Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden Ten no Haoh
Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story
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English: Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story
Synonyms: Ten no Haou: Hokuto no Ken Raou Gaiden
Japanese: 北斗の拳 ラオウ外伝 天の覇王


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Dec 26, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Showgate, Index
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.161 (scored by 36403,640 users)
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Ranked: #29202
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Popularity: #4577
Members: 9,779
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In the wastelands following the great nuclear war, a legend grew of a man. “Hokuto No Ken.” The Fist of the North Star. Master of a legendary fighting technique. A man of impossible strength and endurance. Yet before Ken claimed the title of the Fist, there was another master, trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken, the King of the Fist, the Divine Fist of Heaven. Raoh: the ultimate assassin, the ultimate warrior. This is the story of the world before Fist of the North Star, and how one man took the future of a savage world into his deadly hands and reshaped its destiny. Not as a hero but as a conqueror. For in the mind of the man called Raoh, the only way to save Mankind is to grind it under his giant heel! The greatest battle is about to begin in Legends of the Dark King ~ Fist of the North Star!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Ukaji, Takashi
Matsukaze, Masaya
Nakahara, Mai
Kimura, Akiko
Touchi, Hiroki
Seki, Toshihiko
Fujiwara, Keiji
Matsubara, Daisuke
Taniyama, Kishou
Miyake, Kenta


Abe, Masashi
Aketagawa, Jin
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Foster, Steven
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"Nageki no Endless" by Jealkb

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"Namida no Kawa" by mina☆muse

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Jan 30, 2010
Tuskus (All reviews)
Legends of the Dark King (or more literally translated, Conqueror of the Heavens: Fist of the North Star Raoh Gaiden) is a prequel to Fist of the North Star focused primarily on Raoh building his empire. You could, in theory, watch this short series before you tackle the original hundred episode long series but the story would probably make even less sense; it's just really helpful to know who the characters are. The plot isn't terrible but it is very different from what is normal with Fist of the North Star. While most Fist of the North Star anime is focused on one guy punching read more
Aug 26, 2019
YKIR (All reviews)
It is not difficult to understand what kind of anime it is, it's enough to literally look at the poster to deduce that the story will not be very deep but that there will be a lot of beatings, violence and blood. At first it looked like a heavy and difficult anime to follow but after the second episode I had practically already guessed the goal of the story: to show how much Raou is a badass. Each time he reminds us that if there is an enemy he will destroy him with his fist and every time someone tries to challenge him we already read more
Aug 1, 2017
DesolatePsyche (All reviews)
First things first. My "reviews" system is explained on a blog entry. Which can be found through my profile.

And eh.. should mention again. That my "reviews" will get their so called "true form" in a long run. Whenever I feel satisfied with the format and content. Right now I'll try to simply say what I found enjoyable and what not thus the overall opinion/feel I had of the mentioned anime/manga.


Don't really have much to say regarding this series. I found the story, the prequel of hokuto no ken, the side-story about Raoh just before the main series quite enjoyable. It was simple yet strong. Fun read more

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