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Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis Anime Reveals Promo Video, Visuals (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Series premieres on April 2 on Amazon Prime, on April 9 on TV

The official website for Fist of the Blue Sky Regenesis, the new television anime of Buronson, Nobuhiko Horie, and Tetsuo Hara's Souten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky) manga, revealed a promotional video, key visual, and character visuals on Friday. The video previews the opening theme song "Sōten no Hate ni" (To the Ends of the Blue Sky) performed by AK-69.

The anime will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Japan on April 2 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively April 3 morning). The anime will then premiere on April 9 at 12:30 a.m. (effectively April 10 morning) on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS Fuji. In addition, the series will have an advance screening event for the first three episodes at Independent Theater 2nd in Osaka on March 18. A special television program for the anime, which will be the fourth part of the 35th anniversary project for the Fist of the North Star franchise, will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS Fuji on April 2 at 24:30 (effectively April 3 at 12:30 a.m.).

As previously announced, Kouichi Yamadera returns to the lead role of Kenshiro Kasumi, after also starring in the previous Fist of the Blue Sky television anime in 2006.

The main cast also includes:

Takehito Koyasu as Liú Fēi-Yàn

Sumire Uesaka as Erika Arendt

Setsuji Satoh as Yasaka

Yumi Touma as Pān Yù-Líng

Nobuyuki Hiyama as Yè

Akeno Watanabe as Yè Zi-Yīng

Ryotaro Okiayu as Charles de Guise

Atsuki Tani as Pān Guāng-Lín

Yoshio Kazumi (Ajin episode director) is directing the anime at Polygon Pictures, and Satoshi Ozaki supervising and writing the series scripts. Kazuma Teshigahara (Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind) and Hiromi Satō are designing the characters.

Uesaka performs the ending theme song "Inori no Hoshizora" (Starry Night of Prayer).

Buronson and Horie wrote the Fist of the Blue Sky manga, with art by Hara. The manga is a prequel to the Fist of the North Star manga. Fist of the Blue Sky launched in the debut issue of Shinchosha's Weekly Comic Bunch magazine 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.

Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine launched a new manga in the franchise titled Sōten no Ken: Re:Genesis in October. Buronson is credited with editorial supervision, Hara is credited with the original work, Hiroyuki Yatsu is writing the scripts, and Hideki Tsuji is drawing the manga.

Update: Added more cast members and visuals, corrected previously posted visuals, and embedded key visual.

Sources: Comic Natalie, MoCa News

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