Souten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky), prequel to Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star), is set primarily in Shanghai during the 1930’s. The series centers around the 62nd successor of the Hokuto Shinken style, Kenshiro Kasumi, the namesake and predecessor of Fist of the North Star‘s own Kenshiro.
So, here we have it, episode 01 of the Souten no Ken anime straight from the Japanese uncensored DVD releases, bringing back all the blood and gore required in Hokuto legacy – and extra episodes along with that! Not only do the episodes contain about 5 minutes of extra footage each, while the TV broadcast was cut short at 22 episodes, the DVDs contain an extra 5 episodes for your viewing pleasure!
To wrap up, a huge amount of thanks must be passed on to LoverofHokuto, whose dedication and forgiving nature made this release, and many future releases, possible. He is truly a great Peng-You! Also, a big thank you to Makoto for his great translations. None of this would be possible without you two! =P
So get downloading below, and tune in early next week for #02 as we follow Kasumi Kenshiro in his journey as the future of Hokuto Shinken unfolds.
xVid only for now, but x264 releases will be produced if demand is met. 🙂