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The manga Hokuto no Ken (known as Fist of the North Star in its English editions) by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara was originally published by Shueisha in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump from 1983 to 1988, and the series was subsequently reprinted in 27 collected editions (tankōbon) under the Jump Comics imprint.[1] During the 1990s, Shueisha reprinted Hokuto no Ken in 15 hardcover aizōban editions,[2] as well as 15 corresponding economy-sized bunko editions.[3] A 14-volume Kanzenban edition was published by Shogakukan in 2006 under the Big Comics Selection imprint, featuring the original water-colored artwork from the Weekly Shōnen Jump serialization.[4] It has also been released in 27 pay-to-download e-book editions.[5]

Viz Communications published the first sixteen chapters of Fist of the North Star in English as an eight-issue monthly comic in 1989, which were later reprinted in a single graphic novel collection in 1995. During that same year, Viz resumed publication of the series as a monthly comic until 1997, lasting eighteen issues (spanning chapters 17-44), which were subsequently reprinted in three additional graphic novels. The license was later acquired by Gutsoon! Entertainment, which published a new translation of the series in the form of a "Master Edition" featuring newly colorized artwork and retained the original right-to-left orientation of the art, as well as new cover artwork by Tetsuo Hara from the fourth volume and onward. The Master Edition of Fist of the North Star was published from 2002 to 2003, lasting only nine volumes, due to Gutsoon!'s withdrawal from the North American market.

Japanese VolumesEdit

Title
Chapters Release Date ISBN Cover
Volume 1: A Cry from the Heart
(心の叫び の巻 Kokoro no Sakebi no Maki?)
March 9, 1984[1] ISBN 4-08-851661-3 Volume 1
Volume 2: The Devil's Execution!
(悪魔の処刑! の巻 Akuma no Shokei! no Maki?)
June 8, 1984[2] ISBN 4-08-851662-1 Volume 2
Volume 3: Rage! To the Depths of Hell!!
(怒り!地獄の果てまで!! の巻 Ikari! Jigoku no Hate Made!! no Maki?)
September 10, 1984[3] ISBN 4-08-851663-X Volume 3
Volume 4: The Two Ominous Stars!
(ふたつの凶星! の巻 Futatsu no Kyōsei! no Maki?)
December 7, 1984[4] ISBN 4-08-851664-8 Volume 4
Volume 5: Departing to a Death Match!
(死闘への旅だち! の巻 Shitō e no Tabidachi! no Maki?)
March 8, 1985[5] ISBN 4-08-851665-6 Volume 5
Volume 6: A Tragic Reunion!!
(悲劇の再会!! の巻 Higeki no Saikai!! no Maki?)
June 10, 1985[6] ISBN 4-08-851666-4 Volume 6
Volume 7: Sleeping in an Unmarked Grave!
(眠れ 墓標なき墓に! の巻 Nemure Bohyōnaki Haka ni! no Maki?)
September 10, 1985[7] ISBN 4-08-851667-2 Volume 7
Volume 8: A Moment of Life!
(今一瞬の命を! の巻 Ima Isshun no Inochi o! no Maki?)
November 8, 1985[8] ISBN 4-08-851668-0 Volume 8
Volume 9: The Crimson Fangs of the Star of Enchantment!
(妖星の赤き牙! の巻 Yōsei no Akaki Kiba! no Maki?)
January 10, 1986[9] ISBN 4-08-851669-9 Volume 9
Volume 10: The Monarch of Nanto!
(南斗の帝王! の巻 Nanto no Teiō! no Maki?)
April 10, 1986[10] ISBN 4-08-851670-2 Volume 10
Volume 11: A Sky-Shattering Fist!!
(天砕く拳!! の巻 Ten Kudaku Kobushi!! no Maki?)
July 10, 1986[11] ISBN 4-08-851671-0 Volume 11
Volume 12: A Distant Promise!
(遠い誓い! の巻 Tōi Chikai! no Maki?)
September 10, 1986[12] ISBN 4-08-851672-9 Volume 12
Volume 13: Nanto Arises!!
(南斗ついに起つ!! の巻 Nanto Tsui ni Tatsu!! no Maki?)
November 10, 1986[13] ISBN 4-08-851673-7 Volume 13
Volume 14: The Moment Has Come!
(その時はきた! の巻 Sono Toki wa Kita! no Maki?)
January 9, 1987[14] ISBN 4-08-851674-5 Volume 14
Volume 15: The Glorious Loser!
(栄光ある敗者! の巻 Eikō aru Haisha! no Maki?)
March 10, 1987[15] ISBN 4-08-851675-3 Volume 15
Volume 16: Cry of the Young Wolves!
(若き狼の叫び! の巻 Wakaki Ōkami no Sakebi! no Maki?)
May 8, 1987[16] ISBN 4-08-851676-1 Volume 16
Volume 17: The Golden Assassin!
(黄金の刺客! の巻 Ōgon no Shikaku! no Maki?)
July 10, 1987[17] ISBN 4-08-851677-X Volume 17
Volume 18: The Two Heavenly Empresses!
(ふたりの天帝! の巻 Futari no Tentei! no Maki?)
September 10, 1987[18] ISBN 4-08-851678-8 Volume 18
Volume 19: The Mask of Ambition!
(野望の仮面! の巻 Yabō no Kamen! no Maki?)
November 10, 1987[19] ISBN 4-08-851679-6 Volume 19
Volume 20: The Legacy of Raoh Spreads!
(ラオウ伝説走る! の巻 Raō Densetsu Hashiru! no Maki?)
January 8, 1988[20] ISBN 4-08-851680-X Volume 20
Volume 21: The Phantom Demon!!
(幻影の魔人!! の巻 Gen'ei no Majin!! no Maki?)
March 10, 1988[21] ISBN 4-08-851824-1 Volume 21
Volume 22: The Graves of the Shining Stone Fist!!
(琉拳の墓場!! の巻 Ryūken no Hakaba!! no Maki?)
May 10, 1988[22] ISBN 4-08-851825-X Volume 22
Volume 23: The Conqueror's Request!
(覇王の遺言! の巻 Haō no Igen! no Maki?)
July 8, 1988[23] ISBN 4-08-851826-8 Volume 23
Volume 24: The Exhaustion of a Tenacious Hellfire!
(執念の業火果つ! の巻 Shūnen no Kōga Hatsu! no Maki?)
September 9, 1988[24] ISBN 4-08-851827-6 Volume 24
Volume 25: A Prologue to Destruction
(滅びの序章 の巻 Horobi no Jōshō no Maki?)
November 10, 1988[25] ISBN 4-08-851828-4 Volume 25
Volume 26: The Shadow of the Conqueror!
(覇王の影! の巻 Haō no Kage! no Maki?)
January 10, 1989[26] ISBN 4-08-851829-2 Volume 26
Volume 27: Farewell to My Loved Ones...
(さらば愛しき者たちよ… の巻 Saraba Itoshikimono-tachi yo... no Maki?)
March 10, 1989[27] ISBN 4-08-851830-6 Volume 27

English VolumesEdit

Viz Graphic Novels EditionEdit

Volume Viz Graphic Novel Title Release date ISBN Organization
01 Fist of the North Star April 1995 ISBN 1-56931-031-9 Part 1, Issues 1-8 (Chapters 1-16)
02 Fist of the North Star:
Night of the Jackal
September 1997 ISBN 1-56931-186-2 Part 2, Issues 1-7 (Chapters 17-27)
03 Fist of the North Star:
Southern Cross
December 1997 ISBN 1-56931-200-1 Part 2, Issues 7-8
Part 3, Issues 1-5 (Chapters 28-35)
04 Fist of the North Star:
Blood Brothers
May 1998 ISBN 1-56931-258-3 Part 4, Issues 1-7 (Chapters 36-44)

Raijin Comics EditionEdit

Volume Release date ISBN Chapters
01 2003-01-28 ISBN 0-9725037-0-6 1-8
02 2003-02-25 ISBN 0-9725037-1-4 9-17
03 2003-03-18 ISBN 0-9725037-2-2 18-26
04 2003-05-14 ISBN 0-9725037-3-0 27-34
05 2003-07-26 ISBN 0-9725037-4-9 35-42
06 2003-11-11 ISBN 0-9725037-5-7 43-50
07 2003-11-25 ISBN 1-932454-11-X 51-58
08 2004-02-18 ISBN 1-932454-20-9 59-66
09 2004-05-19 ISBN 1-932454-27-6 67-74
10 Unpublished ISBN 1-932454-36-5 N/A

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "北斗の拳 全27巻・全巻セット ジャンプコミックス" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on August 2, 2007.
  2. "北斗の拳 全15巻 愛蔵版コミックス" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on August 2, 2007.
  3. "北斗の拳 全15巻・全巻セット 集英社文庫(コミック版)" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved on August 1, 2007.
  4. "小学館:コミック" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved on August 2, 2007.
  5. "北斗の拳" (in Japanese). eBookJapan. Retrieved on August 2, 2007.

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