Burou, as depicted in the manga.
Name in Kanji ブロウ
Name in Romaji Burō
Alternate spelling(s) Blow, Burou, Buroo, Buroh
Fighting Style Brute strength
Position(s) Thug
Appearances Manga (ch. 11), Anime (ep. 6)
Voice actor(s) Takeji Yoshihara

Buro (ブロウ)[1] was a thug from the village of Oasis who caused a ruckus at Johnny's bar after he was denied a free meal. Kenshiro and Bat saw the commotion during their first visit to Oasis. Ken weakened the thug's muscle strength by striking his arms with the "Iron Muscle Severing Kick" (鋼筋分断脚, Gōkin Bundan Kyaku), leaving Buro with barely enough strength to earn his meals with honest work, much to Buro's dismay. This makes Buro one of the few "giant thugs" to survive an encounter with Kenshiro. The fact that Ken did not kill him likely means that he saw a chance that Buro might actually make an honest living.

Notes Edit

  • In the English dub of the anime, Kenshiro simply tells Buro that both of his arms have been permanently disabled instead of saying his strength has been halved.
  • In Hokuto no Ken 3, a game original character who replaced Ren, Tawaba (after the popular death cry) uses a sprite based on Buro.


  1. Name given in Hokuto no Ken Online, the character was originally unnamed in the source material and TV series [1]