hands of their elders as the legitimizing framework behind this display of raw macho arrogance and brutal, stupid violence. 

62Fist Moon63It gives me a reason for the violence

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