Hokuto no Ken 2

Fist of the North Star 2

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: HNK II
Japanese: 北斗の拳2
English: Fist of the North Star 2
French: KEN 2 Fist of the North Star
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Type: TV
Episodes: 43
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 1987 to Feb 18, 1988
Premiered: Spring 1987
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.561 (scored by 1405014,050 users)
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Ranked: #16512
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Popularity: #3976
Members: 32,150
Favorites: 142


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Episodes: /43


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.


Hokuto no Ken 2 covers chapters 137 to 210 of the manga of the same name.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kamiya, Akira


Utsumi, Kenji


Nanba, Keiichi


Yamamoto, Yuriko


Yamaguchi, Ken


Tominaga, Miina


Utsumi, Kenji


Suzuoki, Hirotaka


Fujita, Toshiko


Horikawa, Ryo


Ashida, Toyoo
Matsuura, Johei
Episode Director
Arisako, Toshihiko
Episode Director
Shimon, Masato
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 43)

Episode Videos


Oct 6, 2023
I loved my time with HNK, so of course I had to check HNK2 out! I was a bit concerned at first due to almost all post-timeskip content being ignored in merch and discussions, but my worries were quickly erased!

HNK2 is a great continuation and conclusion for the series (at least for the anime). If you liked HNK you'll likely enjoy your time with HNK2. Although I preferred the 2nd arc over the 1st one, I still thoroughly enjoyed both due to the fun new characters and further development of the lore. The action is just as great as ever and the music continues to ...
Jun 1, 2024
Mixed Feelings
"Hokuto no Ken 2" is basically more of the same, but a bit better. Animation is better, fights are better and the music is glorious as ever. There is a reason why this manga/seres is considered a cult classic. However, do keep in mind that the story continues its tragic melodrama, for better or worse. Characters are constantly introduced just so we can learn about their tragic past and then they sacrifice themselves for the greater good as we get all teary-eyed while they spew out melodramatic stuff in their last moments. No matter how much I like this story and characters, it got ...
Jun 16, 2024
This was in fact the first bad anime (unlike the first) that i tanked through. IT had absurd and nonsensical plotlines, a lot of campy bits, a bit of fillery and stretchy episodes to connect the bad plotlines, and in general terrible writing. It's not inspired and doesn't really resemble the first. It DOES have it's moments though and those moments are on par with the first.

It has multiple arcs or subplots. Villages defending themselves... a pirate uncle.. a few things going on with Bat and Lin. The story starts out focused on those two but shifts to Ken, and they lay somewhat dormant in ...

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