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Hokuto no Ken 2

Hokuto no Ken 2

Alternative Titles

English: Fist of the North Star 2
Japanese: 北斗の拳2


Type: TV
Episodes: 43
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1987 to Feb 18, 1988
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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In the second series after Raoh has been defeated by Kenshiro a new rival appears. The Gentou Kouken warriors. Falco the successor of the Gentou Kouken takes orders from an evil ruler by the name of Jacko. He claims to be the man chosen by the Tentei and issues orders to his subordinates to capture anyone living in order to build up his Imperial Capital. Kenshiro once again rises out of the shadows and puts an end to his tyrannical ways. Amidst the mayhem Lynn gets captured and gets taken to the land of the Shura where only ruthless fighters exist. Now Kenshiro must pursue the captor and defeat the 3 Rasho of the land in order to escape with his life and with Lynn.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hokuto no Ken
Prequel: Hokuto no Ken
Sequel: Shin Hokuto no Ken

Characters & Voice Actors

Kamiya, Akira
Kamiya, Akira
Utsumi, Kenji
Utsumi, Kenji
Utsumi, Kenji
Utsumi, Kenji
Horikawa, Ryo
Horikawa, Ryo
Ogawa, Shinji
Ogawa, Shinji


Shimon, Masato
Theme Song Performance
Suda, Masami
Character Design
Nozomi, Aoki
Hayama, Junichi
Animation Director

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Dec 23, 2008
First of all, this is a continuation of Hokuto No Ken with a time gap in between, so you would probably want to look at that before this. But, as this is not a plot-based show, it does make sense without having seen the original.

The first half of the story was actually pretty enjoyable, even if very standard. Heroic Rebels overthrow the Evil Emprire, but it's done well and had some suspenseful moments and likeable characters. Falco is one of the more impressive adversaries for Ken and their final duel was good fun. If the story ended at that point, I would have given the read more
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Oct 17, 2008
I watched this series directly following the first series (and assuming the reader of this review has watched the first one as well), so this will be a bit of a comparison between the two.

Firstly, I have to say, that this series was a let down when compared with the original. There are a couple major reasons for this, which are as follows:

1: The story. The story this time around was really unattractive for me. It didn't HAVE to be bad, but I really think it was poorly executed. I should say that the earlier half, story-wise, was going in a good direction. Ken reappeared read more
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Both are sequels to long running shonen anime who held a huge influence in the 1980's. Sadly, both series have the same problems of continuity errors involving the origins of our leading heroes; Kinnikuman & Kenshiro. The strengths of these sequels are their increased budget of animation, less censored violence, manly heroics and a tearjerker farewell.
Lots of retroactive continuity, which just turns out to be awesome. Lutz's gun nomenclature now extends to 1,700 year old guns? Ken has a secret past on an island FULL of badasses? Hell yes.

Opening Theme

"Tough Boy" by TOM★CAT

Ending Theme

#1: "Love Song" by TOM★CAT (eps 1-42)
#2: "Yuria... Eien ni (ユリア…永遠に)" by Crystal King (ep 43)

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