News DD Fist of the North Star Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on 2010-12-24 08:05 EST
The February issue of North Stars Pictures' Monthly Comic Zenon magazine is announcing on Saturday that a television anime adaptation of Kajio's DD Fist of the North Star (DD Hokuto no Ken) manga has been green-lit. The television anime will premiere next spring on Kansai TV in Japan. Kajio has been adapting the characters in Buronson and Tetsuo Hara's original post-apocalyptic fighting manga as super-deformed characters since Monthly Comic Zenon's first issue in October.
A previous DD Hokuto no Ken short anime was announced in 2008, but that version was not a television anime. The "DD" stands for "Design Deformation," since the characters are only "two-heads-tall."
Angel Heart and City Hunter creator Tsukasa Hojo posted the cover of Monthly Comic Zenon a day early to note that the next issue will bundle a special Angel Heart DVD.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the Angel Heart news tip.
Update: More background information added.
Update 2: According to the Comic Zenon website, the anime will premiere on January 11. The story 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."
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