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Fruits Basket's Daichi Helms DD Fist of the North Star Anime

posted on 2013-01-24 23:19 EST

Akitaro Daichi is directing the upcoming television anime adaptation of Kajio's DD Fist of the North Star (DD Hokuto no Ken) manga.

Daichi is known for directing the anime dramas Fruits Basket, Now and Then, Here and There, and most recently, Kamisama Kiss. He previously directed other slapstick gag comedies such as Prince Mackaroo, Gag Manga Biyori, and its sequels.

The DD Fist of the North Star manga is set "in the year 199x, mankind was … not engulfed in the flames of nuclear war?

"In the 21st century, the characters of Fist of the North Star are living in peaceful Japan. In particular, Kenshirō is a convenience store worker, Raoh works at a factory, and wracked by illness, Toki is looking for work. The legend of the Fighting NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) North Star begins in the modern day."

Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web posted more images of the characters in higher resolution.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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