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 1353613,536 users)
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Ranked: #15872
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Popularity: #3931
Members: 31,308
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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.


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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kamiya, Akira


Utsumi, Kenji


Nanba, Keiichi


Yamamoto, Yuriko


Tominaga, Miina


Yamaguchi, Ken


Utsumi, Kenji


Suzuoki, Hirotaka


Fujita, Toshiko


Tanaka, Hideyuki


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)


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 ...
Aug 8, 2017
Mixed Feelings
his second Fist of the North Star series is meant to provide further fleshing out of Kenshiro and the Hokuto Shinken fighting style as it explores their origins as Kenshiro reunites with an older Lin and Bat to fend off a new enemy force, before having to rescue an abducted Lin from the Land of Shura, a country that encourages a brutal "survival of the fittest" mentality in raising male warriors.

On the one hand, this series runs at a more shorter length thus it avoids most of the major issues that plagued the first FotNS series with repetitious plot developments and having enough recap episodes. ...
Nov 15, 2023
I'm so glad to be done with Fist of the North Star. A continuation of the original series it is still such a slog to get through having plot holes left and right, boring characters, and being ugly to look at. It may be a classic, but Fist of the North Star should be left in the past.

The original anime was a simple martial arts succession story. Part two makes it overly complicated by adding primogeniture elements through an entirely new country. Arc one is follows the traditions laid out for the first 100 episodes but now everyone is ten years older. Ken returned after ...

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