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|
|Appearances||Manga (ch. 11), Anime (ep. 6)|
|Voice actor(s)||Takeji Yoshihara|
Buro (ブロウ) 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.
- 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.