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SKU #:16466
Title:Souten No Ken Part 1
Media Format:DVD - NTSC
Region Code:All Regions
Studio: Anime Cartoon (MI)
Audio Spec:Dolby Digital
Dialogue:Japanese
Subtitles:English , Traditional Chinese
Sale Price: Now Only US$9.00 (49% Off)
Shipping Unit: 2
Remarks:2 DVDs Episode: 01~13

The main protagonist of this story is Kasumi Kenshiro, better known as "Yan Wang" or "The King of Death" (derived from the myth Yan Luo Wang), Kasumi is a laid back and chain-smoking Tokyo professor who possesses the deadly Chinese assassin martial art Hokuto Shinken (Kasumi's personality is different from Kenshiro) who travels to Shanghai after hearing the news of his Triad friend Pan Guang-Lin and his sister Yu-Ling (Kasumi's love interest) are in trouble.

In Shanghai, Kasumi has to fight the three Hokuto families like Hokuto Sonkaken, Hokuto S?kaken, and Hokuto Ry?kaken (based on the royal families of Romance of the Three Kingdoms). At the same time Kasumi has to help Pan's "Qing Bang" Triad gang against the immoral "Hong-Hua" Triads in gaining territory and influence of Shanghai.

Many of the plot points mentioned in the comic contain some real historical facts, like how Shanghai was controlled with International Settlements (the story focus mainly on the French settlement) during the 1930s. Also seen are Jewish refugees who escaped from Nazi persecution in Europe, and the invasion of China by the Japanese Army. Chiang Kai Shek and some real historical Kuomingtang figures appear in the story as well.

Tetsuo Hara wanted the fights in the manga to look more like traditional Chinese martial arts, so the action is somewhat faster and more detailed than those in Fist of the North Star. Hara went to Shanghai in person to get his inspiration.


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