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Fist of the Blue Sky Manga Returns in October

posted on by Karen Ressler
Original Fist of the North Star prequel ran from 2001-2010

This year's October issue of Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine confirmed on Friday that the magazine's December issue will launch a new Souten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky) manga series titled Sōten no Ken: Re:Genesis. The issue will ship on October 25.

The Fist of the North Star prequel manga, written by Buronson and Nobuhiko Horie with art by Tetsuo Hara, launched in the debut issue of Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch in May 2001 and continued until the magazine ceased publication in August 2010. Shinchosha published the series in 22 compiled book volumes.

Gutsoon! Entertainment published part of the manga in English graphic novels and in its Raijin Comics anthology. Gutsoon! described the story:

It is just before WWII, Kasumi Kenshiro hides as a quiet, absent-minded professor teaching literature at a small women's college in Tokyo. Once the 62nd Grand Master of Hokuto Shinken, "God Fist of the North Star," and known has Yan Wang, or "the King of Death," who preserved the peace in the "City of Devils." A fighter of thugs and drug dealers, Kasumi seeks anonymity and a quiet life until the death of his lover, and former brothers, forces him to return to Shanghai to fulfill his destiny and avenge the deaths of his associates.

The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime adaptation in 2006.

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