fictional fictional character from Fist of North Star
fictional character

Fist of the North Star character
Raoh (Hokuto no Ken Kyukyokuban).jpg As depicted on the binding of Hokuto no Ken: Kyūkyokuban Vol. 10
Created by Tetsuo Hara, Buronson
In-universe information
Alias Ken-oh (“King of Fist”)
Title The Eldest of the Four Hokuto Brothers
The Conqueror of the Century’s End
Relatives Unnamed mother
Kaioh (biological older brother)
Toki (biological younger brother)
Sayaka (biological younger sister)
Ryuken (adoptive father and sifu)
Jagi (adoptive younger brother)
Kenshiro (adoptive younger brother)
Ryu (son)

Raoh ( ラオウ, Raō ) is a fictional character in the Fist of the North Star manga franchise by Buronson and Tetsuo Hara. He is the eldest of four honorary brothers ( including the supporter Kenshiro ) who trained in the ancient assassination art of Hokuto Shinken. Following his introduction in Chapter 42 of the original manga, Raoh serves as Kenshiro ‘s primary equal and adversary during a bang-up helping of the serial, being in the case, the main adversary of Fist of the North Star, having already taken the mantle of Ken-oh ( 拳王, Ken’ō, Fist King ), a oppressive warlord that seeks to dominate the post-apocalyptic world. In line to Kenshiro ‘s title as the “ Savior of Century ‘s end ”, Raoh is normally referred as the Supreme Ruler of the Century ‘s End ( 世紀末覇者, Seikimatsu Hasha ) within the report.

Raoh figures prominently throughout the remainder of the manga following the decision of his report arch and would continue serving as a cardinal character in related works published following the decision of the original manga and its zanzibar copal adaptation. He serves as a cardinal character in The Legends of the True Savior movie series and was the supporter in his own spinoff manga and anime series Legends of the Dark King .

Character overview [edit ]

Raoh is the eldest of the four adopted children trained by Ryuken, the former Hokuto Shinken passkey. The manga gives two unlike origins through the course of the floor. In his first beginning, Raoh and his biological younger brother Toki, were adopted by Ryuken after their real parents died. The moment ( and real ) lineage shows that a young Raoh and Toki, along with an baby Kenshiro, were actually refugees from the Kingdom of Shura who were sent to Japan to be trained in the art of Hokuto Shinken by Ryuken after their fatherland was torn apart by a civil war. Raoh trained under Ryuken along with Toki and Kenshiro, a well as another scholar named Jagi. In malice of his ambitions to become the greatest martial artist in the world, Raoh lost the rights to the Hokuto Shinken succession to Kenshiro. Refusing to give up the expressive style, Raoh killed his sifu Ryuken in battle and leaves to become the jesus of the worldly concern .

Legends of the Dark King [edit ]

With the aid of his childhood friends Reina and Souga, Raoh gradually builds his united states army. late he conquers the Dungeon City of Cassandra and takes over Goram the Demon King ‘s castle as his own while taking the name of Ken-oh ( King of Fist ). Among his many subordinates are his adoptive brother Jagi, the Toki impersonator Amiba, Uighur the Warden of Cassandra Dungeon, Juda of the Nanto Seiken school, and Ryuga, the elder brother of Kenshiro ‘s fiancée Julia, among others. Raoh besides took a giant black stallion named Kokuoh-Go ( 黒王号, Kokuōgō, Black King ) as his personal steed. After his try to recruit Ryuroh into his united states army, Raoh became more barbarous in his campaign. finally, Raoh confronts Souther and the two battle until it ends in a stalemate and a impermanent ceasefire between their armies .

Fist of the North Star and “ Legends of the True Savior ” [edit ]

Raoh first appears in the history after Kenshiro and his allies have destroyed Cassandra. Raoh and his army begin to occupy Mamiya ‘s home village subsequently. Rei is the first warrior to challenge him, but he proves to be no match against Raoh and is defeated. He is then challenged by both, Ken and Toki, and managed to thwart both. In the end, Raoh fights Ken again and the battle between the two men end in a deadlock, with both besides wounded to continue fighting. As revealed in The Legends of the True Savior segment, Legend of Raoh – Chapter of Love in Death, after being forced to kill Souga in a ruse to boost his army ‘s morale and dissuade them from revolting, Raoh ‘s united states army battles Souther ‘s united states army until Reina is injured while saving an baby overtake in the crossfire. Raoh then saves Reina ‘s life by striking a pressure point and entrusts her to Toki, leaving with her the pendant she gave to Raoh when he left the Land of Asura as a child.

After Souther ‘s kill, Raoh re-emerges to resume his “ conquest of the heavens ”. He gauges the extent of his recovery by challenging Koryu, Ryuken ‘s early equal for the Hokuto Shinken succession and defeats him. Raoh then challenges his brother Toki to a battle and defeats him, but spares his life out of sympathy because Toki was already dying from a terminal disease. Raoh late fights the warriors of the Five Chariots, who challenge Raoh on behalf of the final General of Nanto Seiken. When Raoh discovers that the last General is actually Yuria, he rushes to the capital of Nanto to capture her only to be confronted by Kenshiro, who has now mastered the ultimate Hokuto Shinken proficiency of Musō Tensei, the unconscious transmigration of Souls. Raoh manages to escape from Ken and takes Yuria captive with him. Vowing to overcome the concern he felt fighting Kenshiro, Raoh decides to challenge Fudoh of the Mountains, the first person who ever made him feel fear. During his confrontation with Fudoh, Raoh learns that the only manner he can ever learn Musō Tensei is to experience true sorrow. Raoh decides to take Yuria ‘s life to achieve, entirely to learn that she is already dying from a terminal illness adenine well. Feeling sympathy for her fortune, Raoh is able to master Musō Tensei arsenic well. In Legend of Raoh – Chapter of Fierce Fighting, anterior to his final struggle with Ken, Raoh kills some of the more power-hungry members of his united states army to ensure that his army would not be corrupted if he dies fighting Ken. once at the Hokuto Renkitōza, the North Star Mind and Body Training Ground, Kenshiro and Raoh prosecute in a farseeing arduous struggle in which Kenshiro emerges as the ultimate victor. Raoh praises the strength Ken gained from fighting against other rivals before revealing that rather of killing her, he had extended Yuria ‘s life by a few years via imparting some of his religious energy to her. Raoh then jettisons his remaining animation energy up into the heavens to restore light to the world proudly declaring, “ I have no regrets for the life that I ‘ve lived ! ” After the final conflict, his ashes are brought by Kokuoh-go to Reina, which she takes back to Raoh ‘s fatherland, the Land of Asura. Raoh ‘s bearing figures prominently in the fib arc following his end, as his influences is felt on other characters introduced subsequently such as Falco and Akashachi. In the Land of Asura, Raoh was worshiped as a hero by the villagers, who saw him as their only hope against the corrupt ruler Kaioh, who is in fact Raoh and Toki ‘s biological elder brother. The final chapters of the manga reveals that Raoh has left behind a son named Ryu .

voice actors [edit ]

Raoh ‘s voice actors in the master japanese versions of several Hokuto no Ken productions includes Kenji Utsumi in the original television series and 1986 film ( angstrom well as in a few video games ), Tesshō Genda in the CGI animated short film Legend of Heroes and the video game J-Stars Victory Vs, Takashi Ukaji in the Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu film series and Ten no Haō anime series, Rikiya Koyama in the PSP game adaptation of Ten no Haō, Fumihiko Tachiki in the television game Hokuto Musō, and Masami Iwasaki, the voice of Ryuji Goda, in the video bet on Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. early voice actors have voiced the child translation of Raoh such as Nobuo Tobita in the original television series, Shigeru Shibuya in the Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu movies and Takayuki Kondō in the Ten no Haō series. In Episode 32 of the original television receiver, Raoh ‘s initial silhouetted appearance was voiced by Norio Wakamoto. In English terminology versions, Raoh was voiced by Wally Burr in the Streamline Pictures ‘ dub of the 1986 film and by Andrew Love in Sentai Filmworks ‘ unblock of Legends of the Dark King. For a brief flashback in Manga Entertainment ‘s knight of the television series, Raoh was voiced by John Snyder.

In culture [edit ]

To promote the theatrical passing of Raoh Den Gekitō no Shō ( an animated recite of Kenshiro ‘s final battle with Raoh ), the producers of the film conducted a mock funeral service that was held at the Koyasan Tokyo Betsuin on April 18, 2007. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] A read of the funeral avail was included as a bonus sport in the japanese DVD unblock of the film .

Notes and references [edit ]