A new anime adaptation of “Fist of the Blue Sky” has been given the green light and will be aired by Tokyo MX and other broadcasters from April.

The news followed the start of the second season of the martial arts manga series titled “Fist of the Blue Sky: Regenesis,” which appeared in the December edition of the monthly Comic Zenon anthology released on Oct. 25.

A prequel to “Fist of the North Star,” the manga follows the way of life of Kenshiro Kasumi, the 62nd successor of the Hokuto Shinken martial arts style, who is referred to as the strongest warrior in its 1,800-year history.

The new season of the manga is the second in a series of projects celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Fist of the North Star,” which was written by Buronson and illustrated by Tetsuo Hara. Supervised by Hara, the new anime adaptation serves as the third project.

“Fist of the Blue Sky” initially ran in the weekly Comic Bunch anthology from 2001 to 2010. The “Regenesis” saga has caused a stir among fans because it focuses on how the protagonist, Kenshiro, dies.

Visit the official website at (http://www.souten-regenesis.com/).

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