No More Heroes 1.5 is a motion comic bridging the gap between both installments of the No More Heroes video game series. It was released on October 21, 2010 bundled with the Hopper's Edition of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle in Japan. No More Heroes 1.5 was written by Goichi Suda and was reportedly kept secret from even most Grasshopper Manufacture employees during production.
Three years have passed since Travis Touchdown topped the United Assassins Association's leaderboard. Outside Beef Head, five thugs recognize Touchdown as he steps outside the building. Touchdown surprises them with a flurry of beam katana and wrestling throws, slaying each of his challengers. Sometime afterward, a group convenes in Santa Destroy for the unveiling of a statue of Touchdown, thanks to whom Santa Destroy "has never been safer." It is at this gathering that Bishop Shidux, owner of Beef Head and a close friend of Touchdown is threatened by a man in a nearby vehicle. Touchdown is initially unaware that his friends are in danger, however a phone call from mentor Randall Lovikov sparks his attention. Lovikov's attempts to fend off a Mafia attack in Santa Destroy's Gold Town district had failed, and after being shot he contacts Touchdown to warn him of the danger and inform him who is organizing the attacks. Before revealing the identity of this leader however, a Mafioso cuts the phone line and assassinates Lovikov. Shortly afterward, Mafiosos target Touchdown at his motel home, however these assailants, one of whom mimics Touchdown in both appearance and choice of weapon, are defeated as well. A more adept group of hitmen appear on the scene, and after seeing the destruction of Touchdown's statue, one of these men speaks for the group, proclaiming that a battle is beginning with Touchdown, who has "no idea what will happen" to Santa Destroy. The men then flee in a vehicle, with Touchdown in pursuit on foot, however they escape.
- ↑ A Few Scant Details On The No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle Limited Edition. Ishaan. Siliconera. July 18, 2010.
- No More Heroes 1.5 subtitled on YouTube