Manga launches on October 25
Manga creator Yasu Hiromoto posted a picture on Twitter from this year’s November issue of Tokuma Shoten‘s Comic Zenon magazine on Saturday, and it reveals that a new Fist of the North Star spinoff manga about the character Amiba will launch in the magazine’s next issue on October 25. The manga is titled Hokuto no Ken Gaiden: Taisen Amiba no Isekai Haо̄ Densetsu – Isekai ni Itte mo Ore wa Tensai da!! N? Machigatta ka na… (Fist of the North Star Side Story: Genius Amiba’s Another World Overlord Legend – Even If I Go to Another World, I Am a Genius!! Huh? Was I Mistaken…). Sokra Nishiki is writing the story, and Nattо̄ Gohan is drawing the manga. Buronson and Tetsuo Hara are credited for the original work.
The spinoiff manga follows the “genius” Amiba, who can learn any fighting style faster than anyone else. After he is defeated by the original series’ protagonist Kenshiro and dies, he wakes up in another world and begins a new adventure.
The original manga’s story is set in a post-apocalyptic world. The story centers on a man named Kenshiro, a master and successor to a deadly martial art, as he wanders the nuclear wasteland protecting the weak and innocent from violent thugs. In his travels, he must contend with other master martial artists and figures from his past, including his “brother” Raoh, who has crowned himself the king of the new world.
The original manga ran in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1983 to 1988. Viz Media began publishing the manga in a new edition digitally and physically in June. The manga has inspired several television anime, films, and spinoff anime. Other spinoffs of the manga – the DD Fist of the North Star II and Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor comedy anime spinoffs – aired alongside each other in 2015. Crunchyroll streamed both anime as they aired in Japan. Hiroshi Kurao launched a new Fist of the North Star spinoff manga titled Hokuto no Ken Seikimatsu Drama Satsuei-hen (Fist of the North Star Apocalypse Drama Filming Arc) on the Comic Zenon manga website on February 26.
Source: Yasu Hiromoto’s Twitter account