New Fist of the North Star Anime Announced

Fist of the North Star is officially getting a new anime, with the announcement coming as part of the franchise’s 40th anniversary celebration. While no details were revealed, there is a visual teaser for the new project:

Fist of the North Star – New Anime Visual Teaser

Comments from the manga’s author, Buronson:

Forty years ago, I was a little distant from manga and anime because I thought they were two different things. 40 years have passed and today’s animation technology has evolved dramatically. How will these techniques and images be applied to Fist of the North Star? It is also said that this time the main idea is to respect the original work. I’m really looking forward to it.
Everyone’s favorite for 40 years, Fist of the North Star will appear as a new animated work.
I look forward to enjoying it with everyone.

Comment from manga illustrator Tetsuo Hara:

Thank you very much for the new anime adaptation.
I was 20 years old when Fist of the North Star was serialized, and I never dreamed that the day would come when it would celebrate its 40th anniversary and be rewarded with an entirely new anime. Many years have passed since then.
I’m happy to hear that the voice actors are now reading the original story to listen to the characters’ voices and imagine their respective performances.
I look forward to seeing how the paintings I painted with all my heart 40 years ago will be reimagined and brought to life by the production staff who are filled with love for the original work!

Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) is a Japanese manga series written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from 1983 to 1988 and originally collected in 27 volumes under the Jump Comics imprint.

Fist of the North Star received two anime television series from Toei Animation that ran from 1984 to 1988 for a total of 152 episodes. In addition, there are several anime films, a live-action film, OVAS, video games, and a series of spin-offs focusing on other characters from the original story. VIZ Media licensed it in English and they describe the story for its first volume:
One day a wanderer emerges from the wasteland to bring justice to the guilty and hope to the people – a warrior named Ken, a man who bears seven scars on his chest and holds the secret of a mysterious martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the Polar star!

Besides being known for some iconic anime memes, Fist of the North Star is one of the best-selling manga of all time, selling over 100 million copies.

source: Official site
Buronson, Tetsuo Hara, Coamix / Fist of the North Star Production Committee

Hikari Mikadzuki

Bonjour, je m'appelle Hikari ! Je suis une étudiante qui aime colorier et dessiner, lire et écrire. J'aime la musique classique, les bandes sonores et les films (surtout les anime).

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