Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Haoh

Title:Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Haoh
Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story
北斗の拳 ラオウ外伝 天の覇王
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Notables: Animation - Satelight
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)
This Fist of the North Star series focuses on the formation of an empire, specifically a hegemony, by an inheritor of the fist of the north star, Raoh. Accompanied by his two loyal comrades Souga and Reina, as well as a mysterious woman named Sakuya, Raoh will begin this journey of conquest while at the same time trying to prove his own way of thinking.
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13-episode TV anime that premiered on October 2, 2008.
Animated by Satelight.
Licensed by Sentai Filmworks.
[edit] The Fist of the North Star franchise:

Main Timeline Prequels Legends of the True Savior Film Series
  • (2006) _Raō Den: Jun'ai no Shō (movie, 105 minutes)
  • (2007) _Yuria Den (1 OVA episode, 65 minutes)
  • (2007) _Raō Den Gekitō no Shō (movie, 90 minutes)
  • (2008) _Toki Den (movie, 60 minutes)
  • (2008) _Zero Kenshirō Den (movie, 90 minutes)
  • (1986) Hokuto no Ken (Movie) (movie spinoff to TV series, 110 minutes)
  • (2015) _Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji (TV series, 12 episodes)
DD Fist of the North Star
  • (2011) _DD Hokuto no Ken (TV series, 12 episodes)
  • (2013) _DD Hokuto no Ken (2013) (remake, 13 TV episodes)
  • (2015) _DD Hokuto no Ken II (TV series sequel, 12 episodes)
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 7 6 7 6 7 7 Ggultra2764 [series:3417#1552]
Serving as prequel to Fist of the North Star, Legends of the Dark King explores the start of Raoh's efforts to conquer the post-apocalyptic world that the series is set in. The series is mostly solid in exploring major elements to Raoh's character such as how he gained his horse Kokuoh, conquered Cassandra to use as his kingdom's prison city, and crossed paths with Souther. It does have a few quality hiccups such as Raoh not showing much for personality beyond mostly being stone-faced and prideful about his strength, the animation being noticeably subpar, and some questionable continuity integration of new characters Reina and Souga. Otherwise, Legends of the Dark King makes for a solid addition to the Fist of the North Star franchise since it provides more fleshing out of Raoh's character.

Last updated Sunday, September 10 2017. Created Sunday, September 10 2017.

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