The official website and Twitter for the upcoming stage play inspired by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's post-apocalyptic action manga series Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star, titled "Legend of the Century's End Thugs," today posted a main visual and character visuals of its six main cast members. Check out hoe the notorious thugs look in the 2017 play after the jump!
99,000-populated Saku-city in Nagano Prefecture announced on July 20 that 70-year-old manga script writer Buroson, best known for his story work for the Hokuto no Ken/Fist of The North Star series, donated 400 million yen (about 3.57 million US dollars) to the city to establish a new scholarship fund for young people. Hit the jump for more details.
Discotek Media continues to fill its catalog with ecclectic titles, and their latest slate of North American home video releases (coming just in time for Halloween) includes shows that are sure to press some fans nostalgia buttons, including the Fist of the North Star TV series and True Tears on Bluray as well as Magical Canan, The Adventures of The Little Prince, and Chargeman Ken! on DVD. Hit the jump to learn more.
An on-going Twitter campaign for the upcoming Fist of the North Star stage play lets fans picks which nonsense phrases they want the thugs of Raoh's army to shout while dying horribly on-stage. Hit the jump to get all the gory details.
It is confirmed today that a stage play based on Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's post-apocalyptic action manga series Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star is scheduled to be performed in Tokyo this September. As the title "Legend of the Century's End Thugs" suggests, the stage play will focus on the thugs of the Raoh army, instead of the main characters. Hit the jump for more details.
At a promotional event in Tokyo scheduled for May of 2017, Kisenosato Yutaka, the 72nd yokozuna of the sumo wrestling world, will be transformed through costume into Raoh, the King of Fists, from Tetsuo Hara and Buronson's classic post-apocalyptic martial arts manga and anime, Fist of the North Star. Hit the jump to learn more.
Which anime and manga characters would you not want to hang out with? Visitors to Goo Ranking chose the JUMP manga stars they don't want in their circle of friends. How do their thoughts match up with yours? Hit the jump for the top ten!
Japans's Nippon Professional Baseball opens its season on March 31st, and to prepare, the Central League's Hiroshima Toyo Carp has revealed their latest pop culture collaboration. Fist of the North Star hero Kenshiro bats and adversary Raoh pitches, with the slogan "hard ball" on t-shirts and towels in the team's red uniform color. More after the jump.
Suntory, a Japanese brewing and distillery company, is teaming up with ultra-violent manga / TV anime Fist of the North Star for a wacky promotional campaign entitled "Hokuto no En" ("Feast of the North Star") that includes a smart phone app that allows customers to transform themselves into post-apocalyptic goons and to share a beer with Kenshiro. Hit the jump to learn more.
Live a life of no regrets in the work place by putting the Ken-oh on around your neck. Character goods maker Kotobukiya has introduced a line of five neckties inspired by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson's martial arts epic Fist of the North Star, on sale starting this weekend at 8640yen each for Jagi royal crest, Ken-oh Army royal crest, Raoh small pattern, paisley (with subtle Kenshiro, Raoh, and Toki) and zako marauder designs.
Berserk's home manga magazine Young Animal recently ran a joint conversation with Berserk's Kentaro Miura and Tetsuo Hara, artist on the classic Fist of the North Star and the current Ikusa no Ko - Oda Saburou Nobunaga-den. For the feature, the two swapped drawing the other's lead. Get a look after the jump.
The Hanshin Tigers, a Japanese professional baseball team, are teaming up with post-apocalyptic martial arts manga / TV anime Fist of the North Star for a special collaboration that will include original artwork, character goods, and a special guest appearance by voice actor Shigeru Chiba, who narrates (and plays several characters in) Fist of the North Star. Hit the jump to you wa shock.
In this week's "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we walk slowly through the post-apocalyptic wasteland while pondering what makes Fist of the North Star the grand-daddy of all ultra-violent shōnen action anime. Hit the jump to "hidebuuuuu".