Sentai Filmworks Licenses DD Fist of the North Star Spinoff Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Gag series debuted in 2013

Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the anime based on Kajio's spinoff manga DD Fist of the North Star (DD Hokuto no Ken). The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.

The series premiered in Japan in April 2013 and Crunchyroll began streaming the series in June 2013.

Sentai Filmworks describes the series:

To be its evangelist, highly trained in the secret martial art of Hokuto Shinken, Kenshiro has achieved such a high level of combat expertise that he can kill a man with his finger. Though these skills may be useful for a wandering man trying to survive the deadly wastelands left behind by nuclear war, they're all but useless in modern day Japan! With an apocalypse that never happened and a less-than-desirable skill set, would-be hero Kenshiro is stuck looking for a job just like every other unlucky person in Japan. And frankly, part time jobs just aren't cutting it. Things start to look up when he stumbles across a vacancy notice at a convenience store, but unfortunately he'll have to deal with two contentious contenders if he wants the job: his own brothers Toki and Raoh, who share the same dilemma as Kenshiro himself.

Tetsuo Hara, the artist from the original Fist of the North Star manga series, participated in the anime as an animation supervisor. Fruits Basket's Akitarō Daichi, who previously directed slapstick comedies such as Prince Mackaroo and Gag Manga Biyori, is helmed the series. Kajio himself directed the earlier anime adaptation of the series in 2011.

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