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Fist of the North Star Gets New Anime Adaptation

Fist of the North Star Gets New Anime AdaptationYou wa shock! Big news today for fans of the mega-franchise Fist of the North Star. The manga that started it all by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara is getting a new anime adaptation.

That’s the word from Warner Bros. Japan, which is producing the anime. So far, all they’ve announced is that it’ll have a brand-new cast. The news aligns with the 40th anniversary of the manga, which hit the pages of Shonen Jump on September 13, 1983.

The manga ran until 1988 and inspired multiple anime adaptations, including the first series that ran from 1984 to 1987 and a 1986 feature film. There’re also live-action adaptations, OVAs, video games, pachinko machines, musicals and more.

Viz Books releases the original manga in English. Here’s how the describe it:

In a postapocalyptic world, humanity has risen from the ashes of nuclear war, but only to a nightmare of endless suffering. It is a time of chaos. Gangs of savage marauders and warlords rule the broken ruins of civilization, terrorizing and enslaving the survivors. Life has become a brutal struggle for existence and death the only release.

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

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.