In the new "Weekly Bunch" magazine by Shinchousha publishing, the sequel to "Fist of the North Star" has made its debut. The Sequel is written by the original creators Bu Lonson (script) and Tetsuo Hara (Art).
Named "Souten no ken" - or "The Fist of the Blue Sky" in English, the story takes place in 1935, nearly 64 years before the original story. The main character is Kenshirou, known to be the strongest man in the history of the "Hokuto shin-ken" arts, and uncle to the main character in "The fist of the north star" (who was named after his uncle).
Unlike the post-nuclear world
in the original story, "The Fist of the blue sky" takes place in a non-fictional background in Japan, post Japanese-Russo War. Kenshirou- known as "En-oh" (Hell King); the legendary man who destroyed a criminal cartel single handedly in Shanghai, lives a
simple life as a college teacher in Japan.
The story begins as one of Kenshirou's old friend from Shanghai risks his life to meet him in Japan by boarding on a Manchurian military vessel as a food tester to the Manchurian Emperor, being a poor beggar with no alternative to travel. The Emperor- always fearing the possibility of an assassination, decides to find the legendary "En-oh" to hire him as protection, and orders his men to follow after Kenshirou's old friend in possibilities that he may know something. When finding Kenshirou, the emperor's thugs attempt to kill him instead, in order not to have their jobs as a bodyguard replaced by him. However, Kenshirou brings defeat over the thugs, and quotes the famous phrase "You're Already dead".
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"Weekly Bunch Magazine"
- produced by Coa Magazine and published & distributed by Shinchousha publishing, is the creation of a group of manga artist and related staffs who find recent movements in the manga industry to be unsatisfactory. Staffs include former editors and members of the "Weekly Jump" magazine, as well as voice actor Arika Kamiya.