List of Fist of the North Star episodes
The Fist of the North Star manga by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara was adapted into two animated television series produced by Toei Animation. The original series, simply titled Hokuto no Ken (北斗の拳?), lasted 109 episodes, which aired on Fuji TV from 11 October 1984 to 5 March 1987, adapting the first 136 chapters of the original manga. A sequel series, Hokuto no Ken 2, took over the previous series' time slot and lasted 43 episodes, airing from 12 March 1987 to 18 February 1988, which adapts chapters 137 to 210 (the final chapters of the manga were not adapted).
Fist of the North Star
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"God or Devil?! - The Mightiest Man Who Appeared in Hell!/God or Devil!? The Mightiest Man Appears in Hell."
"Kami ka Akuma ka!? Jigoku ni arawareta saikyō no otoko" (神か悪魔か!? 地獄にあらわれた最強の男)
|October 11, 1984|
|After a long time traveling in the desert, Ken is taken prisoner while wandering into a village looking for water. There, he shares a cell with a young thief named Bat, and befriends his cell guard, an orphaned girl named Lin. Shortly afterwards, a biker gang attacks the village and their leader Zeed takes Lin hostage. Ken breaks out of his cell and defeats Zeed, rescuing Lin. As Ken leaves the village, Bat decides to follow him as his self-appointed sidekick, while Lin stays behind.|
|2||"The Deadly Fist of Lingering Regret! - The Future is Sighted in the Barren Desert!/The Fist of Lingering Regret and Certain Death!! The Future is sighted in the Barren Wasteland!!"
"Hissatsu Zankaiken!! Fumō no Kōya ni ashita o mita!!" (必殺残悔拳!! 不毛の荒野に明日をみた!!)
|October 18, 1984|
|Ken rescues an old man named Smith from Spade, a member of the Four Jacks working for the King organization. The old man seeks to deliver a bag of rice seeds to his village, hoping to harvest them for the future. Ken and Bat take Smith to his village, unaware that Spade and his men are following them. Spade, who lost his eye during his initial encounter with Ken, attacks the village and kills Smith in retaliation. Unable to rescue Smith, an angry Ken kills Spade with a technique that makes their victim feel remorse before dying. After the battle, Ken plants Smith's seed over his grave.|
|3||"In a City Without Light, a Lone Fist Burns! - Furious Death of the Five Exploding Fingers! / In the City Without Light, a Lone Fist Burns! The Furious Death by the Five Exploding Fingers."
"Hikari-naki machi ni koken ga moeta! Bakusatsu Goshi Retsudan" (光なき街に孤拳が燃えた! 爆殺五指烈弾)
|October 25, 1984|
|Bat spots Lin in a truck full of captive villagers being taken to the village of Dorado, which is occupied by the King gang. On their way there, Ken encounters two of the remaining Jacks, Diamond and Club, who are torturing the villagers of Dorado. With Bat's help, Ken is reunited with Lin.|
|4||"The Bloody Cross Attacks! - Secret Technique, Death by Soft Strikes! / Attack the Bloody Cross! The Secret Technique, Death by Soft Strikes."
"Braddi Kurosu o ute!! Hiken Jūhazan" (ブラッディクロスを撃て!! 秘拳·柔破斬)
|November 1, 1984|
|Ken learns that the other prisoners transported with Lin are being held in a separate prison camp in a nearby valley. Ken manages to break the imprisoned villagers free, but they're all killed in an ambush led by Mr. Heart, the last of the Four Jacks. While Heart's excess flesh proves resistant to his attacks, Ken eventually uses a techniques which penetrates through his body. From his battle with Heart, Ken learns a vital clue to the identity of King.|
|5||"Can the Flames of Love Burn in Hell? - You Are Already Dead!! / Can the Flames of Love Burn in Hell? You Don't Even Know You’re Already Dead!!"
"Jigoku ni saku ka ai no honō. Omae wa mō shinde iru!!" (地獄に咲くか愛の炎·おまえはもう死んでいる!!)
|November 8, 1984|
|Having learned that King is none other than his old friend turned nemesis Shin, Ken remembers how a year ago Shin defeated him in combat, engraved the seven scars on his chest, and kidnapped his fiancee Yuria. Ken arrives at a local castle where Shin was said to be staying, only to find Shin's right-hand man Joker, who reveals that Shin and his gang has already left the castle, taking Yuria with him. Joker escapes and sets the castle ablaze with Ken inside, but Ken manages to escape, swearing to find Shin.|
|6||"Search Order from Satan. - Find the Man with the Seven Scars. / The Devil's Hit list. Find the Man With the 7 Scars!"
"Akuma no tehaisho. Nanatsu no kizu no otoko o nerae!" (悪魔の手配書 七つの傷の男を狙え!)
|November 15, 1984|
|Ken and his friends arrive at an oasis under the surveillance of God's Army, a fanatical military group composed of former special forces members. Ken becomes a target for this group after Ken kills one of their security officers in battle.|
|7||"Villains! - Shall We Have a Countdown to Death? / Villains! How About Counting Down to Your Own Death?!"
"Akutō domo! Shi e no Byōyomi yatte miru kai" (悪党ども! 死への秒よみやってみるかい)
|November 22, 1984|
|God's Army conduct a full-scale manhunt for Kenshiro. When the search team begins to execute random villagers to lure him, Ken allows himself to be captured in order to infiltrate their training facility. There, he faces against the army's drill instructor, the Mad Sarge.|
|8||"Strike the Hidden Power Point! - No Requiem for the Wicked! / Strike the Hidden Power Point! There’s No Requiem for the Wicked."
"Keiraku Hikō o tsuke! Akutō domo ni chinkonka wa nai" (経絡秘孔を突け! 悪党どもに鎮魂歌はない)
|November 29, 1984|
|Ken penetrates the headquarters of God's Army and confronts their leader, the Colonel, a deluded follower of Shin who has mastered the art of Nanto Muonken.|
|9||"Villains! - Say Your Prayers Before You Die! / Villains! Finish Your Prayers Before You Die!"
"Akutō domo! Shinumae ni inori o sumasero!!" (悪党ども! 死ぬ前に祈りをすませろ!!)
|December 6, 1984|
|Ken and his friends visit a village where the young men and women are offered as slaves to Madam Patra, a local sorceress who controls the village's water supply.|
|10||"The Raging Flame Reverse Flow Punch! - There Are Too Many Who Must Die! / Inverse Raging Fire Punch! There are Too Many Who Deserve to Die!!"
"Rekka Gyakuryūken! Shisubeki Yatsura ga Ōsugiru!!" (烈火逆流拳! 死すべき奴が多すぎる!!)
|December 13, 1984|
|Ken ventures into Patra's lair at Dragon God Mountain to save the young villagers. There he faces Patra's partner Dragon, a firebreather who attempts to coerce Ken to his side.|
|11||"Villains! - Listen to the Blues of Hell! / Villains!! Listen to the Blues of Hell!!"
"Akutō domo!! Jigoku no Burūsu o kike!!" (悪党ども!! 地獄のブルースを聞け!!)
|December 20, 1984|
|Ken and his companions meet Taki, an old friend of Bat. Taki takes them to his home village where Auntie Toyo, an elderly woman who takes care of orphaned and abandoned children, is trying to dig a well. Unaware to him, the Warriors biker gang led by Jackal have followed Ken, seeking to claim Toyo's village as their new turf.|
|12||"I Am Death! I'll Chase You to the Ends of Hell! / I am Death Itself!! I'll Chase You to the Ends of Hell!!"
"Ore wa Shinigami!! Jigoku no Hate made Oitsumete yaru!!" (俺は死神!! 地獄の果まで追いつめてやる!!)
|January 10, 1985|
|After Toyo is killed by Jackal, Ken leaves Bat and Lin to watch over Toyo's orphans while he pursues Jackal's gang. While searching for clues to Jackal's destination, Ken encounters Fox, Jackal's right-hand man.|
|13||"Rakan Nioh Ken! - Once Unleashed, There's No Holding Back! / Arhat Deva Fist! Once Released There's No Stopping It!!"
"Rakan Niōken! Ugokidashitara mō tomaranai!!" (羅漢仁王拳! 動きだしたらもう止まらない!!)
|January 17, 1985|
|Ken chases Jackal to the ruins of Villainy Prison, where only the most vicious of criminals are imprisoned. Hoping to defeat Ken, Jackal releases the Devil's Rebirth, a giant demon-like killer who has mastered the forbidden art of the Arhat Deva Fist.|
|14||"A Miserable Age! - Good People Die So Young! / A Miserable Era! The Good Die So Young!!"
"Fukō na jidai da! Zennin hodo hayajini suru!!" (不幸な時代だ! 善人ほど早死にする!!)
|January 24, 1985|
|Ken and his friends visit a village where their local doctor, a man named Duran, offers his hospitality. However, Duran's former accomplice, Dante, is hired by Shin to hunt down Ken. Dante takes the opportunity of the situation to blackmail Duran to do his bidding or risk divulging Duran's shady past to the villagers.|
|15||"Count to Three! - You're the One Who'll Die! / Try Counting to Three! You're The One to Die!!"
"Mittsu kazoete miro! Shinu no wa omae da!!" (3つ数えてみろ! 死ぬのはお前だ!!)
|January 31, 1985|
|Ken and his friend must save a haunted village from Zaria, a witchdoctor who uses a strange hypnosis technique that turns villagers into mind-controlled zombies.|
|16||"Try to Sing Villains! - The Counting Rhyme of Hell! / Sing For Me, Villains! The Counting Rhymes of Hell!"
"Akutō domo utatte miru ka! Jigoku no kazoe uta!!" (悪党ども歌ってみるか! 地獄の数え唄!!)
|February 7, 1985|
|Ken is caught at the middle of a territory war between two rival gangs, the Scorpions and the Snakes. Baron and Junk, the leaders of both gangs, seek to recruit Ken to their side, hoping to gain the upper hand over their rivals.|
|17||"Battle Makes a Man! - The Gates of Confrontation Have Opened / A Man Lives to Fight! The Door to the Showdown Finally Opens!"
"Tatakaeba koso otoko! Taiketsu no mon wa tsui ni hirakareta!" (戦えばこそ男! 対決の門は遂に開かれた!)
|February 14, 1985|
|Shin gathers his entire army for a meeting as he officially declares war against Kenshiro. Barcom, the General of King's army, tells his men how Ken defeated some of Shin's best fighters. Meanwhile, Yuria recounts to her young maid Saki how she came to be Shin's captive and his rise to power.|
|18||"Life or Death! - At the End of the Wilderness Lies the First Street of Hell! / Life or Death?! Beyond the Wasteland Lies the First Circle of Hell!"
"Sei ka shi ka!? Kōya no hate wa jigoku no itchōme!!" (生か死か!? 荒野の果ては地獄の一丁目!!)
|February 21, 1985|
|Ken must protect the village of Jeena from being demolished by King's demolition corps, while Yuria attempts to escape from Southern Cross with Saki's help.|
|19||"Villains! - Ready Your One-Way Tickets to Death / Villains! Have Your One Way Tickets to Death Ready!"
"Akutō domo! Shi e no katamichi kippu o yōi shiro!!" (悪党ども! 死への片道切符を用意しろ!!)
|February 28, 1985|
|Ken is forced to return to Jeena village when Garekki of the Gold Wolf gang attempts to invade it, while Saki's elder brother, Temjina, escapes from Southern Cross, seeking to tell Ken of Yuria's whereabouts.|
|20||"Nightmarish Full-Scale War! - My Fists Pack One Million Volts! / A Nightmarish All-Out Battle! My Fist Is 1 Million Volts!"
"Akumu no sōryokusen! Ore no kobushi wa hyaku-man boruto!!" (悪夢の総力戦! 俺の拳は100万ボルト!!)
|March 7, 1985|
|After learning its location Ken proceeds to Souther Cross, where a giant gunship awaits as Shin's last resource.|
|21||"The Palace of Evil in Flames! - Shin! Only One More Step to You Now! / The Evil Palace in Flames! Just One More Step to Reach You, Shin!"
"Makyū enjō! Shin! Omae made ato ippo da!!" (魔宮炎上! シン! お前まであと一歩だ!!)
|March 14, 1985|
|With Ken presumed dead, General Barcom leads a mutiny against Shin, seeking to take over the King gang for himself. Elsewhere, Joker searches the wreckage of the gunship for Ken's body, unconvinced that he is actually dead.|
|22||"Conclusion of Chapter One - Julia Forever... As Well as Shin! / Conclusion of Part One: Yuria, Forever... and Shin!"
"Dai-ichi-bu kanketsu - Yuria towa ni.... Soshite Shin yo!" (第一部完結 - ユリア永遠に...· そしてシンよ!)
|March 21, 1985|
|With Southern Cross left in ruins following the revolt, Shin is left by himself in his own palace, protected by the few followers still loyal to him. Ken confronts Shin for the first time in a year and defeats him, only to learn that Yuria has already killed herself.|
|23||"Chapter Two: Stormy Times, Titanic Battles - Is Battle All That Awaits Me?! / Part Two: The Tumultuous Dragon and Tiger! Are Battles All That Await Me?!"
"Dai-ni-bu Fū-un Ryūko Hen Ore o matsu no wa tatakai dake na no ka!!" (第二部風雲龍虎編 俺を待つのは戦いだけなのか!!)
|March 28, 1985|
|Ken is recruited to serve as guardian of a village threatened by the Fang clan and becomes acquainted with their female leader Mamiya, who is a deadringer for Yuria. Elsewhere, a man named Rei, master of the Nanto Suichōken style, is killing numerous bandits while seeking out the Man with Seven Scars.|
|24||"Nanto Suichoken! - The Tragedy of the Mighty Begins! / South Star Waterfowl Fist! The Tragedy of the Men Who Grew Too Strong Has Begun!!"
"Nanto Suichōken! Tsuyosugita otoko-tachi no higeki ga hajimatta!!" (南斗水鳥拳! 強すぎた男たちの悲劇が始まった!!)
|April 4, 1985|
|Rei is hired by the Fang Clan to infiltrate Mamiya's village as a spy, where he meets Ken and his friends. However, drawn by Mamiya's charms, he switches sides and becomes the village's other new guardian.|
|25||"Sinners! - Thy Name Is Fang! / Sinners! Thy Name Is Fang Clan!"
"Tsumibukaki monodomo! Sono na wa Kiba Ichizoku!!" (罪深き者ども! その名は牙一族!)
|April 11, 1985|
|When Mamiya's younger brother Ko is captured by the Fangs and publicly executed, Ken and Rei sets out to punish the ones responsible. Rei reveals his motive for searching for the Man with Seven Scars.|
|26||"Tremble & Die! - Villains Of Night Fog Valley! / Tremble As You Sleep, Villains in the Valley of Night Fog!!"
"Furuete nemure! Yogiri no tani no akutōdomo!!" (震えて眠れ! 夜霧の谷の悪党ども!!)
|April 18, 1985|
|Ken, Rei and Mamiya venture into Night Fog Valley in order to confront the Fangs in their hideout. Meanwhile, Boss Fang, the leader of the clan, orders his right-hand man to do a background check on Ken and Rei.|
|27||"Only Villains Can Smile! - How I Hate This Age! / Only the Evil Smile! I Can’t Stand This Age!!"
"Akutō dake ga waratte iru! Konna jidai ga ki ni iranē!!" (悪党だけが笑っている! こんな時代が気にいらねえ!!)
|April 25, 1985|
|Ken, Rei, and Mamiya arrive at Boss Fang's lair, only to find out that the gang has tracked down and captured Airi, Rei's long-lost sister.|
|28||"Rei, I'll Wipe Your Tears Away With My Fists! / Rei! I’ll Stop Your Tears with My Fist!!"
"Rei! Omae no namida wa ore no kobushi de ukete yaru!!" (レイ! お前の涙は俺の拳で受けてやる!!)
|May 2, 1985|
|While pretending to be Ken's fiancee, Mamiya allows herself to be captured by Boss Fang under the condition that he releases Airi. However, Boss Fang does not keep his side of the bargain and forces Ken and Rei to fight each other for the safety of the women.|
|29||"It's Too Late to Beg for Mercy! - To Hell With You, Boss Fang! / It’s Too Late to Beg for Mercy! Go to Hell, Boss Fang!"
"Inochigoi wa ososugiru! Jigoku e ochiro Kiba Daiō!!" (命ごいは遅すぎる! 地獄へ落ちろ牙大王!!)
|May 16, 1985|
|Ken and Rei defeat the Fang Clan and rescue the women. After returning to Mamiya's village, Ken restores Airi's eyesight, who reveals that the man who kidnapped her wore a metal helmet. Elsewhere, a vicious gang leader with seven scars on his chest is terrorizing a village, claiming to be Kenshiro himself.|
|30||"Destiny Draws Near! - Jagi, Who are You? / Destiny Looms Near! Who Are You, Jagi?!"
"Shukumei wa shinobiyoru! Jagi omae wa nanimono!!" (宿命はしのびよる! ジャギお前は何者!!)
|May 30, 1985|
|Kenshiro learns that Jagi, a former brother-in-training in the ways of Hokuto Shinken, is trying to tarnish his reputation by committing numerous heinous acts and attributing them to Ken's name.|
|31||"The Hellish Iron Mask! - He Who Terrorizes in the Name of the North Star!! / The Iron Mask of Hell! The Fiend Who Calls Himself North Star!!"
"Jigoku no tekkamen! Hokuto o nanoru kyōaku naru mono yo!!" (地獄の鉄仮面! 北斗を名のる凶悪なる者よ!!)
|June 6, 1985|
|Jagi separates a pair of young brothers from each other, with the younger brother Aki left for dead in the middle of the desert, chained to a giant rock, while the elder one, Mako, is brainwashed to kill Kenshiro.|
|32||"The Four Linked Fists of Rage! - Jagi! I'll Wait for You in Hell!!! / Four Linked Punches of Fury! Wait for Me in Hell, Jagi!!"
"Doken yonrendan! Jagi jigoku de matte iro!!" (怒拳四連弾! ジャギ地獄で待っていろ!!)
|June 13, 1985|
|Ken confronts his brother Jagi, who seeks vengeance against Ken for disfiguring his face in a prior altercation. Ken defeats Jagi, only to learn that his other brothers-in-training are still alive.|
|33||"This is the Village of Miracles! - A Fallen Angel Has Descended!! / This is the Village of Miracles! A Fallen Angel Has Arrived!!"
"Koko ga kiseki no mura! Datenshi wa maiorita!!" (ここが奇跡の村! 堕天使は舞い降りた!!)
|June 27, 1985|
|Ken hears rumors that one of his other Hokuto Shinken brothers Toki, a once benevolent healer, is now using his skills to experiment on people.|
|34||"Toki! - Are You an Angel or a Devil?! / Toki! Are You Angel or Devil?!"
"Toki yo! Omae wa tenshi na no ka akuma na no ka!!" (トキよ! お前は天使なのか悪魔なのか!!)
|July 4, 1985|
|Ken confronts a group of hunters who were physically modified through pressure point experiments conducted on them by Toki.|
|35||"Fiend! - Toki, Your Heart is Rotten to the Core!! / Evil One! Toki, Your Heart Has Been Corrupted!!"
"Jaaku naru mono yo! Toki omae no kokoro wa kusatte iru!!" (邪悪なる者よ! トキ·お前の心は腐っている!!)
|July 11, 1985|
|Kenshiro confronts Toki in his lair at the Village of Miracles. However, Ken is unconvinced that his adversary is the real Toki, until he reveals the scar on his back, from which Toki gained while rescuing a young Kenshiro in the past.|
|36||"I Have no Past to Look Back on! - Just My Hatred for Evil That Will Destroy Toki! / There Is No Looking Back! Only Hating Evil, And Striking Toki Down!!"
"Furikaeru kako wa nai! Tada aku o nikumi Toki o utsu!!" (ふりかえる過去はない! ただ悪を憎みトキを撃つ!!)
|July 18, 1985|
|Rei and Mamiya arrive to help Ken, revealing that Ken's adversary is an imposter named Amiba, who had the real Toki imprisoned. Amiba, the fake Toki, reveals that he is following orders from a man known as "Ken-oh".|
|37||"Instead, I Shall Reject Love! For I Bear the Cursed Star of Death!!"
"Aete ai o kobamu! Shi o yobu kyōsei o seou ga yue ni....!!" (あえて愛を拒む! 死を呼ぶ凶星を背負うがゆえに...·!!)
|July 25, 1985|
|Mamiya seeks clues to the real Toki's whereabouts and learns that he is imprisoned at the Dungeon of Cassandra, the City of Wailing Demons.|
|38||"Crimson Fist of Lotus Mountain! A Tragic Woman Born of the Times!!"
"Ranzan Kurenaiken! Jidai wa kanashii onna o unda!!" (蘭山紅拳! 時代は悲しい女を生んだ!!)
|August 1, 1985|
|Uighur, the Warden of Cassandra, blackmails a female prisoner named Bella, the successor of the Ranzan Kurenaiken (Lotus Mountain Crimson Fist) style, to kill Ken and his friends.|
|39||"A Wicked Legacy! The Gates to Cassandra Open Now!"
"Kyōaku no Densetsu! Kasandora no mon ga ima hirakareru!!" (凶悪の伝説! カサンドラの門がいま開かれる!!)
|August 8, 1985|
|The trio reaches the Gates of Cassandra, where they confront the gatekeepers Raiga and Fuga, the twin successors of the Nishin Fūraiken ("Two Gods of Wind and Thunder Fist") style.|
|40||"Villains Need No Graves! This Is the Hellish Cassandra!!"
"Akudōdomo ni bohyō wa iranu! Koko wa jigoku no Kasandora!!" (悪党どもに墓標はいらぬ! ここは地獄のカサンドラ!!)
|August 15, 1985|
|Ken challenges Uighur, the Warden of Cassandra, at the prison's courtyard.|
|41||"The North Star’s 2,000-year Tragedy! I Can Hear the Fist King’s Footsteps!!"
"Hokuto nisennen no higeki! Ken-Ō no ashioto ga kikoeru!!" (北斗二千年の悲劇! 拳王の足音が聞こえる!!)
|August 22, 1985|
|While awaiting for Ken's return, Bat and Lin reminisce of their adventures with Ken and the people they met up until this point. Ken-oh's royal guards arrive at Cassandra to regain their hold of the prisoners' morale.|
|42||"A Century’s End with No Tomorrow! I’ve Been Waiting For You, Ken!!"
"Asu naki seikimatsu! Ken omae o matte ita!!" (明日なき世紀末! ケンおまえを待っていた!!)
|September 5, 1985|
|Ken and his allies fight their way against Ken-oh's royal guards into Cassandra, where Toki awaits him.|
|43||"Cassandra Collapses! The North Star’s Mythology Is Painted Anew!!"
"Kasandora hōkai! Hokuto no shinwa wa nurikaerareta!!" (カサンドラ崩壊! 北斗の神話はぬりかえられた!!)
|September 12, 1985|
|Ken finally finds Toki, who reveals that Ken-oh is none other than the eldest of the four Hokuto Brothers, Raoh.|
|44||"The Death Omen Star Shines! Fist King, Do You Control Even Death?!"
"Shichōsei kagayaku! Ken-Ō omae wa shi o mo tsukasadoru no ka!!" (死兆星輝く! 拳王お前は死をもつかさどるのか!!)
|September 19, 1985|
|While on their way to the Mamiya's village, Ken and Toki reveal more about their past with Raoh to Rei and Mamiya, unaware that Ken-oh's invading army is already attacking the village.|
|45||"Those Who Fear the Reaper! Listen to the Voice of Lin’s Fiery Heart!"
"Shinigami ni obieru mono yo! Lin no atsuki kokoro no sakebi o kike!!" (死神におびえる者よ! リンの熱き心の叫びを聞け!!)
|September 26, 1985|
|Ken, Toki, and Mamiya follow a trail of huge hoof prints left by Ken-oh's horse. Meanwhile, the invading army forces the villagers to pay tribute to him or be sacrifice, but Lin decides to stand up to them.|
|46||"Voices from Hell! Rei, Did You See the Death Omen Star?"
"Jigoku kara no yobigoe! Rei omae wa Shichōsei o mitaka!!" (地獄からの呼び声! レイお前は死兆星を見たか!!)
|October 10, 1985|
|Rei arrives at Mamiya's village and rescues Lin. He confronts the leader of the invading army, who tries to use Airi as a distraction. But Airi, spurred on by Lin's courage, gains the strength to fight for herself again. Rei goes on to defeat the invading leader, only to come face to face with none other than Ken-oh himself.|
|47||"The Nanto Dance of Death! I'll Give my Life for the Sake of Love!!"
"Nanto Suichōken shi no mai! Ai no tame ore no inochi kurete yarō!!" (南斗水鳥拳死の舞い! 愛のためオレの命くれてやろう!!)
|October 17, 1985|
|Rei challenges Ken-oh, but proves to be no match against him and is mortally wounded. Kenshiro, unable to save Rei, challenges Raoh himself, but even he too has difficulty defeating him.|
|48||"An Explosion of Secret Techniques! BEYOND HATRED IS THE FATE FOR THE BROTHERS OF THE NORTH STAR."
"Ōgi bakuretsu! Hokuto nikyōdai no shukumei wa nikushimi o mo koeta!!" (奥義爆裂! 北斗二兄弟の宿命は憎しみをも越えた!!)
|October 24, 1985|
|Toki arrives at the village and interferes with Ken and Raoh's fight, revealing that Raoh was responsible for the death of their adoptive father Ryuken. Believing that Ken is not ready to fight Raoh, he paralyzes Ken and challenges Raoh himself.|
|49||"The Greatest Battle in History, Raoh vs. Ken! YOU’RE THE ONE TO DIE!!"
"Shijō saikyō no tatakai Raō vs. Ken! Shinu no wa kisama da!!" (史上最強の戦い ラオウVSケン! 死ぬのはきさまだ!!)
|October 31, 1985|
|Raoh gains the upper hand on Toki, but Ken breaks free of Toki's pressure point and challenges Raoh again. The two fight each to the point where they're both too wounded to continue, ending the battle in a stalemate.|
|50||"72 Hours to Live! The Death Omen Star Drags Rei In!!"
"Shi no senkoku 72 jikan! Shichōsei ga Rei o hikizuru!!" (死の宣告72時間! 死兆星がレイを引きずる!!)
|November 7, 1985|
|As a result of his injury, Rei is left with only three days to live and symptoms of disfigurement are starting to show. Mamiya ventures into Medicine City by herself to search for a medicine to ease Rei's pain.|
|51||"Fate Without Tomorrow! And Yet, A Woman Believes in Love!!"
"Asu naki sadame! Sore de mo onna wa ai o shinjiru!!" (明日なき運命! それでも女は愛を信じる!!)
|November 14, 1985|
|Mamiya is captured by Galf, the ruler of Medicine City. Ken and Rei rescue her, only to discover the "UD" mark tattooed behind her shoulder.|
|52||"Yuda Of The South Star Six Sacred Fists! I'm The Most Beautiful!!"
"Nanto Rokuseiken Yuda! Ore wa dare yori mo utsukushii!!" (南斗六聖拳ユダ! 俺は誰よりも美しい!!)
|November 21, 1985|
|Ken and Rei learn that Mamiya was once kidnapped by a man named Yuda, who also murdered her parents. Rei reveals that Yuda is in fact, one of the Six Sacred Fists of Nanto along with Rei himself and the already deceased Shin. Ken and Rei head to Yuda's castle to confront him, but they only find his lieutenant Dagarl, who tells that Yuda has gone to the village of Blue Town.|
|53||"The Death Omen Star Looms! Rei! How Cruel Time Passes By!!"
"Shichōsei semaru!! Rei! Ten wa zankoku ni toki o kizamu!" (死兆星迫る!! レイ! 天は残酷に時を刻む!)
|November 28, 1985|
|Ken and Rei arrive at Blue Town assist a young group of rebels seeking to rescue their female friends and family from Yuda. However, the "Yuda" at Blue Town is actually a decoy. The real Yuda is revealed to had been hiding in his castle all along.|
|54||"Beloved Mamiya! The Death Omen Star Lurks Behind The Sparkle In Your Eyes!"
"Aisuru Mamiya! Sono hitomi no kagayaki ni Shichōsei ga hisomu!!" (愛するマミヤ! その瞳の輝きに死兆星がひそむ!!)
|December 5, 1985|
|Ken and Rei return to Mamiya's village, with Rei at the verge of death. Toki offers to push a pressure point on Rei's body that will grant strength and increase his lifespan for another day, but the expense of great pain.|
|55||"Rei, Are You On Your Way To Death? A Man Is Beautiful Than Ever!!"
"Shiniyuku no ka Rei! Ima otoko wa koko made utsukushii!!" (死に行くのかレイ! 今·男はここまで美しい!!)
|December 12, 1985|
|Yuda and his gang arrive at the village and takes Mamiya captive in order to challenge Rei to a match. Yuda reveals that he has harbored resentment towards Rei ever since they've trained together, due to the fact that Rei's graceful Nanto Suichōken is more admired than Yuda's own Nanto Kōkakuken style.|
|56||"Beautiful Warriors, Rei vs. Yuda! A Man's Passage Needs No Tears!"
"Utsukushiki kenshi Rei tai Yuda! Otoko no hanamichi ni namida wa iranu!!" (美しき拳士レイVSユダ! 男の花道に涙はいらぬ!!)
|December 19, 1985|
|Yuda's henchmen causes a flood in the village that makes Rei stuck to the ground, giving Yuda a slight upper hand. However, Rei overcomes this and defeats Yuda with his ultimate technique. Yuda accepts his defeat and recognizes Rei as a stronger and more beautiful man. Yuda dies, but Rei himself does not have much time to live either.|
|57||"End of Part Two: Farewell, Rei! Heroic Legend Will be Told Throughout The Ages!"
"Saraba Rei! Jidai wa yūsha no densetsu o kataritsugu!!" (さらばレイ! 時代は勇者の伝説を語り継ぐ!!)
|December 26, 1985|
|In his last moment of life, Rei secludes himself from his family and friends and reminisces his adventures with Ken and co. while awaiting death with dignity. After dying, Ken cremates Rei's body by burning the cabin with the remains still in it.|
|58||"Beginning of Part Three: Supreme Rule in Turbulence! As The South Star Fades, The North Star Appears!!"
"Dai-san-bu kaishi Ransei Hadō Hen Nanto midaruru toki Hokuto arawareri!!" (第3部開始乱世覇道編·南斗乱るる時北斗現われり!!)
|January 9, 1986|
|With Rei now dead, only three of the Six Sacred Fists of Nanto remain and Kenshiro sets off to find the remaining ones. One of them, a man named Souther, has proclaimed himself to the "Holy Emperor" and seeks to conquer the world as well.|
|59||"The Star of Darkness Engulfs The Heavens! Time Evolves Beyond The Deathmatch!"
"Ten o ōu ankoku no hoshi! Shitō no hate ni jidai wa ugoku!!" (天をおおう暗黒の星! 死闘の果てに時代は動く!!)
|January 16, 1986|
|Kenshiro meets a blind martial artist rebelling against Souther named Shu, who is also one of the Six Sacred Fists.|
|60||"Shu of The South Star White Heron Fist! What Will You Witness In The End Of This Century!?"
"Nanto Hakuroken Shū! Omae wa kono seikimatsu ni nani o miru no ka!!" (南斗白鷺拳シュウ! お前はこの世紀末に何を見るのか!!)
|January 23, 1986|
|While saving a group of children slaves from Souther's troops, Ken remembers that he once fought Shu in the past, back when he was still a child.|
|61||"Love on the Battlefield! Must the Time Tear Love Apart!?"
"Senjō no koi! Jidai wa ai o mo hikisaku no ka!!" (戦場の恋! 時代は愛をも引き裂くのか!!)
|January 30, 1986|
|When a young member of Shu's resistance is killed, Ken must protect the fallen rebel's fiancee from Garzus, one of Souther's men.|
|62||"I Am Souther, the Holy Emperor! I Disallow Love and Compassion!!"
"Ore wa seitei Sauzā! Ai mo nasake mo yurusanai!!" (俺は聖帝サウザー! 愛も情も許さない!!)
|February 6, 1986|
|Ken finally comes face to face with Souther. However, the Holy Emperor stands immune to Ken's Hokuto Shinken techniques.|
|63||"A Young Hero Challenges His Fate! Scream From Your Soul Shall Move The Heavens!"
"Shukumei ni idomu chiisana yūsha! Sono tamashii no sakebi ga ten o ugokasu!!" (宿命に挑む小さな勇者! その魂の叫びが天を動かす!!)
|February 13, 1986|
|Defeated by Souther, Ken is captured so he could be used as a sacrifice for the completion of Souther's Holy Cross Mausoleum. However, Shu's young son Shiva sets off to infiltrate Souther's lair and save Ken, even at the cost of his own life.|
|64||"A Bloody Battle, Shu vs. Souther! Love, Drowned in the Tears of the Star of Benevolence!!"
"Kessen Shū tai Sauzā! Jinsei no namida ni ai ga oboreru!!" (血戦シュウVSサウザー! 仁星の涙に愛がおぼれる!!)
|February 20, 1986|
|Ken is rescued, but at the tragic cost of Shiva's life. However, with Ken still injured from his fight with Souther, Shu decides to hide him and challenges Souther for the sake of his people.|
|65||"The Bloody Cross Mausoleum! Shu! I’ll Catch Your Tears With My Heart!!"
"Chi no jūjiryō! Shū! Sono namida wa ore no kokoro de uketomeyō!!" (血の十字稜! シュウ! その涙は俺の心で受けとめよう!!)
|February 27, 1986|
|Shu is defeated by Souther and is forced to carry the stone that will serve as the summit of Souther's pyramid. Sensing Shu's struggle, Ken awakens and quickly regains his full strength.|
|66||"Run Kenshiro! Another Comrade is About to Die!!"
"Hashire Kenshirō! Mata hitori tomo ga shinde yuku!!" (走れケンシロウ! また一人友が死んで行く!!)
|March 6, 1986|
|Ken arrives at the Holy Cross Mausoleum and witnesses Shu's public execution at the hands of Souther. But before dying, Shu miraculously recovers his eyesight and sees the now grown Kenshiro before dying. Toki and Raoh also arrive at the scene to witness Ken's fight with Souther.|
|67||"Clash of the Polar Stars, Ken vs. Souther! My Star is the Only Protector of Heaven!!"
"Kyokusei gekitotsu Ken tai Sauzā! Ten o mamoru wa waga hoshi hitotsu!!" (極星激突ケンVSサウザー! 天を守るは我が星一つ!!)
|March 13, 1986|
|Before accepting Kenshiro's challenge, Souther recites his tragic childhood and his motive for building the Holy Cross Mausoleum. Ken fights Souther again and struggles, until he finally fathoms the secret behind Souther's invulnerability.|
|68||"Souther, The Despondent Holy Emperor! You Are Weary From Love!!"
"Kanashiki Seitei Sauzā! Omae wa ai ni tsukarete iru!!" (悲しき聖帝サウザー! お前は愛につかれている!!)
|March 20, 1986|
|With Ken aware of his weakness, Souther uses the ultimate technique of his Nanto Hō-ōken style as a last resort. The stage is set for the final round.|
|69||"Critical Times of The North Star! The Three Brothers of Fate Are On The Move!!"
"Hokuto saikyō no jidai! Tsuini ugokidashita shukumei no sankyōdai!!" (北斗最強の時代! 遂に動きだした宿命の3兄弟!!)
|March 27, 1986|
|Raoh regains his full strength and seeks Koryu, Ryuken's former rival, to test his power, while Toki, who was once willing to settle using his skills to heal the weak, has regained his determination as a martial artist.|
|70||"The Other Divine Fist of the North Star! Drive Raoh to Oblivion!!"
"Mō hitotsu no Hokuto Shinken! Raō o yami ni hōmurisare!!" (もう一つの北斗神拳! ラオウを闇に葬り去れ!!)
|April 3, 1986|
|Raoh challenges Koryu to battle to gauge his strength. Toki learns of Raoh's recovery and is determined to stop him at any cost.|
|71||"The Secret of Origin Revealed! The Heaven Prefers Tragedy!!"
"Abakareta shussei no himitsu! Ten wa itazurani higeki o konomu!!" (暴かれた出生の秘密! 天はいたずらに悲劇を好む!!)
|April 10, 1986|
|Toki and Raoh's past is revealed as the two are reunited at the place where they were adopted by Ryuken.|
|72||"Farewell, Toki! A Man Only Cries Once!!"
"Saraba Toki! Otoko no namida wa ichido dake!!" (さらばトキ! 男の涙は一度だけ!!)
|April 17, 1986|
|Determined to fulfill the childhood promise he made to his brother, Toki fights Raoh to a death match.|
|73||"Ryuga of Sirius! I'll Seize the Rainbow in Tempest!!"
"Tenrōsei no Otoko Ryūga! Ore wa ransei ni niji o tsukamu!!" (天狼星の男リュウガ! 俺は乱世に虹をつかむ!!)
|May 8, 1986|
|Ken meets Ryuga, a martial artist and servant of Raoh whose astrological sign is a solitary star that is neither, part of Hokuto nor Nanto.|
|74||"A Wolf Running In The Horizon! There Lies The End of Love And Hatred!"
"Chiheisen o kakeru Ōkami! Soko wa ai to nikushimi no hate!!" (地平線を駆ける狼! そこは愛と憎しみの果て!!)
|May 15, 1986|
|Ryuga, who swore loyalty to Raoh and his tyranny, witnesses Kenshiro's compassion to others and is determined to find out which of the two brothers is more to fit to lead the world.|
|75||"Forgive Me, My Sister! I Am Destined to Clash With The North Star!!"
"Yuruse imōto yo! Hokuto o osou wa waga hoshi no sadame!!" (許せ妹よ! 北斗を襲うはわが星の宿命!!)
|May 29, 1986|
|Ryuga challenges Kenshiro to test his strength, but Ken is unwilling to fight back.|
|76||"An Iron Fist for the Roaring Wolf! Toki is in Danger!!"
"Hoeru Ōkami ni tekken o. Ima, Toki ga abunai!!" (吠える狼に鉄拳を 今、トキが危ない!!)
|June 5, 1986|
|Determined to challenge Ken, Ryuga decides to lure Ken to his lair by kidnapping and wounding Toki.|
|77||"Conclusion of Part Three: Let the New Age Awaken! The Wolf's Howl Moves the Heaven!"
"Dai-san-bu Kanketsu Mezameyo Shin Jidai! Ōkami no sakebi ga ten o tsuku!!" (第3部完結 目ざめよ新時代! 狼の叫びが天を衝く!!)
|June 12, 1986|
|Ken sets foot into Ryuga's lair, determined to save Toki and finish his battle with Ryuga once and for all.|
|78||"Shin of the South Star Sacred Fist! Risked Your Life For Love That Never Will!!"
"Nanto Seiken Shin! Omae wa mukuwarenu ai ni inochi o kaketa!!" (南斗聖拳シン! お前は報われぬ愛に命をかけた!!)
|June 26, 1986|
|While cremating Toki's and Ryuga's remains, Ken remembers where it all began - with his old nemesis Shin, the man who engraved the seven scars on his chest and once kidnapped his beloved Yuria. The first in a series of five clip shows, each focused around a different Nanto Seiken warrior.|
|79||"Rei of the South Star Waterfowl Fist! Was a Man Who Died For His Friends!!"
"Nanto Suichōken Rei! Tomo no tame ni shinda Otoko ga ita!!" (南斗水鳥拳レイ! 友の為に死んだ男がいた!!)
|July 10, 1986|
|Ken reflects on the life of his ally Rei, the man who sacrificed his life to save Ken.|
|80||"Yuda of the South Star Crimson Crane Fist! His Beautiful Smile Calls For Tragedy!!"
"Nanto Kōkakuken Yuda! Sono Utsukushiki Hohoemi ga Higeki o Yobu!!" (南斗紅鶴拳ユダ! その美しき微笑が悲劇を呼ぶ!!)
|July 17, 1986|
|Ken remembers Rei's battle against his rival Yuda, the man who once tormented Rei's beloved Mamiya.|
|81||"Shu of the South Star White Heron Fist! The Heaven Only Bestows Cruel Destinies"
"Nanto Hakuroken Shū! Ten wa akumade Hijō na Shukumei o kasu!!" (南斗白鷺拳シュウ! 天はあくまで非情な宿命を課す!!)
|July 24, 1986|
|Ken remembers Shu, a selfless man whose encounter with a young Kenshiro led him to his destiny.|
|82||"Holy Emperor Souther!! Your Deep Affection Consumes You In Love!"
"Seitei Sauzā! Omae wa ai fukaki yueni ai ni oboreru!!" (聖帝サウザー! お前は愛深きゆえに愛におぼれる!!)
|July 31, 1986|
|Ken remembers Souther, the Holy Emperor of Nanto. The last of the clip shows before the series resumes to its present storyline.|
|83||"Part Four, the Final Chapter: Raoh Must Die! The Legend Turns to Terror!!"
"Dai-yon-bu Saishūshō Raō shi subeshi! Densetsu ga Kyōfu ni Kawaru!!" (第4部最終章 ラオウ死すべし! 伝説が恐怖に変わる!!)
|August 7, 1986|
|Ken, Bat, and Lin continue their journey and find themselves at a village ruled by a follower of Ken-oh named Bugal, a neat freak who has monopolized the town's water supply for himself.|
|84||"The South Star Strikes Back! The Wind Brigade Protects the Last General of the South Star!!"
"Nanto no gyakushū! Kaze no Ryodan yo Saigo no Shō o mamore!!" (南斗の逆襲! 風の旅団よ最後の将を守れ!!)
|August 14, 1986|
|While infiltrating one of Ken-oh's enlistment groups, Kenshiro confronts Glen the Killer Machine, a man raised to be a fighting machine. After Ken defeats Glen, Glen renounces his evil ways only to be betrayed by his master David, who has his men to kill Glen. David and his men flee from Ken, only to be slaughtered by Hyui and his Wind Brigade, who then challenges Ken to a sparring match.|
|85||"Prelude to a Death Match! The Screams of Hyui of the Wind Echoes in the Heaven!!"
"Shitō e no jomaku! Kaze no otoko Hyūi no sakebi ga ten ni kodamasu!!" (死闘への序幕! 風の男ヒューイの叫びが天にこだます!!)
|August 21, 1986|
|Hyui of the Wind launches a war campaign against Ken-oh and his troops on behalf of the Last General of Nanto and attempts to lure Ken-oh to him by wiping several of troops. Hyui is eventually found by Ken-oh and is defeated with a single strike.|
|86||"The Burning Crimson Brigade! Shuren is Drenched in Tears of Flame!!"
"Moeru Shinku no Gundan! Honō no namida ga Shuren o nurasu!!" (燃える真紅の軍団! 炎の涙がシュレンをぬらす!!)
|August 28, 1986|
|Vowing to avenge his brother star's death, Shuren lights a funeral pyre for Hyui and burns down his home castle, leaving him and his Crimson Army with no home to return to. Meanwhile, Kenshiro goes after Morgan, the chief of Ken-oh's vanguard force, for destroying Bat's buggy.|
|87||"Five Chariot Stars in Danger! Raoh Has Finally Pierced Through the Flames!!"
"Ayaushi Goshasei! Tsuini Raō ga honō o mo tsukiyabutta!!" (危うし五車星! 遂にラオウが炎をも突き破った!!)
|September 4, 1986|
|Shuren confront Ken-oh and uses an ultimate technique that causes him to be engulfed in flames as he sacrifices his life to defeat Ken-oh. Kenshiro, Bat, and Lin befriend a gentle giant named Fudo after saving him from a group of Ken-oh's soldiers|
|88||"The Five Chariot Stars Approach Kenshiro! Who Are You, Fudo?!"
"Goshasei Kenshiro ni Sekkin! Fudō omae wa nanimono!!" (五車星ケンシロウに接近! フドウお前は何者!!)
|September 11, 1986|
|Kenshiro fights a gang of four led by a man named Gokure, which causes Fudo to reveal his true nature as one of the Five Chariots sent on behalf of the Last General of Nanto.|
|89||"The Crisis is Near! Ken, Destiny Awaits at the Capital of the South Star!"
"Fū'unkyū o tsugu! Ken, shukumei ga Nanto no Miyako de matte iru!!" (風雲急を告ぐ! ケン、宿命が南斗の都で待っている!!)
|September 25, 1986|
|Rihaku's agents attempt to persuade Juza, the only member of the Five Chariots that has not joined the Last General's cause, while Kenshiro and friends face a group of bandits pretending to be Ken-oh's men.|
|90||"I Am Juza of the Clouds! I Shall Move with the Flow of Time!!"
"Ore wa Kumo no Jūza! Toki no nagare ni mi o makasu!!" (俺は雲のジュウザ! 時の流れに身を任す!!)
|October 16, 1986|
|Juza demonstrates his self-taught style against Gelza, a bandit that has come to his castle to reclaim his "women" from Juza, while Kenshiro faces Ken-oh's pike brigade led by Yakob.|
|91||"The Clouds Remain! The Masked General is Finally Revealed!!"
"Kumo izenu ugokazu! Tsuini Kamen no Shō ga sugao o miseta!!" (雲いぜん動かず! 遂に仮面の将が素顔を見せた!!)
|October 23, 1986|
|Kenshiro and friends find themselves at a village ruled by Dolfi, who oppresses his residents by giving them a false sense of democracy, while Juza is drugged and taken to the Last General's castle, who reveals her identity to Juza.|
|92||"Juza of the Clouds Resurrects! I Have No Fear for Raoh!!"
"Yomigaetta Kumo no Jūza! Ore wa Raō o osorenai!!" (よみがえった雲のジュウザ! 俺はラオウを恐れない!!)
|October 30, 1986|
|Kenshiro and his friends attempt to find a way to cross a bridge that is under the surveillance of one of Ken-oh's men, while Juza and his gang intercepts Ken-oh and his men|
|93||"Juza vs Raoh! An End of the Legend of the Invincible!!"
"Taiketsu Jūza tai Raō! Ima muteki densetsu ni shūshifu o!!" (対決ジュウザVSラオウ! 今無敵伝説に終止符を!!)
|November 6, 1986|
|Kenshiro faces Jenomy, an assassin who seeks to make Kenshiro his 10,000th victim, while Juza flees from battle by hijacking Raoh's steed Kokuoh-Go.|
|94||"Fudo in Peril!! Hurry, Ken. A Man Must Not Abandon His Friends!!"
"Fudō zettaizetsumei! Isoge Ken, otoko wa tomo o misutenai!!" (フドウ絶対絶命! 急げケン、男は友を見すてない!!)
|November 13, 1986|
|Hilka kidnaps two of Fudo's adopted children, Danji and Jiro, in an attempt to sidetrack Kenshiro and his friends from reaching the Nanto Capital before Raoh.|
|95||"Treacherous Quicksand! Will the Hand of Salvation Reach Fudo?"
"Hijō no suna jigoku! Shisuru Fudō ni sukui no te wa todoku no ka!!" (非情の砂地獄! 死するフドウに救いの手は届くのか!!)
|November 20, 1986|
|Kenshiro is forced to make a choice between going to the Nanto Capital while he is still ahead of Raoh or retreat to help Fudo rescue Danji and Jiro from the quicksand they were thrown into by Hilka.|
|96||"Juza Falls! I'll Give My Life to Protect the Woman I Love"
"Jūza taoru! Ore wa inochi o sutete mo aisuru onna o mamorō!!" (ジュウザ倒る! 俺は命を捨てても愛する女を守ろう!!)
|November 27, 1986|
|Juza returns to Raoh to continue their battle where they left off, while Kenshiro is told by Fudo the true identity of the Last General of Nanto.|
|97||"Farewell Yuria! A Strong Man Will Not Speak of Love, Even in Death!!"
"Saraba Yuria! Tsuyoki otoko wa shishite mo ai o katarazu!!" (さらばユリア! 強き男は死しても愛を語らず!!)
|December 4, 1986|
|Having learned that Yuria survived the destruction of Southern Cross thanks to the interference of the Five Chariots, Kenshiro rushes to the Nanto Capital with greater urgency, while Raoh attempts to interrogate Juza to learn the identity of the Last General.|
|98||"The Capital of the South Star Trembles! The Two Brothers of the North Star Finally Arrive!!"
"Yureru Nanto no Miyako! Tsuini Hokuto Nikyōdai ga yatte kita!!" (ゆれる南斗の都! 遂に北斗2兄弟がやってきた!!)
|December 11, 1986|
|While Kenshiro and Raoh are racing against each other to reach the Nanto Capital, Rihaku tells his daughter Toh about Hokuto Shinken and the history between Kenshiro and Raoh.|
|99||"Sadness of the Five Chariot Stars! Love and Destiny Looms Over the Woman!!"
"Kanashiki Goshasei! Omae wa ai to shukumei o hikizuru onna!!" (悲しき五車星! お前は愛と宿命をひきずる女!!)
|December 18, 1986|
|Kenshiro faces Ken-oh's shadow brigade, while Raoh enters Yuria's castle first, but instead of finding the Last General, he encounters Toh, who is masquerading as Yuria.|
|100||"The Ultimate Secret Technique, Unconscious Transmigration! Raoh, I've Got You Now!!"
"Kyūkyoku no ōgi Musō Tensei! Raō, Tsuini omae o oitsumeta!!" (究極の奥義無想転生! ラオウ、遂にお前を追いつめた!!)
|December 25, 1986|
|Yuria attempts to escape from her castle in order to be reunited with Kenshiro, while Rihaku challenges Raoh. However, Kenshiro refuses to see Yuria yet, feeling that her life might be in danger as long as Raoh lives.|
|101||"Is It the End of Raoh and His Ambitions? The Heaven Hesitates Once Again!!"
"Raō taore yabō hateru ka? Shikashi ten wa mata yoromeita!!" (ラオウ倒れ野望果てるか? しかし天はまたよろめいた!!)
|January 8, 1987|
|Raoh is overwhelmed by Kenshiro's newly discovered technique of Musō Tensei and is willing to accept death, until one of Rihaku's booby-traps is accidentally triggered and the floor collapses. Raoh recovers from the wreckage and manages to stumble into Yuria and then rides off with her.|
|102||"Raoh, the Confused Giant! I Don't Believe in Love!!"
"Mayoeru kyojin Raō! Ore wa ai nado shinjinai!!" (迷える巨人ラオウ! 俺は愛など信じない!!)
|January 15, 1987|
|Despite being blinded during their last battle, Kenshiro continues to seek Raoh and rescue Yuria. Meanwhile Raoh, haunted by nightmares of his near-defeat by Kenshiro, seeks to overcome his fears.|
|103||"A Challenge From the Devil! Fudo, Be the Demon for Those You Love!!"
"Akuma no Chōsenjō! Fudō, aisuru mono no tame ni oni tonare!!" (悪魔の挑戦状! フドウ、愛する者のために鬼となれ!!)
|January 22, 1987|
|The gentle Fudo, who was once a terrifying bandit until learning the value of life from a young Yuria, is challenged by Raoh, who seeks to prove his strength once again by defeating the only other man whom he ever feared.|
|104||"Fudo, the Gentle Warrior! His Tears Awaken a Fiery Soul!!"
"Yasashiki yūsha Fudō! Sono namida wa atsuki kokoro o yobisamasu!!" (やさしき勇者フドウ! その涙は熱き心を呼びさます!!)
|January 29, 1987|
|Raoh appears to have gained the upper hand against Fudo, but Fudo's courage and love for his children allows him to persist further in battle, causing Raoh to instinctively retreat, leading to interfere from his army.|
|105||"Protect the Merciful Mother of the South Star! Even If It's the End of the Five Chariots!!"
"Nanto Jibosei o mamore! Tatoe Gosha no inochi hateru tomo!!" (南斗慈母星を守れ! たとえ五車の生命果てるとも!!)
|February 5, 1987|
|At Fudo's funeral pyre, the sole surviving member of the Five Chariots, Rihaku, reflects on the sacrifices of his comrades as they fought Raoh to protect Yuria.|
|106||"Raoh, Shaken by a Nightmare! Yuria, You Are the Only One!!"
"Akumu ni obieru Raō! Yuria, mō omae shika inai!!" (悪夢におびえるラオウ! ユリア、もうお前しかいない!!)
|February 12, 1987|
|The men of Ken-oh's army are demoralized as news spread of Raoh's display of cowardice during his fight with Fudo. Raoh, realizing that only those who understand sorrow can master Musō Tensei, decides to sacrifice Yuria for his final battle against Kenshiro.|
|107||"Showdown at the North Star Mind and Body Training Ground! No One Can Stop Them Now!!"
"Kessen jō wa Hokuto Renkitōza! Mō dare mo yatsura o tomerarenai!!" (決戦場は北斗練気闘座! もう誰も奴らをとめられない!!)
|February 19, 1987|
|Kenshiro is taken by Kokuoh-Go to the Hokuto Renkitōza, the holy training ground of the Hokuto Shinken school, for his final battle against Raoh. Raoh reveals that he too has mastered Musō Tensei, making him evenly matched with Kenshiro.|
|108||"Farewell, the Brothers of the North Star! They're Beyond Love and Sorrow!!"
"Saraba Hokuto Nikyōdai! Ima futari wa ai to kanashimi no hate ni!!" (さらば北斗2兄弟! いま2人は愛と哀しみの果てに!!)
|February 26, 1987|
|The final battle between Kenshiro and Raoh reaches its conclusion, as the two brothers exchange their final blows.|
|109||"Conclusion of the Final Chapter - Now Revealed!! The 2000 Year History of the North Star!!"
"Saishūshō Kan Ima katarō! Hokuto nisen nen no rekishi!!" (最終章完 いま語ろう! 北斗2000年の歴史!!)
|March 5, 1987|
|A summary of Kenshiro's life from the day he first met Yuria as a child to his final battle against Raoh.|
Fist of the North Star 2
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|110||"The Past is Gone. The Dawn of the New Age!!"
"Toki wa nagare. Mata jidai ga ugoita....!!" (時は流れ また時代が動いた...·!!)
|March 12, 1987|
|Years have passed since Kenshiro disappeared following his final battle with Raoh and in the years since he's been gone, the Army of the Tentei has begun to expand their territory through threat and oppression. Bat and Lin, Kenshiro's former companions, are now grownup and leading the Hokuto Army resistance movement.|
|111||"When Will He Awaken?!"
"Aitsu wa itsu mezameru no ka....!?" (あいつはいつ目覚めるのか････!?)
|March 19, 1987|
|A mysterious drifter wanders into a town where the remnants of the Red Dragon Party, a resistance movement that once opposed the Tentei's army in the past.|
|112||"The Savior Comes From the North!!"
"Kyūseishu, kita yori kitaru!!" (救世主、北より来たる!!)
|March 26, 1987|
|An innocent woman is mistaken for Lin and is sentenced for public execution by General Bask in an attempt to demoralize the Hokuto Army. The real Bat and Lin attempt to risk their lives until a familiar face arrives to intervene.|
|113||"The Mysterious Bounty Hunter, Ein! Kenshiro's Head is Mine!!"
"Nazo no Shōkinkasegi Ain! Ore ga Kenshirō no kubi o toru!!" (謎の賞金稼ぎアイン! 俺がケンシロウの首をとる!!)
|April 2, 1987|
|After being reunited with Bat and Lin, Kenshiro decides to join their cause, giving the Hokuto Army a needed boost in morale. A bounty is placed on Kenshiro's head and a man named Ein decides to take the offer.|
|114||"Another Art of Assassination! The Imperial Fist of the Source Star is the Name!!"
"Mata hitotsu ansatsuken! Sono na wa Gento Kōken!!" (また一つ暗殺拳! その名は元斗皇拳!!)
|April 9, 1987|
|As the Hokuto Army begins to liberate another one of the Tentei's areas, Kenshiro is forced to return to Mamiya's village to confront Solia of the Purple Light, a master of Gento Kōken who has been ordered to annihilate anyone associated with the Hokuto and Nanto schools.|
|115||"Rage of the Celestial Emperor! Falco, Obliterate the North Star from Earth!!"
"Tentei ikaru! Faruko, Hokuto o chijō yori nedayashi ni seyo!!" (天帝怒る!ファルコ、北斗を地上より根絶やしにせよ!!)
|April 23, 1987|
|While attempting to catch up with Bat and Lin, Kenshiro is confronted by Shoki of the Red Light, a man who once helped Kenshiro in the past. Meanwhile, Bat and Lin lead a desperate battle against the Golden General Falco, the strongest of the Gento warriors.|
|116||"The Wrath of the South Star! The Illustrious Harn Brothers!"
"Nanto no Tamashii moyu! Sōzetsu Hān Kyōdai!!" (南斗の魂燃ゆ! 壮絶ハーン兄弟!!)
|May 7, 1987|
|Just when Falco is about to execute Lin in front of her supporters, Falco is challenged to combat by the Harn Brothers, Haz and Gil, who are seeking revenge against Falco for killing most of the Nanto Seiken masters, while Ein tries to lure Kenshiro to his traps.|
|117||"Ein in Danger! Hands of Evil Reach for His Love!!"
"Ain Ayaushi! Aisuru onna ni ma no te ga nobita!!" (アイン危うし! 愛する女に魔の手が伸びた!!)
|May 14, 1987|
|After Ein decides to switch sides and join the Hokuto Army, his former recruiter Beron decides to take revenge by kidnapping his "little lady", Asuka.|
|118||"Falco, the Brave General of the Source Star! There Lies the Shadow of Raoh..."
"Gento no mōshō Faruko! Soko ni wa Raō no kage ga...." (元斗の猛将ファルコ! そこにはラオウの影が････)
|May 28, 1987|
|As Kenshiro and the Hokuto Army approaches the Imperial Capital, Shoki of the Red Light decides to revolt against the Viceroy Jakoh, who is holding the Tentei hostage and forcing Falco to do his evil bidding.|
|119||"The Emperor's Cries Echoes Through the Imperial Capital. Falco, Where Have You Gone?"
"Teito ni kodama su Tentei no nakigoe! Faruko wa izuko ni...." (帝都にこだます天帝の泣き声! ファルコはいずこに････)
|June 4, 1987|
|Kenshiro confronts the renegade Gento warrior Boltz of the Blue Light, while Falco hands out a detonator to his lover Myu, which is triggered to destroy the foundation of the Imperial Capital, in case he loses to Kenshiro.|
|120||"The Celestial Emperor is Finally Revealed"
"Tsuini Tentei no shōtai ga mieta!!" (ついに天帝の正体が見えた!!)
|June 11, 1987|
|Lin enters the Imperial Capital along with Bat and Ein, sensing that the Tentei is calling out for her, while Kenshiro and Falco begins their battle.|
|121||"An Elegy for Ein! Die Bravely Than Live Without Honor!"
"Ain no Banka! Hokori o sutete ikiru yori atsuki shi o!!" (アインの挽歌! 誇りをすてて生きるより熱き死を!!)
|June 25, 1987|
|Lin's group, along with Myu and Saiya, fall into an underground dungeon where they meet the true Tentei, Lin's twin sister Lui, while Jakoh orders his men to shoot down Kenshiro and Falco.|
|122||"The Fall of the Imperial Capital! Jakoh, You Can Dream in Hell!!"
"Teito hōkai! Jakō, semete jigoku de yume o miyo!!" (帝都崩壊! ジャコウ、せめて地獄で夢を見よ!!)
|July 9, 1987|
|Lin and her group manage to escape from Jakoh's underground dungeon, but at the expense of Ein's life. With Lui now free, Jakoh loses his leverage on Falco and begins to flee for his life.|
|123||"The Ordeal Never Ends! Kenshiro Crosses the Ocean!!"
"Hateshinaki shiren! Kenshirō umi o wataru!!" (果てしなき試練! ケンシロウ海を渡る!!)
|July 16, 1987|
|Jakoh has been defeated, but Kenshiro must continue his journey when Lin is kidnapped and taken to the Kingdom of Shura, a country populated by ruthless warriors said to be the birthplace of the Hokuto, Nanto, and Gento arts. In order to reach Shura, Ken must cross the Sea of Death, the last remaining ocean on Earth.|
|124||"What Awaits on the Continent of Darkness? There Lies the Legendary Land of Asura!!"
"Nani ga matsu ankoku tairiku! Soko wa densetsu no Shura no Kuni!!" (何が待つ暗黒大陸! そこは伝説の修羅の国!!)
|July 23, 1987|
|Having been taken to Shura by the Pirate Akasachi, Ken finds a dying Falco, who has traveled ahead to rescue Lin, while Lin is captured by Shura warriors and bribed off as a bride in a tournament.|
|125||"Good or Evil? The Mysterious North Star Lapis Lazuli Fist Appears!!"
"Zen ka aku ka? Nazo no Hokuto Ryūken arawaru!!" (善か悪か? 謎の北斗琉拳現わる!!)
|July 30, 1987|
|Ken faces Alph of the Hourglass, a Shura who has won 105 death matches in less than two minutes, while Lin is rescued by Shachi the Rakshasha, a master of the Hokuto Ryūken style.|
|126||"Love is Preached in the Century's End! Her Name is Leia!!"
"Aete seikimatsu ni ai o toku! Sono na wa Reia!!" (あえて世紀末に愛を説く! その名はレイア!!)
|August 13, 1987|
|Shachi challenges General Kaizel, whose style allows him to remove an opponent's internal organs without leaving an open wound. Meanwhile, Kenshiro is taken to meet Shachi's former lover Leia, who preaches the value of love and friendship to the children of Shura.|
|127||"The General of Asura, Han! The Man Who Stains White Snow into Crimson!!"
"Rashō Han! Omae wa shiroki yuki mo kurenai ni someru otoko!!" (羅将ハン! お前は白き雪も紅に染める男!!)
|August 20, 1987|
|Shachi, in his plot to manipulate Kenshiro into destroying the Rashō, the three main rulers of Shura, begins taking Lin to the castle the third ruler, Han, who also practices the Hokuto Ryūken styles.|
|128||"The Legend of the Savior of Asura! His Name is Raoh!!"
"Shura no Kuni ni kyūseishu densetsu hashiru! Sono na wa Raō!!" (修羅の国に救世主伝説走る! その名はラオウ!!)
|August 27, 1987|
|As Kenshiro and Han begins their battle, Shachi tells Lin of how he began his Hokuto Ryūken training and the importance of Raoh's legacy to the commoners of Shura.|
|129||"Kenshiro's Secret is Revealed! The Land of Asura is His Motherland!!"
"Abakareta Kenshirō no himitsu! Shura no Kuni wa haha no kuni!!" (暴かれたケンシロウの秘密! 修羅の国は母の国!!)
|September 3, 1987|
|With rumors of Raoh's arrival to Shura spread as a result of Shachi's manipulation, Leia and her brother Tao goes to meet Jukei, the Hokuto Ryūken master who trained the three rulers and Shachi. Meanwhile, Han reveals to Kenshiro that the Kingdom of Shura is his birthplace.|
|130||"A Cruel Prophecy! Kenshiro, You Cannot Be the Savior!"
"Hijō no yogen! Kenshirō, omae wa kyūseishu ni narenai!!" (非情の予言! ケンシロウ, お前は救世主になれない!!)
|September 10, 1987|
|Kenshiro reflects on what happened since his arrival to Shura, as false rumors of Raoh's arrival are spread thorough the Land. A group "rags" led by a follower of Raoh named Kosem begins to raid a training cap in order to save his young son Chen and other children from indoctrination, unaware that the man who arrived overseas is actually Kenshiro.|
|131||"Rock, The Hero on Horseback! I Don't Believe in Kenshiro!!"
"Bajō no yūshi Rokku! Ore wa Kenshirō o shinjinai!!" (馬上の勇士ロック! 俺はケンシロウを信じない!!)
|September 17, 1987|
|Rock, Kosem's elder son, decides to carry on Raoh's legend along with his band of six cowboys to form the new Army of Raoh.|
|132||"Men Beyond Reasons! The Band of Seven Attacks Kenshiro!!"
"Mondōmuyō no otoko-tachi! Tsuini kōya no shichinin ga Ken o osou!!" (問答無用の男達! 遂に荒野の七人がケンを襲う!!)
|September 24, 1987|
|Rock is blackmailed by Gammon, the Scorpion Shura, into defeating Kenshiro in order to save a group of captured villagers.|
|133||"Rock's Message of Death! Kenshiro, Hang on to Your Friend's Life!!"
"Rokku shi no dentatsu! Kenshirō tomo no inochi o uketomeyo!!" (ロック死の伝達! ケンシロウ友の命を受けとめよ!!)
|October 1, 1987|
|Hyoh, the second ruler of Shura, decides to mobilize his force, vowing to avenge Han's death. Meanwhile Rock and his men decide to challenge Hyoh's army, having learned that Hyoh is Kenshiro's biological older brother.|
|134||"Announcing the Creator of the New Century! My Name is Demon Kaioh!!"
"Shinseiki sōzōshu sengen! Ore no na wa Majin Kaiō!!" (新世紀創造主宣言! 俺の名は魔神カイオウ!!)
|October 8, 1987|
|Jukei seeks to restore Hyoh's memories of Kenshiro as his younger brother. Meanwhile, Kaioh, the supreme ruler of Shura, kidnaps Lin.|
|135||"The Seal of the Devil! 2000 Year Tragedy of the North Star Clan is Revealed!!"
"Akuma no fūin! Sore ga Hokuto Sōke nisennen no higeki o kataru!!" (悪魔の封印! それが北斗宗家二千年の悲劇を語る!!)
|October 15, 1987|
|Jukei and Hyoh do battle. Kenshiro battles a squad of Shura warriors on his way to Kaioh's castle, where Lin is being held captive.|
|136||"Little Brother Ken in Danger! Hyoh, Open Up Your Kind Soul!"
"Otōto Ken no kiki! Yasashiki Hyō yo imakoso kokoro o hirake!!" (弟ケンの危機! やさしきヒョウよ今こそ心を開け!!)
|October 22, 1987|
|Hyoh's battle with Jukei draws to a climactic conclusion as Jukei fails to restore Hyoh's memories, realizing that the seal put on Hyoh's memories was not his own, but Kaioh's. At the same time, Kenshiro is defeated by Kaioh and is taken captive.|
|137||"Kenshiro on the Execution Stand! The Heavens Unleash the God of the Sea!"
"Shokeidai no Kenshirō! Tsui ni ten wa kaijin o hashiraseta!!" (処刑台のケンシロウ! 遂に天は海神を走らせた!!)
|October 29, 1987|
|After defeating Kenshiro, Kaioh plans on crucifying him in order to put an end to the Hokuto Shinken lineage. However,the plan falls through when Akashachi and his band of pirates come to Kenshiro's rescue. Shachi is revealed to be Akashachi's long lost son.|
|138||"Kaioh's Declaration of Victory! The Phantom of the North Star Attacks!!"
"Kaiō tsuka no ma no shōri sengen! Hokuto no maboroshi ga kare o osou!!" (カイオウつかの間の勝利宣言! 北斗の幻が彼を襲う!!)
|November 5, 1987|
|Following his father's death, Shachi attempts to escape with an unconscious Kenshiro while Akashachi's surviving men create a diversion to distract Kaioh.|
|139||"A Destined Encounter of Hyoh and Ken! Both Are Yet to Know Their Secrets!!"
"Unmei no deai Hyō to Ken! Ima da ani wa otōto o shirazu!!" (運命の出会いヒョウとケン! いまだ兄は弟を知らず!!)
|November 12, 1987|
|Lin meets Sayaka, Kaioh's sister and Hyoh's fiance, who hopes that someday Hyoh will bring peace to Shura and they will cross the sea together. Elsewhere, Shahci attempts to bring Kenshiro to safety when he has a chance encounter with Hyoh which results in Shachi sacrificing his own left eye as an offering for mercy.|
|140||"Kaioh's Evil Decision! Cold Blood Runs Through My Body!!"
"Kaiō akuma no sentaku! Ore no zenshin ni wa reiketsu ga myakuutsu!!" (カイオウ悪魔の選択! 俺の全身には冷血が脈打つ!!)
|November 19, 1987|
|Kenshiro awakens at last when Cain, a Shura who seeks to succeeds the deceased Han as the third general, attacks at the waterfall. Meanwhile, Kaioh kills Sayaka and frames Kenshiro for her death.|
|141||"Kenshiro's Challenge! Never Be Defeated Twice!!"
"Kenshirō no Chōsenjō! Ore ni wa nido no haiboku wa nai!!" (ケンシロウの挑戦状! オレには2度の敗北はない!!)
|November 26, 1987|
|Kenshiro and Shachi go to meet up with Leia when they are confronted by a Gyoko, a morbidly obese Shura warrior who kills anyone who reminds him of his obesity. During this battle, Kenshiro declares war on Kaioh and all who side with him. At Sayaka's funereal pyre, Hyoh pledges eternal allegiance to Kaioh.|
|142||"The Tyrant Hyoh and His Sorrowful Aide! Who Will Stop Him Now?!"
"Bōkun Hyō to kanashiki sokkin! Dare ga kare o tomeru no ka!!" (暴君ヒョウと悲しき側近! 誰が彼を止めるのか!!)
|December 3, 1987|
|Kenshiro and Shachi are taken in by Nagato, Hyoh's former right hand man, who turns against his master after he is corrupted by Kaioh's influence following Sayaka's death.|
|143||"The Battle Of The Blood Brothers! Tears Will Never Return To Hyoh."
"Kotsuniku no kyōdai taiketsu! Mō Hyō no hitomi ni namida wa kaeranai!!" (骨肉の兄弟対決! もうヒョウの瞳に涙は帰らない!!)
|December 10, 1987|
|Kenshiro challenges Hyoh, now aware that they're biological brothers. Elsewhere, Hyoh is forcing slaves to work at Raseiden temple when he is confronted by Black Yaksha, a guardian of the Hokuto Sōke bloodline.|
|144||"The North Star on the Brink of Death! Kaioh Reaches Out for the Celestial Emperor!!"
"Hokuto sonbō no kiki! Kaiō no ma no te ga tentei ni nobita!!" (北斗存亡の危機! カイオウの魔の手が天帝にのびた!!)
|December 17, 1987|
|The bloody battle between Kenshiro and Hyoh continues while Shachi and Black Yaksha look on in horror. Kaioh reveals his true identity to Lin as Raoh's biological brother.|
|145||"Tearful Reunion of the Brothers! Kenshiro, I've Been Waiting for You!!"
"Namida no kyōdai saikai! Kenshirō, ore wa omae o matte ita!!" (涙の兄弟再会! ケンシロウ、俺はお前を待っていた!!)
|December 24, 1987|
|Kenshiro's battle with Hyoh reaches its climax. However, Shachi stops the fight, and Hyoh suddenly regains his childhood memories of Kenshiro. The now reconciled brothers unite to defeat Kaioh.|
|146||"Shachi's Battle for Love! Kaioh Will Ridicule With Laughter"
"Shachi ai no tatakai! Kaiō, sore o oroka to warau no ka!!" (シャチ愛の戦い! カイオウ、それを愚かと笑うのか!!)
|January 7, 1988|
|In the aftermath of Kenshiro and Hyoh's battle, Shachi heads to Taiseiden temple to unlock the secret that could allow Kenshiro to defeat Kaioh. Meanwhile, Kaioh heads out to the holy temple himself to kill Shachi in revenge for interfering with Kenshiro and Hyoh's mutual destructions.|
|147||"The Fall of Shachi, Warrior of Love! Love is Everything, My Friends!!"
"Ai no senshi Shachi shisu! Tomo yo, ai koso subete to shire!!" (愛の戦士シャチ死す! 友よ、愛こそすべてと知れ!!)
|January 14, 1988|
|In Taiseiden temple, a strange new discovery is made as Shachi makes a valiant last stand to defend Leia from Kaioh.|
|148||"Tragic Victim of Love! Kaioh's Foundation of Evil!!"
"Kanashiki ai no giseisha! Kore ga Kaiō aku no genten da!!" (悲しき愛の犠牲者! これがカイオウ悪の原点だ!!)
|January 21, 1988|
|When he and Kenshiro meet for their last fight, Kaioh remembers the death of his mother, which drove him to abandon all love and affection.|
|149||"Kaioh's Disgraceful Past! The Heavens Recreate Lin's Destiny!!"
"Kaiō kutsujoku no rekishi! Ten wa Lin no Unmei mo nurikaeru!!" (カイオウ屈辱の歴史! 天はリンの運命もぬりかえる!!)
|January 28, 1988|
|Kaioh strikes a pressure point on Lin that causes her to fall asleep and fall in love with the first person she sees when she wakes up. Afterward, Kaioh and Kenshiro begin their final battle.|
|150||"The Final Chapter: Three Episodes Remaining! Here is the 2,000 Year-old History of the North Star Clan!!"
"Saishūshō nokori sankai! Kore ga Hokuto Sōke Nisennen no chi no rekishi!!" (最終章 残り3回! これが北斗宗家2000年の血の歴史!!)
|February 4, 1988|
|Kenshiro and Kaioh's fight goes underground where Kaioh has the upper hand in a pit full of toxic gases. Hyoh rescues Lin from Samoto, a Shura warriors who plans to make Lin his wife.|
|151||"Prologue to the Final Episode! A Third Man Appears to Determine Lin's Fate!!"
"Saishūwa joshō! Lin no unmei o nigiru dai-san no otoko ga arawareta!!" (最終話 序章! リンの運命を握る第3の男が現れた!!)
|February 11, 1988|
|Accompanied by Black Yaksha, Hyoh is forced to fight Kaioh's elite army when Bat and the Hokuto Army arrive to assist them. Kaioh learns that he is descended from a branch of the Hokuto Sōke bloodline.|
|152||"The Final Episode: Farewell, Kenshiro! Farewell, the Divine Fist of the North Star!!"
"Saraba Kenshirō!! Saraba Hokuto Shinken!!" (さらば ケンシロウ!! さらば 北斗神拳!!)
|February 18, 1988|
|Hyoh, Bat and Rihaku bear witness to the final battle between Kenshiro and Kaioh. When Kenshiro deals the winning blow, Hyoh is given the opportunity to finish Kaioh off, but cannot bring himself to kill the man he once called brother.|