Successor of Hokuto Shinken. Youngest of the Four Brothers of Hokuto, and Hyou’s younger sibling by blood.
Ken wanders the Land in search of his love, Yuria, who had been kidnapped by his nemesis, Shin.
After defeating Shin, Kenshiro encounters companions such as Rin, Bat and Rei, and matures as the successor of Hokuto Shinken. He goes on to defeat Raoh, his oldest brother and greatest enemy, but disappears to live a life of seclusion with Yuria.
Several years later, he returns to find Rin and Bat fully grown, and they travel together once more. In pursuit of Rin, Kenshiro crosses the ocean and returns to his birthplace, the Land of Shura.
After defeating Kaioh, the ruler of the Land of Shura, Kenshiro loses his memory, but it is restored thanks to Bat. After seeing Rin and Bat united at last, Kenshiro is last seen heading into the wastelands alone.
Possessor of Hokuto Shinken’s most ancient and wondrous techniques. The second oldest of the Four Brothers of Hokuto. Is also the biological younger brother of Raoh and Kaioh.
During the war, he was exposed to radiation and became terminally ill, causing him to renounce his candidacy to become Hokuto Shinken’s successor.
He sought instead to use Hokuto Shinken as a healing art. As his illness deepens, he is captured and imprisoned at Cassandra, where he waits for Kenshiro. After his rescue by Kenshiro, he fights a fateful battle with his brother, Raoh, but is defeated. Upon his death, he ascends to the heavens together with Ryuga.
The eldest of the Four Brothers of Hokuto. Toki’s biological elder brother. Kaioh’s biological younger brother.
His ambition and martial skills grow to excess and Ryuken refuses him the position of successor to Hokuto Shinken. Following the war, he proclaims himself Ken-oh (King of Fists) and rules over the people with an iron fist. He always rides his horse, Kokuoh, dismounting only when facing a worthy opponent.
He defeats Rei, Toki, and the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto. He kidnaps Yuria and attempts to claim ultimate control over the land, but is defeated by the youngest Hokuto Brother, Kenshiro.
In another time, he too would have been a worthy successor to Hokuto Shinken.
One of the Six Masters of Nanto. Successor of Nanto Suichoken. Represents the Star of Righteousness.
He encounters Kenshiro during his search for the „man with seven scars on his chest“, who had kidnapped his sister, Airi.
He later joins Kenshiro, but falls victim to Raoh’s Bloodletting Strike and is doomed to die. With his remaining life, he defeats Juda, whose presence loomed large over Mamiya, the woman Rei loved.
One of the Six Masters of Nanto. Successor of Nanto Koshuken. Represents the Star of Martyrdom.
Kidnaps Kenshiro’s fiancee, Yuria, and gives Kenshiro the seven scars on his chest. As Raoh draws near, he secretly sends Yuria to the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto for protection and fakes her execution.
Soon after, he is defeated by Kenshiro and throws himself from his own palace’s walls. His love for Yuria is never to be requited.
One of the Six Masters of Nanto. Successor to Nanto Ho-Oh Ken, another sect that can have only one successor. Represents the Star of Dominance.
Proclaims himself the Holy Emperor and orders the construction of the Imperial Holy Cross Mausoleum in his honor.
Due to his mysterious immunity to vital point attacks, even Raoh avoids confrontation with him. Kenshiro is defeated once by Thouzer, but he soon learns the secret behind Thouzer’s immunity.
Unable to withstand Kenshiro’s assault, Thouzer disappears into the crumbling structure of the mausoleum with the remains of his master, Ohgai, finally realizing the value of the love he once felt.
The third oldest of the Four Brothers of Hokuto. Envious of his younger brother Kenshiro’s natural ability during training, he considers him an enemy.
When Kenshiro is chosen as Hokuto Shinken’s successor, Jagi demands Kenshiro give up the position, but instead sustains a large, disfiguring wound to his head.
He impersonates Kenshiro in an attempt to ruin his reputation, but is caught by a furious Kenshiro and meets a miserable end.
The leader of the Oasis Village (Mamiya’s village).
After both her parents are killed by Juda, she is imprisoned and branded with Juda’s mark on her back. After escaping from Juda, she fights to protect her parents‘ village from the Fang Clan and meets Kenshiro and Rei.
After Rei dies, she decides to honor his soul by abandoning her warrior ways and living a quiet life.
During Kenshiro’s battle with the Celestial Imperial Army, she is responsible for looking after Ein’s beloved daughter, Asuka. Later, she weeps as Bat suffers at the hands of Bolge, and vows to die alongside him. Though she and Bat are both severely wounded during the battle, Kenshiro manages to save them both.
One of the Six Masters of Nanto. Successor of Nanto Kokakuken. Represents the Star of Enchantment.
After the war, Juda leaves with 23 sects of Nanto and joins forces with Raoh, intending to cause an irreparable fracturing of the six main Nanto Seiken branches.
Obsessed with his own beauty, Juda grows envious of the beautiful techniques of Rei. As a dying Rei confronts Juda for the sake of Mamiya, Juda is unable to overcome the beauty of Rei’s technique and is defeated, dying cradled in Rei’s arms.
One of the Six Masters of Nanto. Known as the Blind General of Valor, he is the successor of Nanto Hakuroken. Represents the Star of Benevolence.
He sees the potential in a young Kenshiro, and sacrifices his own eyesight to save him.
Later, he leads the resistance against Thouzer but is captured. In order to save the lives of the other captives, he is forced to carry the apex of the pyramid, despite having the tendons in his legs cut, to the top of Thouzer’s Imperial Holy Cross Mausoleum.
At the summit, his eyesight is miraculously restored, and he is able to see the grown Kenshiro, before he is impaled and killed by Thouzer’s spear.
Successor of Taizan Tenroken. Yuria’s elder brother; Juza’s half-brother. Represents the Star of the Lone Celestial Wolf.
Follows Raoh, believing that his tyranny is required to restore order to the world, but begins to doubt this after meeting Kenshiro.
In order to test Kenshiro, he goes on a murderous rampage and captures a weakened Toki. When he is defeated by Kenshiro, he reveals to him that he is Yuria’s brother. He then entrusts the fate of the age to Kenshiro as he dies, together with Toki.
One of the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto. Known as Fudo of the Mountains.
Was once a ruthless bandit who even managed to strike fear into the heart of Raoh, but had a change of heart after meeting the compassionate Yuria.
He then adopts many orphans to raise while protecting Yuria. During his confrontation with Raoh, who wished to overcome his longtime fear of Fudo, he is gravely injured but manages to force Raoh to take a step back in retreat. Although he dies, he is able to make Raoh feel fear once again.
One of the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto. Known as Juza of the Clouds. Ryuga’s half brother.
In love with Yuria since they were children, when he discovers that they are half-siblings, he runs away and turns to an irresponsible, carefree life.
However, when he learns that Yuria is the Last Nanto General, he returns to confront Raoh. With his unpredictable fighting style, he manages to stall Raoh and steal Kokuoh but is eventually defeated.
Although he is struck by a vital point attack that would kill him unless he reveals the identity of the Last Nanto General, he refuses to yield and dies, earning the respect of Raoh.
A former street rat. Uses crass speech, but is kind at heart.
By coincidence is imprisoned in the same jail cell as Kenshiro, which leads them to travel together. Several years after parting ways with Kenshiro, he forms the Hokuto Army, whose aim is to protect the weak.
When Kenshiro reappears, Bat fights alongside him and the now adult Rin, and between them they destroy the Celestial Imperial Army. Later on, he marries Rin, who has had her past affections for Kenshiro erased.
However, he feels guilty and cannot go through with the wedding and erases her memories once more so that she can be with Kenshiro. Bat later sacrifices himself to save Kenshiro, dying in the battle against Bolge.
Kenshiro uses a vital point to bring Bat back to life, allowing him to be reunited with Rin, whose memories have been restored.
A young girl acting as jailor in the town where Kenshiro is imprisoned. She admires Kenshiro greatly, and decides to follow him on his travels.
Several years after parting ways with Kenshiro, she forms the Hokuto Army along with Bat. During a battle with the Celestial Imperial Army that governs the land, Rin learns that she is in fact the Celestial Empress’s twin sister. Her royal blood leads to her captured by Kaioh, who erases her memories of past affections.
After Kaioh’s death, she marries Bat, but he erases her memories again during the ceremony in an attempt to reunite her with Kenshiro. However, watching Bat putting his life on the line in battle causes her memory to return, and she realizes that he is the one she truly loves.
A bounty hunter who once worked for the Celestial Imperial Army, who fights with a brawling style.
An encounter with Kenshiro and Bat causes him to change his ways, however, and he decides to become a father that his daughter, Asuka, can be proud of.
He fights alongside the Hokuto Army against the Celestial Imperial Army, but becomes trapped deep beneath the Imperial Capital. He sacrifices his life to allow Rin and Bat to escape from their underground prison. He remains a proud fighter who makes his own way with his fists, until the very last.
After his death, Asuka gives Kenshiro his glove.
The successor of Gento Koken, also known as „Falco the Golden General“.
At the height of the Ken-oh era, Falco sacrifices his right leg to save the people of his village. Later, in order to protect the imprisoned Celestial Empress Rui, Falco reluctantly agrees to serve Jako and help him eliminate Hokuto.
After a brutal battle, he and Kenshiro come to an agreement. He then kills Jako and is reunited with Rui. Despite still being wounded, he then sets out to save Rin, who has been taken to the Land of Shura, although his rescue attempt proves unsuccessful. He defeats the Nameless Shura in battle, but then dies from his wounds with Kenshiro watching over him.
A practitioner of Hokuto Ryuken. Jukei’s fourth pupil and son of Akashachi.
He becomes a beast known as the Rakshasa – „a devourer of Shura“ – in order to protect his beloved Leia. When he first meets Rin, he tries to use her as a way of luring Kenshiro into a fight with the Shura Generals, but is touched by her love for Kenshiro and rediscovers his humanity.
After that, he begins to worship Kenshiro, even offering his eye to Hyou in order to protect him.
His actions in protecting Kenshiro provoke Kaioh’s wrath, which leads to his death, although he is briefly resurrected in order to protect Leia.
A practitioner of Hokuto Ryuken, and the second of the Shura Generals. He is also Kenshiro’s older brother by blood, and is of the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage bloodline.
Though he was once a loving brother, Kaioh seals away his memories, meaning that Hyou remembers nothing about his younger sibling.
As part of Kaioh’s plan, he enters the Demonic Realm and is made to fight against Kenshiro, but midway through the battle his memory returns. The battle left him scarred, but he is still able to rescue Rin from the wastleland and return her to Bat, battling several hundred Shuras in the process.
After dragging himself to Kaioh to apologize for his weakness, Hyou dies from the injuries he sustained.
A practitioner of Hokuto Ryuken. The first of the Shura Generals, and an older brother biologically to both Raoh and Toki.
Though he had been a beloved and caring child, his mother’s death and the circumstances in which he was rejected by the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage warped his personality, resulting in him becoming the evil ruler of the Land of Shura.
His plan is to kill Kenshiro and have a child with Rin, so that her Imperial blood can purify his own cursed blood.
However, he is defeated by Kenshiro, whose memories of the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage had been unsealed.
Kaioh dies at his mother’s final resting place, carrying Hyou in his arms.
A subordinate of Shin.
Normally has a gentle personality but hates the sight of his own blood. When he sees blood, he loses control and attacks anyone near him.
Because of the thick layers of fat on his body, he is able to withstand most martial art attacks and is known as the „Destroyer of Fists“. It is said he can only be defeated by Nanto Seiken.
Kenshiro at first struggles against Heart, but he uses a high-speed kick technique to get past Heart’s protective layer of fat and finishes him off with the Hokuto Softness Ripping Slash.
Rei’s former training companion. A self-proclaimed genius who developed his own martial arts style.
He is scolded and slapped by Toki when he mistakenly presses the wrong vital point of a patient. Resentful, Amiba proceeds to impersonate Toki, performing sadistic vital point experiments on innocent patients to further his own understanding of the art.
Kenshiro mistakes him for Toki at first until Rei reveals the truth. Amiba then falls victim to Kenshiro’s rage.
Leader of a group of bandits that excel at attacking in packs.
With his style known as Huashan Horn Wrestling, he can harden his body to the point where even steel pillars are useless against him. He targets Mamiya’s village, but his clan is killed off one by one by Kenshiro and Rei.
In retaliation, he kidnaps Airi to try and force Rei to kill Kenshiro, but fails. He is killed when Kenshiro splits his head open with the Boulder Splitting Wave.
Warden of the dungeon known as Cassandra, and a user of Taishan Style Twin Streak Whip.
It is said that not even a single insect has escaped under his watch. Under orders from Raoh, he oversees various imprisoned martial artists, including Toki.
When Kenshiro and his companions come to rescue Toki, he arrogantly allows them inside, thinking them harmless. He fights Kenshiro but loses, and is sealed in a grave that he himself had dug for Kenshiro.
Leader of an outlaw biker gang. A large man with „Z-666“ tattooed on his head.
Although merciless against his enemies, he shows much compassion for his comrades. He holds Rin hostage for food, but is killed with Kenshiro’s Hokuto Hundred Crack Fist.
Leader of Golan and a former Red Beret commando.
His aim is to create a country called „God’s Land“, where the „chosen ones“ can live. A user of the Nanto Muonken style of Nanto Seiken, he can predict enemy actions based on the slightest twitch of an eye or muscle.
When Kenshiro comes to destroy Golan, the Colonel’s superhuman abilities allow him to put up a good fight, but he is eventually destroyed by the Hokuto Bone-Breaking Fist technique.
An evil creature held captive in Villainy Prison. A user of the Rakan Nioken style.
Despite being several times larger and stronger than an ordinary man, his movements are still sharp and nimble. Having killed 700 people, he was sentenced to be executed 13 times, but managed to survive them all, and was therefore given a 200 year prison sentence instead.
Because Jackal helps helps him escape from captivity, Devil Rebirth looks up to him like a brother, fighting Kenshiro on his behalf until he finally falls victim to the Hokuto Seven Stars of Death.
A user of the Nishin Furaiken style, Raiga guards Cassandra alongside his twin brother Fuga.
They invite Kenshiro to enter Cassandra after he sees into their hearts. After the warden Uighur is killed, they secure a passage for Kenshiro to the prison where Toki is held.
Ken-oh’s Royal Guards stand in their way, however, and the twins die while holding up stones that are dropped to obstruct the path.
A user of the Nishin Furaiken style, Fuga guards Cassandra alongside his twin brother Raiga.
They invite Kenshiro to enter Cassandra after he sees into their hearts. After the warden Uighur is killed, they secure a passage for Kenshiro to the prison where Toki is held.
Ken-oh’s Royal Guards stand in their way, however, and the twins die while holding up stones that are dropped to obstruct the path.
A user of the Gento Koken style. Solia is a one-eyed general, also known as „Solia of the Purple Light“.
He greatly admires the „heartrending light“ that Falco produces, and would willingly give his live for his master. Having been ordered to eliminate the Hokuto along with Falco, he agrees to take on Kenshiro.
Though his mastery of Gento Koken allows him to put up a good fight, he is unable to prevail in the end.
A nameless warrior from the Land of Shura.
When still only 15 years old, he killed 100 of Akashachi’s men, causing the pirate to lose his right eye and right leg.
In a later battle, he defeats the wounded Falco before turning his attention to Kenshiro. However, Kenshiro uses the Sekkakko vital point to give Falco a final burst of life, which he uses to cleave the Nameless Shura in two.
A general from the Land of Shura and a user of the Mouko-style Enigmatic Predator Palm.
He is capable of ripping out enemies‘ organs and bones, and has a record of 1.800 victories as a Shura. He faces Shachi, who had kidnapped Rin, and though his experience in battle gives him the initial advantage, he loses his arm to Shachi’s attack and is hit trying to cover for an old wound he received from Han, leading to his death.
A practitioner of Hokuto Ryuken, and the third of the Shura Generals.
His fists are as fast as hurricanes, leaving no shadow, and his victims do not see them coming until it is too late. Bored by everyday life, he surrounds himself with those who wish to kill him to keep himself entertained. He detests the unambitious, and has killed so many enemies that he has lost count of the exact number.
Shachi hands Rin over to him, which leads to Han doing battle with Kenshiro, who has come to rescue her.
The chance of fighting against such a powerful opponent makes Han tremble with excitement, and a brutal hand-to-hand battle ensues. Knowing of Kenshiro’s childhood, he makes one final chilling prophecy after being defeated by Kenshiro, before he dies.
A monstrous man whose head is covered in hard, artificial skin.
He lives only to exact revenge on Kenshiro, who blinded him in both eyes. When Bolge encounters Bat, the seven scars on Bat’s chest make Bolge think he is Kenshiro, and he subjects him to brutal torture.
Though Kenshiro does eventually appear to give Bolge a terrible beating, the blind man is able to rise again after being struck in a vital point, showing his gruesome determination by trying to ensure that Rin dies with him.
One of Shin’s minions and a proficient bow gun user.
He tries to steal rice seeds from Misumi, but is stopped by Kenshiro’s Two-Fingered Air Snatch, losing an eye in the process.
Bearing a grudge against Misumi for the loss of his eye, he attacks his village, slaughtering him along with several other villagers. This enrages Kenshiro, who attacks Spade with the Hokuto Fist of Penitence, giving him time to know the terror of death before he succumbs to it.
One of the Colonel’s subordinates, and another former Red Beret who now serves in the Golan Army.
He is known to put trainee soldiers through absolute hell in order to create hardened killers. He excels at using knives, and can stab up to ten times a second.
He thinks that his skills as a knife fighter give him a chance against Kenshiro, but he is quickly proven wrong and killed in battle.
Jackal’s right-hand man, whose signature move is the „Mantrap“. Extremely cruel, Fox is also known for his sharp, cunning mind.
When he encounters Kenshiro supplying food to villagers, he lies prone on the ground in an attempt to lure him into a false sense of security. Kenshiro is not fooled, however, and after making him reveal Jackal’s whreabouts, he kills Fox with a flurry of kicks that send him crashing into a nearby wall.
One of the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto. Known as Huey of the Winds. His fists work in harmony with the wind to produce aura blasts that slice enemies to shreds.
Huey was the first of the Chariot Guardians to attempt to stop Ken-oh by going up against Raoh himself. He was no match for Raoh’s iron fists, however, and was easily defeated.
One of the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto. Known as Shuren of the Flames. He uses phosphorus during battle to envelop his enemies in flames of rage.
He goes up against Raoh to punish him for what he did to his fellow Guardian Huey, but the mounted Raoh has the upper hand, and breaks Shuren’s arms and legs.
In a final, desperate act, Shuren engulfs himself in flame and clings to Raoh in an attempt to torch him. Raoh, however, responds by snapping Shuren’s neck and leaving his corpse to burn.
Jako’s son and Shiino’s older brother.
When Ein comes for his father, Jask intervenes and fights him, but Ein dispenses with him effortlessly. After Jako’s death, Jask kidnaps Rin and takes her to the Land of Shura, but no sooner has he arrived than he is murdered by the locals.
When Falco finds him, Jask uses his last breath to curse both Hokuto and Nanto alike.
Jako’s son and Jask’s younger brother.
Assigned to guard the first gate when the Hokuto Army come to attack the Imperial Capital, he is killed by a spear thrown by Kenshiro.
A Shura warrior who has killed 122 men, 105 of them within two minutes.
Despite winning a contest that has Rin as its prize, he receives further orders from Keiser to kill Kenshiro. Alf wears a cloak covered in poisoned fangs during battle, emphasizing his desire for victory at all costs, but Kenshiro is still able to defeat him within two minutes.
Kenshiro’s fiancee. Rightful descendent of the Nanto Bloodline. Represents the Star of the Compassionate Mother.
Forced to leave Kenshiro’s side by Shin. Unable to endure Shin’s ruthless actions, she throws herself to her death but is saved by the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto.
Afterwards, as the Last Nanto General, she builds a peaceful city where all live in equality, and waits for Kenshiro. Despite ravaged by the same illness as Toki, following Raoh’s death, she and Kenshiro live out a happy life together.
Rei’s younger sister.
Right before her marriage, she is abducted by Jagi and sold into slavery. She takes her own vision as a result of the extreme hardships she was forced to endure.
The Fang Clan attemps to use her as a tool for vengeance against Rei, but she is rescued by him and Kenshiro. Kenshiro presses one of her vital points and restores her vision, allowing Rei and Airi an emotional reunion.
Airi stays in Mamiya’s village and watches over Rei as he dies.
An old man who tries to think of the future instead of simply living in the moment.
Spade attacks him and tries to steal his rice seeds, but Kenshiro saves him and helps him deliver the seeds to his village. Immediately after Kenshiro leaves, however, Spade comes back to attack the village and kills Misumi.
Kenshiro returns to the village to kill Spade, before sowing the rice seeds at Misumi’s grave in the hope that they can one day be harvested.
An old woman who looks after orphans and other children who have no one to take care of them.
She is like a mother to Bat. She first meets Kenshiro when she is trying to dig a new well in the village to replace the old one that has dried up. Kenshiro helps her finish the well, and then leaves the village.
Just after she sees him off, however, she is attacked by Jackal. Though she manages to save the children who have dynamite strapped to their backs, she herself is caught in an explosion and killed.
A young boy who lives in Toyo’s village, Taki looks up to Bat as though he were an older brother.
Taki is sent out of the village to look for people to help dig a new well, at which point he comes across Kenshiro. Worried that Toyo is giving the children water that she herself should be drinking, Taki sets out to steal some water from a neighboring village, but is caught in the act and killed.
The leader of a gang who roams the wasteland looking for water.
When they come across water in Toyo’s village, they attack it and end up killing the old woman. Kenshiro goes after them, but Jackal helps the monstrous Devil Rebirth escape from Villainy Prison, and tricks him into attacking Kenshiro.
Once Devil Rebirth has been defeated, the cowardly Jackal starts pleading for his life, but in the end he falls victim to his own trickery and is blown to pieces by a stick of his own dynamite.
The younger brother of Mamiya, leader of their village.
When he goes to trade provisions at the nearby oasis, he is captured by the Fang Clan, who had been targeting the village. He is then executed as a warning to Kenshiro and Rei, who killed members of the Fang Clan.
Despite losing both her parents and then her only remaining relative, Mamiya remains outwardly composed, and heads to her parents‘ graves to weep silently.
The son of Shew, the successor to Nanto Hakuroken.
After Kenshiro is defeated by Thouzer, Shiva rescues him from the Imperial Holy Cross Mausoleum. He then sacrifices his life to allow Kenshiro to flee when pursuers from the Holy Imperial Army come after him.
After Shiva’s death, Shew solemnly says that the blood of the Star of Benevolence flowed through his son’s veins as well.
The 63rd successor to Hokuto Shinken.
Was not blessed with his own sons, so he adopted and raised Raoh, Toki, Jagi and Kenshiro. A strict man, he is merciless on those he believes are unworthy, as demonstrated by the time he kicks a young Raoh and Toki off a cliff.
After choosing Kenshiro as his successor, he fights to stop an ambitious Raoh from leaving. Following a fierce battle, he manages to Raoh, but is overcome by a sudden relapse of his illness, whereupon he is slain by Raoh.
Previous successor to Nanto Ho-Oh Ken.
He adopts the orphaned Thouzer as a child and raises him as a son. He raises Thouzer strictly but lovingly and trains him in the techniques of Nanto Ho-Oh Ken.
When Thouzer turns 15, Ohgai fights him as his final test, and is struck and mortally wounded by Thouzer’s Polar Star Cross Fist. Ohgai reveals with his last breaths that in Nanto Ho-Oh Ken, the new successor is fated to kill the previous one.
Later, he is buried by Thouzer in the Imperial Holy Cross Mausoleum.
A member of the Five Chariot Guardians of Nanto. Known as Rihaku of the Oceans.
In ordinary times, he would have been a great military commander, in charge of thousands of men. In an effort to ensure that Kenshiro meets Yuria, the Last Nanto General, Rihaku lays a series of traps that hinder Raoh’s advance.
Even after Raoh is killed, Rihaku is the only Chariot Guardian who continues with his task, keeping an eye on Rin and Bat as they grow into adulthood.
The only reason Ein works as a bounty hunter is to buy nice things for Asuka and to make her happy. When Ein decides to do battle against Falco, Asuka is sent to Mamiya’s village to ensure her safety.
Asuka later witnesses her father dying a noble death at the hands of the Celestial Imperial Army, her bravery in the face of such a sight bringing tears to the eyes of many.
Successor of Nanto Soyoken and Gill’s older brother.
The brothers once took on Falco in battle, and were about to be killed when Ein stepped in to take them away to prison. With Kenshiro and Ein’s help, they escape from prison and fight Falco once more, but he is too strong for them and mortally wounds Buzz.
In the end, Buzz detonates a warhead with a head butt, trying to make sure Falco is killed along with him, but he succeeds only in blowing himself up.
Successor of Nanto Soyoken and Buzz’s younger brother.
The brothers once took on Falco in battle, and were about to be killed when Ein stepped in to take them away to prison. With Kenshiro and Ein’s help, they escape from prison and fight Falco once more, but they are defeated once more.
Gill tries to rush to his brother’s side when he blows himself up, but Ein holds him back.
To find out where the Celestial Empress Rui is being held captive, she pretends to be enamored of Jako. When her true intensions are revealed, she is imprisoned beneath the Imperial Capital with Ein and several others.
After the fall of the Imperial Capital, she waits for Falco to return from the Land of Shura. Though Falco does not return, his name lives on as Myu gives birth to his child.
The Celestial Empress, and Rin’s estranged twin sister.
Her long period of captivity under the Imperial Capital has left her blind. When Kenshiro and the Hokuto Army storm the Imperial Capital, Rin, Bat and Ein help her escape.
Upon discovering that Rui is alive, Kenshiro and Falco stop fighting each other and turn their attension to Jako instead, crushing him in battle.
Prefect of the Celestial Imperial Army; father of Shiino and Jask.
He imprisons the Celestial Empress and establishes the Imperial Capital. During the Ken-oh era, his village is attacked by Raoh and he is almost killed by Falco as a result, but manages to survive thanks to the presence of Falco’s mother. His experiences have left him terrified of the night sky, which is when the Seven Stars of Hokuto shine.
After Falco’s mother dies, he uses the Celestial Empress as a means of protecting himself and controlling Falco. When Celestial Empress Rui escapes, Falco finally takes his chance and eliminates Jako.
Shachi’s father and leader of the „Twin Orca“ pirates, Akashachi used to work for Raoh.
He once attacked the Land of Shura, only to be defeated by a Nameless Shura. Not only did this event lead to him losing his right eye, right leg and most of his crew, he also had to leave his son behind.
After traversing the Sea of Death for several years, Akashachi encounters Kenshiro, and takes him to the Land of Shura. He later manages to rescue Shachi and Kenshiro, but is killed by Kaioh.
Leia opens a private school in the Land of Shura, at which she teaches the local children about the concept of love. She asks Kenshiro to kill Shachi, as he has become a heartless Rakshasa, but Kenshiro sees that she still loves him.
Once Shachi is restored to his normal self, she joins him in his journey. During a battle with Kaioh, Shachi receives a mortal blow, after which he confesses to Leia that he only became the Rakshasa for her sake. Leia weeps bitterly upon hearing this confession.
Leia’s younger brother.
Tired of living his life in permanent fear of the Shuras, he decides to become one himself, and goes to join their training camp.
After being instructed to kill one of his friends, however, he realizes what his sister had meant when she talked about „love“, and decides to escape instead.
Kenshiro steps in to save him as he is being pursued by the Shuras, leading to Kenshiro and Leia meeting for the first time.
The previous successor to Hokuto Ryuken.
Raoh, Toki and Kenshiro were all sent to Ryuken to learn a fighting style that would allow them to rule in the coming age of anarchy.
At the same time, Jukei taught Hokuto Ryuken to Kaioh, Hyou, Han and Shachi. In an attempt to stop the evil Kaioh, Jukei tries to lift the seal on Hyou’s memories and teach him the key to defeating Kaioh. The attempt is a failure, however, and Jukei actually ends up being killed by Hyou himself.
Kaioh’s younger sister, and Hyou’s lover.
She is killed by Kaioh as part of his plan to pit Hyou and Kenshiro against each other. Kaioh tells Hyou that is was Kenshiro who killed Sayaka, and Hyou develops a deep hatred of both Kenshiro and Hokuto Shinken as a result.
Abandoning all sense and reason, Hyou becomes consumed by a demonic ragae, and vows to kill his younger brother.
The eternal servant of Kenshiro and the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage, he is said to be even more powerful than Jukei.
After Hyou enters the Demonic Realm, Kuroyasha goes into battle against him in an attempt to protect the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage, though he fails to defeat him.
When Hyou’s memory returns, the two journey together, and Kuroyasha enters into battle with 300 of Kaioh’s elite Shura soldiers who target Rin and Hyou. Amidst all the fierce fighting, Kuroyasha finally takes his last breath.
Raoh’s beloved steed, whose powerful legs can crush grown men underfoot or kick them to death.
Possesses a great sense of loyalty towards Raoh, and this is reciprocated – Raoh won’t allow himself to be carried by any other horse.
Several years after Raoh’s death, he appears again at Kenshiro’s side, this time with only one eye. They journey across many lands together, and even make it as far as the Land of Shura.
Kokuoh breathes his last soon after taking Kenshiro to visit the grave of his beloved Yuria.
[Encyclopedia – Styles]