In this *very* zany take on the dramatic series by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara, the end of the century… wasn't so bad, actually. A *very* special and brave Holy Emperor, Souther, wants to become more "involved" and to be on "friendly terms" with the noble Kenshiro & his posse. *Especially* Kenshiro. Due to his very outgoing nature, he also crashes the homes of his other buddies, often when they *especially* don't want him to show up! Join Souther as he releases his feelings in heart-throbbing, mind-bending confessions, settles complex and engrossing territorial disputes with deep and intricate consequences, enjoys the simple and introspective pleasures of a quiet dinner, and climbs the top of the rough and brutal pyramid that is the idol world - with the help of his best buddies, of course! Maybe even Kenshiro will be there - who knows! By the time it got its anime in 2015, *Strawberry Flavor* had sold over 1 million copies in Japan. The anime was composed of 2-minute long, abridged adaptations of select chapters from the first three volumes. They were placed after the main episodes of *DD Fist of the North Star* season 2. Every volume also contains at least one *gaiden* (side story). These gaiden are drawn in Yukito's (the elder sister of Yukito Imouto) normal artstyle, and expand on characters who did not receive gaiden during the Hokuto Gaiden period in the late 2000's. Gaiden List: Volume 1: Spade, Club & Diamond, Heart Volume 2: Souther Volume 3: Shuren & Huey Volume 4: Fudo Volume 5: Yuda Volume 6: Shin Volume 7: Falco & friends, Ein Volume 8: Ogai Volume 9: Devil Rebirth
It is the year 199X. The world, after being plunged into nuclear war, is now a desert. The rule of law is might makes right. The weak suffer as bandits and warlords do as they please. Chaos runs amok and it seems there is no relief in sight. However, there is one man who stands against that. His name is Kenshiro, and he wields the Chinese martial art Hokuto Shinken - the Divine Fist of the North Star. Join Kenshiro on his journey as he encounters all kinds of people, both friend and foe, as he discovers what his purpose in this wasteland is - to protect those who cannot protect themselves. - [Alternative Official English Translation](https://mangahot.jp/site/works/e_R0001)
The year is 199X. The Earth has been devastated by nuclear war. The seas have dried up and the land is cracked and desolate. Most living things on the planet have become extinct apart from the human race. In this new age violence rules as civilization is lost and the strong rule the weak in a world where food and water are the only thing with value. At this time a mysterious man named Kenshirou appears with his deadly martial art, the 2000 years old Hokuto Shinken. With his deadly style eliminating the evil is he the savior of the new era?
Sanctuary is a political thriller and crime story that featured two childhood friends, Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami, who are ruthlessly struggling to set a new paradigm of living in Japan. However, the two friends took radically different paths (playing Rock Paper Scissors to decide who does what): Akira chose the dark path and joined a Yakuza gang, while Chiaki strived to become the youngest member of the Japanese Diet. Being survivors of the Cambodian killing fields, the two characters developed an unmatched aggression and survival instincts, helping them to achieve their common ultimate goal: making Japan their own sanctuary.
Akira Houjou and Chiaki Asami are childhood friends who have experienced hell and lived to tell about it. They arrive in Japan to attend school, and soon witness the corruption and apathy of the country's population. Enraged, Akira and Asami vow to create a new Japan; a sanctuary with a new form of politics, devoid of corruption, where people are empowered to participate in the politics and future of their country. To accomplish this, Houjou and Asami aim to conquer Japan through two dramatically different routes: the Japanese Diet and the Yakuza. Decided by a game of rock-paper-scissors, Houjou ventures to seize control of the underworld while Asami pursues the position of Prime Minister. is a dark, political thriller that tells the story of these two friends as they attempt to change Japan from the inside out and create their sanctuary. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Tatsumi Karasawa becomes the owner of a host club "Shinjuku Sokai" in only two days. He leads a group of amateurs who aren't afraid of gangsters, police, or so-called "professional" organizations. Without fear, he walks the difficult path leading straight to the top. --- - **Won the 47th Shogakukan Manga Award for General Manga in 2001**
Heat is a crime story featuring a young man named Tatsumi Karasawa who suddenly rises in the criminal world of Shinjuku, Tokyo, and becomes the leader of a group of amateurs who show no reluctance to face police and gangs alike. His successes in the Tokyo underground make a chief and a yakuza boss plot a conspiracy to eliminate him.
(from ebookjapan): Saburo, a new doctor, met a man in downtown Susukino, Sapporo. Saburo sees the life of a fierce doctor in Tetsuro Kokubu, who has suddenly disappeared after having shown great promise for the future due to his competence at a university hospital. The gekiga contains nine heart-wrenching arcs including "The End of Snow," which depicts the past of Kokubu, who established a small clinic in a backstreet of Shinjuku and is called "Dr. Kumahige" by the residents of the town.
Mysterious assassin Mayo, a Japanese man in Malaysia, will kill anyone you want for just five dollars. Of course, he'll kill you for five dollars too, but doesn't that just even the score? With outcast allies at his side and formidable enemies against him, Mayo is the only one who can stop a conspiracy that stretches around the world!
Iba decides to live as Genghis Khan, the "King of Wolves," and while ruling the surrounding countries, he trains his own son, Kublai, to become a military commander with the help of his trusted subordinate, Benkei. However, the facts of history are undeniable, and the year of Khan's death (1227) is approaching!! Now, the most powerful and greatest enemy appears in front of them!! Before reading this read "King of Wolves"!! (From the back of the book)
A bright-spirited young historical scholar, Iba, disappears while on a lone expedition to study the ancient Silk Road. A year later his girlfriend, Kyoko, sets out for the Silk Road in order to find clues that will help to unravel the mystery of Iba's disappearance. When she arrives, she finds the charm she gave Iba for protection and moments later she is sucked into a black vortex and loses consciousness. Kyoko awakes to find herself in a very different place and discovers that Iba is not only alive but is a warrior-slave under the reign of Genghis Khan in 13th century Mongolia! At last, when Iba and Kyoko reunite, they find that there are a series of events, crueler than the ones they have already endured, awaiting them…
The gangsters of the gloomy country x bureaucrats who ignite Japan!! The "violence" and "power" of this country released by Sho Fumimura x Ryoichi Ikegami of "Sanctuary"!! Kill the instigators of the Okinawa independence movement and sniper Chinese soldiers at the Senkaku. Encourage a revival of the Okinawa gangsters dominated by the Chinese mafia. On the other hand, Kai Kozu, who leads the public security special mission group "BEGIN". He wants to make Okinawa a battlefield for Japan to survive…!?
Similar to Sanctuary, Odyssey is another story on thought-provoking political revolution. This time the theater is international, as a group of young government elites execute their secret plan to raise Japan as the economic and military superpower in the Far East. How will they carry out their objectives? Is it through a new military presence, or through Japan's economic know-how? How will the U.S. respond to Japan's new "independence," and will the political and economic figures in control of Japan now let these young elites re-shape their world?
Taking place in 1930s Japan and China, Kasumi Kenshiro (the uncle of the lead from Hokuto no Ken) is forced to leave his teaching job and settle an old gang rivalry with the help of his martial arts. Along the way, he meets the son of one his triad buddies, an old flame, and a mysterious old man who teaches him new techniques which will assist him in his quest.
Yuka Katsuragi, a beautiful TV news reporter, has attracted the affections of a Yakuza thug, Katsuji Yashima, who travels with his brother all the way to Spain to find her, only to have his affections rebuffed by Yuka. A terrible earthquake hits, and Katsuji, his brother, and Yuka, along with four high-schoolers in Spain on a field trip, all fall deep underground. While trapped below the surface, they encounter a mysterious old woman who reveals to them prophecies that the wealthy nation of Japan will meet the same demise as the once-prosperous city of Carthage. Katsuji and the others insult the old woman, who then sends them to see the world of the future with their own eyes, a future of desolation and death…
The story is loosely based on the Three Kingdoms period, using both real and original characters and events from the historical period in Chinese history and folklore of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
The story is loosely based on the Three Kingdoms period, using both real and original characters and events from the historical period in Chinese history and folklore of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. (Source: MU)
**"In the year 199X… The world was NOT engulfed by the flames of nuclear war!"** Bat is your ordinary college student, working several part-time jobs to get by. But all that changes once his friend, Lin, brings in a man named Kenshiro to work at his convenience store. Bat quickly grows to hate Kenshiro - but unfortunately for him, that's just the beginning of many wacky adventures… And all he can do is retort! This is a chibi gag manga of Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken). Taking place in a world where the apocalypse didn't happen, all the characters have relatively normal lives. The martial artists are all drawn Design Deformed (or DD), while most other characters look normal. However, this can be enjoyed both on its own and as a companion piece to the original Fist of the North Star! **Note:** [Was up for consideration for localization by SMA.](https://www.manga-audition.com/comic-zenon/dd-hokuto-no-ken-by-kajio/) However, SMA has stopped all attempts at localizing manga after December 2016.
Taking place in 1930s Japan and China, Kenshiro Kasumi (the uncle of Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star) is forced to leave his teaching job and settle an old gang rivalry with the help of his martial arts. Along the way, he meets the son of one his triad buddies, an old flame, and a mysterious old man who teaches him new techniques which will assist him in his quest.
A deeper look at the childhood and history of Jagi, one of the four Hokuto brothers, and an important villain in the original Hokuto no Ken manga.
The story is a spin-off prequel to the original Hokuto no Ken. It centers around Garuda who practices the Nanto Shinchou Ken style of martial arts. In the manga he will fight the five Nanto Goshasei members, impress Rihaku and provide a chance for Kenshiro and Yuria to unite.
A one-shot story about Kenshiro's sifu Ryuken and also the other adoptive brothers. Elaborates on how he chose the Hokuto Shinken successor and the events related to it.