Akira Kamiya to Return in 2013 DD Fist of the North Star

posted on 2013-02-24 01:00 EST by Sarah Nelkin
Kenshiro's original voice was not in earlier 2011 anime version

Voice actor Akira Kamiya (Case Closed's Kogoroh, Kinnikuman's Kinnikuman) will return for the 2013 DD Hokuto no Ken (DD Fist of the North Star) anime. He had not returned to the 2011 anime version. The upcoming anime celebrates the 30th anniversary of Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's Fist of the North Star manga.

The anime is an adaptation of the gag manga of the same title that has been running in Coamix's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine since 2010. Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket) is directing the series.

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."

The new anime will begin airing in Japan this spring.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: Comic Natalie reports that Kamiya will play Ryūken, while Shinnosuke Tachibana will play Kenshirō. Kazuya Ichijou will play Raoh, Tomokazu Seki will play Toki, Yui Horie will play Yura, Shūta Morishima will play Bat, M A O will play Lin, Ryotaro Okiayu will play Shin, and Shocker O-no will narrate.

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