Curse of the Colonel (カーネルサンダースの呪い Kāneru Sandāsu no Noroi?) refers to an urban legend regarding a reputed curse placed on the Japanese Kansai-based Hanshin Tigers baseball team by deceased KFC founder and mascot Colonel Harland Sanders.
The curse was said to be placed on the team because of the Colonel's anger over treatment of one of his store-front statues, which was thrown into the Dōtonbori River by celebrating Hanshin fans following their team's victory in the 1985 Japan Championship Series. As is common with sports-related curses, the Curse of the Colonel was used to explain the team's subsequent 18-year losing streak. Some fans believed the team would never win another Japan Series until the statue had been recovered
So, is this curse the reason the Colonel is featured or at least mentioned in anime?
It sure seems that way.
>putting Colonel Sanders in their anime
Trigger's first anime and they've already sold out, fucking wow
>implying they didn't just do it for the lulz