Burger King Japan wasn't content to sit on the dark side of the color spectrum. It's gearing up to offer a red burger stacked with red cheese.
We're not talking about an undercooked patty with raw meat inside. We're talking about a glowing-red bun, a slice of tomato for dramatic effect and matching bright-red cheese. It's called the Aka Samurai Burger. "Aka" means "red." There's no word on whether you'll need a katana blade to cut it.
The eye-catching red color comes from the use of tomato powder. The hell-burger is decorated with a spicy sauce, of course. Burger King Japan describes it as "angry" sauce.
Not into beef? No problem. There's also an Aka Samurai chicken burger variant. The oddball burgers will debut on menus July 3.
Something about these weird comestibles captures the geek imagination. Let's consider who would want to eat this glaringly red burger. The black burgers are obviously geared for goths and Darth Vader. The scarlet ones seem perfect for Hellboy fans and Melisandre, the Red Priestess from "Game of Thrones." For the night is dark and full of burgers.