Fist of the North Star is Getting a New Anime Series

    The legendary series returns.

    Warner Bros. Japan announced the iconic Fist of the North Star / Hokuto no Ken manga by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara is getting a new anime series. This new anime will celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary. 

    The original Fist of the North Star manga was serialized from 1983 to 1988 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. In 1984, a TV anime adaptation began and popularized the franchise. Fist of the North Star influenced and inspired many popular anime and manga works, and the series will make its return.

    New Fist of the North Star Anime Coming Soon

    Warner Bros. Japan sent out a new press release, confirming the return of Fist of the North Star with a new anime. This new anime will have an all-new cast, but further details were not revealed. The company plans on revealing new information at a later date, and a new key visual was unveiled. 

    In the meantime, check out the key visual below via Anime News Network.

    Fist of the North Star Anime Key Visual
    ©Buronson & Tetsuo Hara / Coamix, HOKUTO Committee

    Fist of the North Star fans may also look forward to a physical release of Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star for Nintendo Switch. Developer Imagineer and publisher S2G will release a physical edition of Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star for Nintendo Switch on December 5. The physical release will be available in North America, Europe, and Australia. Pre-orders and exact pricing were not revealed, however. 

    Finally, the Fist of the North Star manga is available to purchase both physically and digitally at VIZ Media. Here’s an overview of the prolific series:

    One day, a wanderer appears out of the wasteland to bring justice to the guilty and hope to the people—a warrior named Ken, a man who bears seven scars upon his chest and holds the secret of a mysterious martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star!

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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