The village where Rin and Bat first meet the wandering Kenshiro.
Blessed with ample underground water and food supplies, the town was an obvious target for Zeed. After defeating Zeed, Kenshiro fears that his presence will only bring chaos to the town, and decides to leave Rin and the village.
A metropolis designed by Shin.
Governed by him under the name of King as leader of his eponymous and nefarious military organization, he forces neighboring villagers and refugees to live within its walls. All residents are branded with a bloody cross and forced to perform hard labor.
Shin created this city as a gift for Yuria, but she could not endure the suffering and anguish caused by its creation, and threw herself from the palace walls.
The „land of the chosen ones“, in which only superior people who share the same ideals may reside.
God’s Land is an earthly paradise created by the group of murderers known as Golan, who kidnap women from all over the land in order to continue their lineage.
The establishment of God’s Land was proceeding well under the supervision of the Colonel, until the group is destroyed by Kenshiro, who is unable to contain his rage at their despicable deeds.
A village in which children such as Taki, who have no one to look after them, live under the care of an old lady named Toyo.
The village used to be home to numerous people, but everyone left after the local well dried up. Later, a single blow from Kenshiro destroys the rock that is blocking the flow of water to the village, making a new well available to them. This is the village that Bat calls home.
The site of a prison in which only the most notorious criminals are kept.
Devil Rebirth is held captive in one of its underground cells. Jackal, who once managed to escape from the prison himself, revisits it in order to release Devil Rebirth and have him defeat Kenshiro on his behalf.
Blessed with a bountiful oasis, this self-sufficient village where even flowers can bloom is a stark contrast to the wastelands that surrounds it.
Mamiya’s parents discovered the oasis and cultivated the surrounding land. In order to defend the village against the assault of the Fang Clan, Mamiya hires Kenshiro and Rei for protection.
Village of Miracles
A village revitalized by Toki’s work to heal people.
Previously a place where the sick and injured were abandoned to die. Toki, who could heal with a single touch, was considered a savior and the villagers rejoiced at his miracles.
However, when Amiba, impersonating Toki, began his immoral experiments on the villagers, the village was transformed once again into a place of death.
A vast prison where various martial artists are imprisoned and forced to give up their secrets.
Founded by Raoh, Cassandra is overseen by its warden, Uighur. The cries of the countless prisoners entombed by Uighur’s hand has led to Cassandra being called the „City of Wailing Demons“.
A town built for the sole purpose of producing medicine for Raoh.
When the legend of Ken-oh is destroyed as a result of Raoh and Kenshiro’s unresolved battle, the place descends into chaos. Mamiya travels alone to this city in search of some medicine that will ease the suffering of Rei, who has been struck in his Shinkesshu vital point.
Imperial Holy Cross Mausoleum
A giant pyramid designed by Holy Emperor Thouzer as a testament to his power.
Entombed within is Thouzer’s Nanto Ho-Oh Ken master, Ohgai. The Nanto Seiken successor was supposedly to have used the Hokuto Shinken successor as a human sacrifice at the time of placing the final piece at the top of the mausoleum.
However, the overly ambitious Thouzer is defeated before seeing it finished and is buried within its crumbling structure.
Where the Four Brothers of Hokuto were trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken.
Only those recognized by the previous successor were allowed to train within. A young Kenshiro, without permission to train inside, was put through his paces by Raoh outside the dojo.
Yuria visited this place many times when she was young.
Hokuto Chi Training Grounds
Located outside the Hokuto Dojo, overseen by a giant statue of Acala.
The site of Kenshiro and Raoh’s final confrontation and also the site of Kenshiro and Raoh’s first meeting with Yuria.
Castle of the Last Nanto General
The castle of the Last Nanto General, Yuria.
With the castle town blessed with freedom and equality, many people who had forgotten peace have gathered here. The General was protected by several bodyguards, but they are systematically eliminated by the approaching Raoh.
The castle, too, is destroyed by the violent battle between Kenshiro and Raoh and by the final trap put in place to stop Raoh.
A fortified city, built by Jako in the name of the Celestial Emperor.
Because of Jako’s fear of the dark, the city is always filled with electric lights, meaning that midnight is just as bright as midday. The city’s power plant is staffed by prisoners, who are forced to work there until they drop dead.
Though the city is surrounded by thick walls and solid gates, these are all destroyed when the Hokuto Army attacks.
The Celestial Emperor’s Village
A village that is home to members of the Celestial Emperor’s family and their staff.
Raoh attacks the village during the height of his reign as Ken-oh, but Falco sacrifices his right leg to ensure the villagers‘ safety.
Before leaving, Raoh informs Falco of the tragedy that awaits him at Jako’s hands, and tells him to kill Jako before it is too late. Falco’s mother had raised Jako as her own son, however, and when Falco sees her crying, he decides to ignore Raoh’s advice.
Land of Shura
A nation on the other side of the Sea of Death, inhabited only by the warlike Shura.
Ruled according to the laws of the battlefield by the three Shura Generals, Kaioh, Hyou and Han, only 1% of boys ever make it to adulthood.
Only those who have killed 100 people in battle by the age of 15 are allowed to live. The fate of beautiful women is to become wives for the surviving Shura men, and any who resist this fate are killed.
Kenshiro, Raoh and Toki were all born in the Land of Shura.
The residence of Han, the third Shura General of the Land of Shura.
Han fills his castle with beautiful women and Shuras who try to kill him, and amuses himself by toying with their lives. The castle also contains an arena in which Han challenges anyone who looks strong enough to take him on.
Shachi sneaks into this castle disguised as a Boro, handing Rin over to Han in order to force Kenshiro and Han to fight.
The residence of Kaioh, the first Shura General of the Land of Shura, and the place to which Rin is taken.
Its entrance is guarded by Kaioh’s Extermination Squad. Kenshiro follows Rin into the castle, but is defeated by Kaioh. Shachi then carries the injured Kenshiro through a waterway leading out of the castle, allowing him to make his escape.
The birthplace of Hokuto Ryuken and the resting place of the men who developed Hokuto Ryuken in the shadows of Hokuto Shinken, never revealing themselves to the world.
Though they have now sank into the swamp, Hyou made people carry stones to this place after he entered the Demonic Realm, attempting to hold back the mud and restore it to its former glory.
The Raseiden is also the place in which Kenshiro and Hyou do battle for the leadership of Hokuto.
The origin of the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage and the place in which Kenshiro and Hyou were born and raised.
The Caryatid, the statue which holds the key to the secret of the Hokuto Clan Main Lineage, is stored in one of its underground chambers. This chamber is discovered by coincidence when Kaioh strikes the ground, opening up a hole that leads straight to it.
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