VIZ Media is preparing to publish Fist of the North Star Vol. 1 from author Buronson with art by Tetsuo Haraon on June 15, 2021.
A little bit of background on the series, the manga series first began in the 80s, which influenced films such as Mad Max. However, only a few chapters were officially released in the west during the 80s and 90s. Yes, the sad days where manga wasn’t the powerhouse that it is today.
VIZ has returned to the series to release it officially in the west, complete, and with a brand new translation. An updated localization is needed since translation quality has improved wildly over the past years. Further, this will be a hardcover release for an added layer of quality.
The description of the story is as follows:
One day, a wanderer appears out of the wasteland to bring justice to the guilty and hope to the people—a warrior named Ken, a man who bears seven scars upon his chest and holds the secret of a mysterious martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star!
The manga is full of action and over-the-top fight scenes that fans have grown to love. It’s good to see a return of the series as it may even spark additional interest in this series and create new fans.
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