"Fist of the North Star" prequel was previously adapted into a 2006 series
Manga magazine Comic Zenon is set to announce plans for a new TV anime adaptation of Buronson, Nobuhiko Horie, and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star prequel, Fist of the Blue Sky, scheduled to start on Tokyo MX in April. The 2001-2010, 22-volume series was previously adapted into a 26-episode TV anime by TV Asashi in 2006.
The magazine has also announced a new Souten no Ken Re: Genesis manga with Hiroyuki Yatsu writing and Hideki Tsuji illustrating. Buronson supervises.
Gutsoon, who started releasing the series in English, described it:
It is just before WWII, Kasumi Kenshiro hides as a quiet, absent-minded professor teaching literature at a small women's college in Tokyo. Once the 62nd Grand Master of Hokuto Shinken, "God Fist of the North Star," and known has Yan Wang, or "the King of Death," who preserved the peace in the "City of Devils." A fighter of thugs and drug dealers, Kasumi seeks anonymity and a quiet life until the death of his lover, and former brothers, forces him to return to Shanghai to fulfill his destiny and avenge the deaths of his associates.
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