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Ein, as he appears in the manga.
Name in Kanji アイン
Name in Romaji Ain
Fighting Style Kenka Kenpō
Allegiance(s) Kenshiro
Family Asuka (daughter)
Position(s) Bounty Hunter
Appearances Manga (ch. 140-160), Anime (ep. 113-122), Ultimate Sadistic Action
Voice actor(s) Ken Yamaguchi
Kazuya Nakai (Shin Hokuto Musou)
Ein (アイン, Ain)
Ein was a famed tracker and bounty hunter who fought with an unorthodox street fighting style (ケンカ拳法, Kenka Kenpō). He was hired to capture Kenshiro, but after a brief conflict, he began to respect him. He often mentions keeping his "woman" happy, who turns out to be his adoptive daughter, Asuka. Ein protects her with his life and provides for her with his bounty.
He sacrifices his life to rescue Bat, Lin and company, when they are trapped by Jakoh, believing he owed Kenshiro a debt. After his death, Asuka gives her father's gloves to Kenshiro, which he wears for the rest of the series (as well as in the OVA series New Fist of the North Star).


Ein wears an all-leather outfit similar to Kenshiro's. His outfit is decorated with the Stars and Stripes, which would imply that he is an American. He also wears a pair of gloves with metal studs on each knuckle.
Ein's appearance differs in the manga and anime. In the manga he has black hair, whereas in the anime his hair is blonde.

Character Rating

From Hokuto no Ken: Kyūkyoku Kaisetsusho: Seikimatsu Haō Retsuden.

  • Level: C
  • Power: 4
  • Speed: 3
  • Skills: 1
  • Looks: 4
  • Charisma: 3


  • In the manga, he has black hair and is vaguely similar to the late, great actor James Dean and Mickey Rourke.
  • Max Eagle from the Savage Reign/Kizuna Encounter fighting game series is possibly based on him.


Ein concept art