Souten no Ken

Fist of the Blue Sky

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Japanese: 蒼天の拳
English: Fist of the Blue Sky
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2006 to Mar 15, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:40 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: APPP
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.661 (scored by 35763,576 users)
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Ranked: #57412
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Popularity: #5703
Members: 12,055
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A mysterious man known as "the King of Death" roams the streets of pre-war Shanghai in this action-packed prequel to Fist of the North Star.

Shanghai in the 1930s is a dangerous place. Foreign governments and Chinese factions have carved the city into different quarters, each with its own laws and government, and all rife with corruption. As the major powers vie for political control, the streets are left to local gangs. Life is cheap, and death is always near.

In days past, one man walked these mean streets battling the forces of evil. He was known only as Yan Wang, "the King of Death." Few knew who he really was, but many knew that he was a master of Hokuto Shinken - Fist of the North Star - a lethal martial art. He disappeared years ago after dispatching the city's worst gangsters, and is now rumored to be in Japan. Various people have come to Japan in search of him, but who will find him first?


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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamaguchi, Mihiro
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director
Rissen, Hirotoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Imagawa, Yasuhiro
Script, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"Bara ga Saku Bara ga Chiru" by Rina Aiuchi

Ending Theme

1: "Kokoro no Rhythm Tobichiru Butterfly" by Doa (eps 1-12)
2: "Kissing 'til I die" by Jun Manaka (eps 13-??)


Jan 14, 2018
My overall thoughts on this anime: amazing ideas that were poorly executed. Having already watched the original 80's anime Hokuto no Ken, I thought I'd give this one a try. This anime had a lot of potential, as the interaction with the gang wars and the destiny of Hokuto make room for an intricate storyline with complex characterization. However, the anime suffered from a rather sluggish storyline and inconsistent animation quality. I've never read the manga for this series, so perhaps it was better able to achieve what was intended.

Story: 6/10
There were a lot of parts where the anime didn't need to dwell ...
May 9, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Thoughts Before Watching: Hell yeah a prequel to one of the most classic fighting Anime’s of all time hell yeah, maybe ill get to see how cool things where before the nuclear apocalypse and possibly how it all came to be…..especially with updated animation, bring it on!

Thoughts After Watching: Seriously is that it…..scratches head continuously


Well it’s definitely an improvement compared against the 80’s series but the characters and movements / motions feel painfully stiff. As usual the character designs are very templated but that itself is a common trait of this franchise. Sadly another bad thing is this anime has the look of an old ...


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