In 1983, Buronson and Tetsuo Hara took the ninja manga tradition of an elite hero, brought it together with elements of the Bruce Lee kung fu and super powered psychics phenomenons, set in a Mad Max wasteland, and unleashed the seminal martial arts adventure Fist of the North Star. The anniversary has been marked with an "Extreme Edition" collection of the manga, featuring a new chapter and an impressive Sega Lucky Kuji prize lottery.
Kenshiro of Fist of the North Star is doubling up Crunchyroll duties with his starring role in the super-deformed anime spin-off DD Fist of the North Star. The series starts streaming today at 5pm Pacific. More after the jump.
In honor of legendary martial arts manga Fist of the North Star's 30th anniversary, the famously manly shounen series will be spoofed with a super deformed comedy. Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Poyopoyo) directs DD Fist of the North Star this April, with Kenshiro and his brothers contending with a modern Tokyo in which the apocalypse failed to occur. Get a look at the latest promos after the jump.
Manga magazine Comic Zenon has posted a promo for 30th anniversary comedy anime project DD Fist of the North Star. The Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Poyopoyo) directed April anime will feature super deformed versions of the series' legendary martial artists contending with a modern Tokyo in which the apocalypse failed to occur. Get a look after the jump.
Kajio's "Design Deformed" Fist of the North Star spoof manga offers a take on the post-apocalyptic martial arts epic in which the world was not engulfed in nuclear flames in the year 199X. Instead, the FotNS' masters of the world deadliest assassination art must deal with mundane problems. For the new anime adaptation, classic Kenshiro voice Akira Kamiya plays predecessor Ryuken while artist Tetsuo Hara supervises. More after the jump.
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is finally making its European and North American debut this week, with the Musou brawler hitting retail on Xbox 360 and arriving on PSN as a digital download. Check out the launch trailer after the jump.
If the cover of Momoiro Clover Z's upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release is any indication, 2013 is indeed going to be an awesome year for the Weekend Heroines. The cover features the art of none other than Tetsuo Hara, who is best known for his hot-blooded Fist of the North Star art. Check it out after the jump!
Kajio's "Design Deformed" Fist of the North Star spoof manga offers a take on the post-apocalyptic martial arts epic in which the world was not engulfed in nuclear flames in the year 199X. Instead, the FotNS' masters of the world deadliest assassination art must deal with mundane problems. After an earlier OVA anime, the comedy is now spawning a TV series. Get the details after the jump.
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is furiously fist-pummelin' toward a February 5 release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U in North America. If you want to get it on Nintendo's console, though, don't expect to grab it off the shelf, because it's download-only on Wii U. Read on for more!
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 features plenty of playable characters, so naturally there are also plenty of bonus outfits to buy. Some of the latest additions to the wardrobe are a slew of manga costumes for Bat, Kaioh, Hyou, Shachi, Falco, Ein, and Rin. Pics and more past the break.
Tecmo Koei recently released another pair of Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 play videos for us, and this time things are gettin' ugly with Outlaw and Heart. Everyone should particularly enjoy the beautiful, balletic moves of the latter in the clips after the jump.
Plan on picking up Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2? You might want to pre-order at GameStop, as Tecmo Koei announced a special bonus in the form of a DLC costume pack, which includes an extra costume for eight of the playable characters. More after the jump!
Manga magazine Comic Zenon has a nice Christmas treat for Hokuto no Ken fans. Gearing up for 2013's 30th anniversary of the Fist of the North Star, the issue going on sale December 25th will feature a special "Heart of Meet" or "Meat" - the origin of that the obese marauder that takes on Kenshiro in pretty much every version of the splattery martial arts classic. Get a preview after the jump.