Fist of the North Star 2 (TV)

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Alternative title:
Hokuto no Ken 2 (Japanese)
北斗の拳2 (Japanese)
북두의 권 2기 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Set several years after the original series, Kenshiro returns to the battlefield when his former travelling companions Bat and Lin, now leaders of the Hokuto Army, are at war with the corrupt Celestial Empire controlled by Jakoh. Kenshiro faces against the masters of Gento Koken, who are being coerced to do Jakoh's evil bidding. The setting later changes to the ancient Land of Shura, the birthplace of the Hokuto, Nanto and Gento styles, where Kenshiro must face agaisnt the masters of the Hokuto Ryuken style, a style derived from the same clan as Kenshiro's Hokuto Shinken.
User Ratings: 139 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 24 votes (sub:18, dub:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
2 Italian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 17 votes (sub:15, ?:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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 Very good: 26 votes (sub:20, raw:1, dub:1, others:4
3 Italian dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Good: 28 votes (sub:25, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 19 votes (sub:13, dub:3, others:3
2 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:3, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 360 users, rank: #2237 (of 6769)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.259 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.1097, rank: #1903 (of 6780)
Weighted mean: 7.154 (Good), rank: #2020 (of 6780) (seen all: 7.45 / seen some: 6.35 / won't finish: 3.34)
Bayesian estimate: 7.185 (Good+), rank: #1749 (of 5103)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 43
Episode titles: We have 43
Vintage: 1987-03-13 to 1988-02-18
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Tough Boy" by TOM*CAT
Ending Theme:
#01: "Love Song" by TOM*CAT (eps 01-42)
#02: "Yuria...Forever" by Crystal King (ep 43)
Insert song:
"Ai o Torimodose!!" (愛をとりもどせ!!) by Crystal King (ep 43)
"Kareta Daichi" (枯れた大地) by Akira Kamiya (ep 22)
"Kill the Fight" by Masato Shimon (eps 13,15,19,33)
"Silent Survivor" by Kodomo Band (ep 43)
"Wind & Rain" by Masato Shimon (eps 12,36)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Fist of the North Star: The TV Series - The Complete Series Collection (DVD 1-4) 2014-03-25 (from $79.94)
    Fist of the North Star: The TV Series - The Complete Series Collection (Sub.DVD 4) 2011-11-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Toyoo Ashida
Script:
Higashi Shimizu (11 episodes
eps 8, 12, 17, 22-24, 29, 33, 37-38, 42
)

Hiroshi Toda (26 episodes
eps 1-3, 5-7, 9-10, 13-15, 18-21, 25, 27-28, 30-31, 34-36, 39, 41, 43
)

Yukiyoshi Ohashi (6 episodes
eps 4, 11, 16, 26, 32, 40
)

Episode Director:
Atsutoshi Umezawa (eps 3, 8)
Hideo Watanabe (5 episodes
eps 2, 9, 17, 23, 29
)

Hiromichi Matano (14 episodes
eps 1, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 19, 24, 27, 31, 33, 36, 40, 43
)

Hisatarou Ooba (ep 38)
Johei Matsuura (7 episodes
eps 6, 14, 20, 25, 30, 35, 42
)

Jun Fukuda (ep 10)
Masahisa Ishida (7 episodes
eps 7, 13, 18, 22, 28, 34, 39
)

Masayuki Akehi (ep 11)
Nobutaka Nishizawa (ep 15)
Renji Kawabata (eps 4, 11, 15)
Toshihiko Arisako (5 episodes
eps 21, 26, 32, 37, 41
)

Music: Nozomi Aoki
Original Manga:
Buronson
Tetsuo Hara
Character Design: Masami Suda
Art Director: Nobuto Sakamoto
Art:
Chisato Sagawa (eps 4, 8, 13)
Fumi Kanegawa (ep 17)
Hiroshi Matsumoto (4 episodes
eps 18, 22, 25, 28
)

Katsuhisa Kobayashi (ep 9)
Kenji Matsumoto (13 episodes
eps 7, 10, 12, 15-16, 20, 24, 26, 30-36 even, 40
)

Kyouko Nakayama (eps 5, 19)
Masao Ichigaya (16 episodes
eps 1, 3, 11, 14, 21, 23, 27-37 odd, 38-39, 41, 43
)

Teiichi Akashi (ep 6)
Yōko Motomiya (ep 2)
Yoshito Watanabe (ep 42)
Animation Director:
Hirohide Shikishima (6 episodes
eps 2, 9, 17, 23, 29, 39
)

Hironobu Saitō (4 episodes
eps 10, 16, 28, 41
)

Hirotoshi Kaneko (4 episodes
eps 4, 12, 22, 33
)

Hiroyuki Yamada (ep 17)
Junichi Hayama (7 episodes
eps 6, 14, 19, 24, 30, 36, 42
)

Kiyotoshi Aoi (7 episodes
eps 3, 11, 18, 25, 32, 37, 43
)

Masaki Kudo (ep 38)
Masami Suda (5,13,20,26,35)
Nobuhiro Masuda (ep 7)
Noriyoshi Yamazaki (7 episodes
eps 1, 8, 15, 21, 27, 34, 40
)

Yuki Kinoshita (ep 31)
Executive producer:
Tadashi Oka
Yoshinobu Nakao
Producer: Yoshio Takami

Audio Director: Kanji Fukunaga
Finish Animation: Fumie Kurihara (6 episodes
eps 20, 24, 29, 33, 39, 42
)

In-Between Animation: Hitoyuki Matsui (ep 23)
Insert Song Arrangement: Kimio Mizutani
Insert Song Composition: Masato Shimon
Insert Song Lyrics: Reo Rinozuka
Insert Song Performance: Masato Shimon
Key Animation:
Junichi Hayama (5 episodes
eps 14, 19, 24, 30, 36
)

Masami Suda (5 episodes
eps 5, 13, 20, 26, 35
)

Shigeki Kuhara (31)
Music Selection: Hideyuki Tanaka
Production manager: Yoshiro Sugawara
Sound Effects: Michihiro Ito
Theme Song Arrangement:
Ken Yajima (ED)
Tsuyoshi Ujiki (OP)
Theme Song Composition: Tom (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics: Tom
Theme Song Performance: Tom
Akira Kamiya as Kenshiro

Daisuke Gouri as Akashachi (6 episodes
eps 14, 16, 18-19, 26, 28
)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Falco (eps 5-15)
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Shachi (eps 16-22, 24-38)
Keiichi Nanba as Bat (eps 1-15, 42-43)
Ken Yamaguchi as Ein (eps 4-12)
Kenji Utsumi as Kaiou (eps 24-43)
Kōhei Miyauchi as Jukei (12 episodes
eps 19-22, 24-27, 35-36, 39-40
)
Kouji Totani as Han (eps 17-20)
Masako Katsuki as Leia (15 episodes
eps 17-22, 24-25, 27-29, 34, 37-39
)
Nozomu Sasaki as Tao (14 episodes
eps 16-18, 20-22, 24-25, 27-28, 34, 37-38, 40
)
Shigeru Chiba as
Jakou (eps 1-13)
Kuroyasha (eps 30, 34-42)
Narrator
Shinji Ogawa as Hyou (eps 22, 24-43)
Takeshi Aono as Rihaku (14 episodes
eps 1-4, 6-7, 9-15, 43
)
Yoshino Takamori as Lui (eps 11-15)

Aiko Konoshima as Hokuto Spirit (eps 38, 41)
Akiko Tsuboi as Kaioh's Mother (ep 39)
Arisa Andou as Airi (ep 5)
Atsushi Ii as
Coyote (eps 31-32)
Joseph (eps 8, 11-13)
Banjou Ginga as
Buzori (ep 4)
Executioner (ep 1)
Narrator (ep 1)
Souther (ep 43)
Daisuke Gouri as Hazu Harn (eps 5-7)
Gara Takashima as Sayaka (eps 30-32)
Hiroyuki Satou as Asura (ep 42)
Ikuya Sawaki as
Asura (ep 20)
Beron (ep 8)
Muhari (ep 2)
Page (ep 16)
Juuji Matsuda as
Nameless Asura (eps 14-15)
Pirate (ep 14)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Rei (ep 43)
Katsuji Mori as
Jūkei (young; ep 26)
Shū (ep 43)
Katsumi Toriumi as Toki (young; ep 24)
Kazuhiko Kishino as Kosem (eps 21-22)
Kazumi Tanaka as
Asura (eps 25, 31, 42)
Boro (ep 15)
Centipede A (ep 23)
Nagato (eps 24, 27, 33)
Pirate B (ep 18)
Kazuo Oka as
Large Asura (ep 23)
Zarji (eps 1, 3)
Ken Yamaguchi as
Asura (ep 32)
Gameleo (ep 25)
Kenji Utsumi as Raoh (5 episodes
eps 9-10, 19, 21, 40
)
Kimitoshi Yamamoto as
Asura (eps 30, 34)
Jun (ep 3)
Kōhei Miyauchi as Old Red Dragon (ep 2)
Kōichi Kitamura as Petero (ep 33)
Kouichi Yamadera as
Asura (eps 30, 32)
Villager (ep 23)
Kouji Totani as
Ren (ep 8)
Ryuuken (ep 26)
Zebra (ep 40)
Kōzō Shioya as
Asura (ep 16)
Boss Asura (ep 34)
I. (ep 1)
Kumiko Kawasaki as Nene (ep 3)
Kuniko Koguchi as Myuu (eps 9-15)
Masaaki Ohkura as Kaiō (young; eps 39-40)
Masaharu Satō as
Gunshō (ep 37)
Kaijin (ep 17)
Old Jeweler (ep 30)
Pirate (eps 28-29)
Refugee (ep 33)
Samot (eps 40-41)
Sancho (ep 24)
Taiga (eps 7, 9-14)
Xiè (ep 22)
Masaru Ikeda as Bask (ep 3)
Masashi Hironaka as Rock (eps 22-24)
Masato Hirano as
Asura (6 episodes
eps 27, 31, 33-34, 37, 42
)

Bounty Hunter A (ep 8)
Pige (ep 16)
Pirate A (ep 18)
Zorba (eps 1, 3)
Michihiro Ikemizu as
Cain (ep 31)
Soria (ep 5)
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Asura (eps 29, 34, 42)
Bruce (ep 22)
Centipede B (ep 23)
Franco (ep 24)
G. (ep 1)
Hokuto Pupil (ep 26)
Royal Guard (ep 26)
Saiya (eps 10-13)
Mie Suzuki as Bat (young; ep 43)
Mika Doi as Ōka (ep 41)
Nobuo Tobita as
Haru (eps 1-2)
Raoh (young; eps 24, 39)
Noriko Uemura as Old Woman (ep 32)
Ryo Horikawa as
Chain (ep 21)
Hyō (young; 5 episodes
eps 24, 27, 35-36, 40
)

José (ep 24)
Ryouichi Tanaka as Joe (ep 1)
Sakae Kawakita as Asuka's Mother (ep 8)
Saori Suzuki as
Asuka (eps 8, 11-13)
Tetsu (ep 33)
Seiko Nakano as Yomu (ep 33)
Shigeru Chiba as
Kujin (ep 24)
Old Boro (eps 17, 19)
Taiki Matsuno as Johann (eps 22-23)
Takaya Hashi as Toki (ep 43)
Tesshō Genda as Shouki (eps 5-6, 9)
Tetsuo Mizutori as Geira (ep 4)
Toku Nishio as Silver Spear (ep 17)
Tomiko Suzuki as Lin (young; ep 43)
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Alf (eps 15-16)
Pirate (ep 14)
Toshiko Fujita as Mamiya (eps 5-6)
Toshio Furukawa as Shin (ep 43)
Unshou Ishizuka as Bounty Hunter B (ep 8)
Yasuo Tanaka as
Barona (ep 3)
Buron (ep 21)
Hokuto Elder (ep 41)
Yasurō Tanaka as Barona 
Yonehiko Kitagawa as Old Man (ep 18)
Youko Kawanami as Rock's Mother (ep 23)
Yousuke Akimoto as Boltz (eps 7, 9-10)
Yu Shimaka as
Arunai Asura (ep 18)
Gil Harn (eps 5-7)
Gyōko (ep 32)
Yuji Mikimoto as
Asura (ep 30)
Bartender (ep 2)
Yuka Ohno as Boy (ep 32)
Yukimasa Kishino as Pirate (ep 14)
Yukitoshi Hori as
Asura (ep 28)
Gammon (ep 23)
Instructor (ep 40)
Yuko Minaguchi as Mamu (ep 1)
Yuriko Yamamoto as
Shume (ep 41)
Yuria (eps 4, 6, 43)
Yūsaku Yara as
Geld (ep 2)
Kaiser (eps 15-17)
Yutaka Shimaka as
Arunai Asura (ep 18)
Gill Harn (eps 5-7)
Gyōko (ep 32)

Hirohiko Kakegawa (eps 29, 37)
Hiroyuki Satou (ep 29)
Japanese companies
Animation: Toei Animation
Development: Toei Chemical Industry
Finish Animation:
GOODS (ep 38)
Monsieur Onion (ep 23)
Studio DEEN (5 episodes
eps 3, 6, 14, 19, 23
)

Suzuki Animation Planning (ep 41)
Photography:
Sanko Production (ep 38)
Sankou Production (ep 38)
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Effects: E&M Planning Center
special effects: Marix
English staff
English cast
Music: Mel Lewis

Voice Direction: William Winckler
English companies
Broadcaster: Nippon Golden Network (Broadcast w\ JP dialogue\Eng. subtitles, circa late 80s)
Internet Streaming: FUNimation Entertainment
Licensed by: Discotek Media
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Bruno Cattaneo
Alessio Cigliano as Ken Hokuto

Alessio Cigliano as Bart Adulto (1st voice)
Ambrogio Colombo as
Hyo (1st voice)
Kaio
Daniela Caroli as
Lynn
Mamiya
Massimo Milazzo as Bart Adulto (2nd voice)
Massimo Pizzirani as
Falco
Hyo (2nd voice)

Bruno Cattaneo as Jako
Daniela Caroli as Laya (2nd voice)
Gabriele Carrara as Jukei
Marcello Mandò as Rihaku
Marco Mete as
Hain
Sorya
Massimo Milazzo as
Hork
Tiger
Monica Ward as
Lady Sayaka
Laya (1st voice)
Italian companies

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