Fist of the Blue Sky Anime Premieres on April 2 on Amazon Prime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The April issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine revealed on Saturday that Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis, the new television anime of Buronson, Nobuhiko Horie, and Tetsuo Hara's Souten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky) manga, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on April 2 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively April 3 morning). The anime will then premiere on April 9 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively April 10 morning) on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS Fuji.
Yoshio Kazumi (Ajin episode director) is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures, and Satoshi Ozaki supervising and writing the series scripts. Kazuma Teshigahara (Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind) and Hiromi Satō are designing the characters.
The artist AK-69 performs the anime's opening theme song "Sōten no Hate ni" (To the Ends of the Blue Sky), while Sumire Uesaka performs the ending theme song "Inori no Hoshizora" (Starry Night of Prayer).
Buronson and Horie wrote the Fist of the Blue Sky manga, with art by Hara. The manga is a prequel to the Fist of the North Star manga. Fist of the Blue Sky launched in the debut issue of Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine in May 2001 and continued until the magazine ceased publication in August 2010. Shinchosha published the series in 22 compiled book volumes. Gutsoon! Entertainment published part of the manga in English graphic novels and in its Raijin Comics anthology.
Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine launched a new manga in the franchise titled Souten no Ken Re: Genesis last October. Buronson is credited with editorial supervision, Hara is credited with the original work, Hiroyuki Yatsu is writing the scripts, and Hideki Tsuji is drawing the manga.