DD Fist of the North Star Manga Gets More TV Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The March issue of Monthly Comic Zenon magazine is announcing on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Kajio's DD Fist of the North Star (DD Hokuto no Ken) manga has been green-lit for the 30th anniversary of the original Fist of the North Star manga. 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 2010.
The 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 manga already inspired a DD Hokuto no Ken short anime, as well as an earlier television series of anime shorts that premiered in 2011.
[Via Manga News, Yaraon!]
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