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Release Date:
6 June 2003 (Japan) See more »
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 (Series Cast) (in credits order)
Takehito Koyasu ... Kenshirô (voice)
Yurika Hino ... Sâra
Akimitsu Takase ... Tobi
Romi Pak ... Doha (Vista) (voice)

Gackt ... Seiji (as Gackt Camui)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Sanga
Tomoe Hanba ... Main
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Toki
Seiji Sasaki ... Geese
Kôji Ishii ... Rogue
Kiyonobu Suzuki ... Chess
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Narration
Takaya Hashi ... Hokumon Master
Masahiko Tanaka ... Jinen
Daisuke Kishio ... Seiji (young)
Sanae Kobayashi ... Sâra (young)
Reiko Suzuki ... Yura
Magnum Tokyo ... Magnum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomohisa Aso
Keisuke Baba

Lowell Bartholomee ... Ches (voice: English version)
Ron Berry ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jose Brown ... Giese (voice: English version)

Charles Campbell ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Elena Carrillo ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tye Casas ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jim Damm ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Bill Dawson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Travis Dean ... Roushi (voice: English version)
Adam Dudley ... Seiji (voice: English version)
Hisao Egawa
Robert Fisher ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Robert S. Fisher)
Lainie Frasier ... Yura (voice: English version)
Scot Friedman ... Jinen (voice: English version)

Tatsuya Fujiwara
Frank Gabriel ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Katie Gillette ... Sara (voice: English version)
Brad Graeber ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Shannon Grounds ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Rick Hankins ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
David Henkin ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Keiji Hirai ... Young Man
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Village girl, towns folk
Akira Kajiwara
Monika Kappe ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Yoshihisa Kawahara
Yûji Kishi
Robert Kraft ... Kenshiro (voice: English version)
Chris Loveless ... Tobi (voice: English version) (as Christopher Loveless)
Rehan Malick ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Zachary McMakin ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jason McMaster ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Galen Menzel ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Tsuguo Mogami
Jeff Montondon ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Arlishia Neville ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ryôko Numazawa
Michael Oye ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kôichi Sakaguchi
Tony Salvaggio ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Takeshi Sasaki
John Paul Shepard ... Sanga (voice: English version)
Hirakazu Shibayama
Toshitaka Shimizu

Korey Simeone ... Doha (voice: English version)
Keiichi Sonobe
Yoshinori Sonobe ... (voice)
Heath Steiner ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Yûgo Takahashi
Dena Taylor ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Christopher Tureson ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Aaron Atom Vyvial ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Christopher Wertman ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Justin Whitney ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Elizabeth Wilder ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Rie Ôtake

Directed by
Takashi Watanabe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Buronson  story
Tetsuo Hara  story
Nobuhiko Horie  screenplay
Hiroshi Toda 

Produced by
John Ledford .... executive producer
John Ledford .... producer
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english version)
Original Music by
Yasuharu Takanashi 
Cinematography by
Junichi Watanabe 
Art Direction by
Jun'ichi Higashi 
Art Department
Tomohiro Kawahara .... mechanical designer
Sound Department
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects: Sound Box
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
Tomoko Nakashima .... sound producer: Techno Sound
Yukari Tobase .... assistant sound recordist: Aoi Studio
Fujio Yamada .... sound recordist
Animation Department
Tomohiro Kawahara .... mechanical designer
Haruo Sotozaki .... animation director
Haruo Sotozaki .... character designer
Other crew
Toru Iwakami .... international coordinator (English version)
Tomohiro Kawahara .... mechanical director
Shinji Kobukata .... titles: opening credits
Kentaro Nakamura .... unit director
Shingo Okada .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Shin Hokuto no Ken" - Japan (original title)
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Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Germany:18 (volume 3) | New Zealand:R13 (volume 1) | New Zealand:M (volume 2 and 3) | South Korea:18 | UK:18 (volume 1) | UK:15 (volume 2 and 3) | USA:Not Rated (Suggested 17+)

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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The third chapter that should have never been made, 20 January 2004
Author: david-rf from Ancona, Italy

I'm a huge fan of Hokuto no Ken series since the early 80s and I was very disappointed when I saw this "Shin hokuto no ken". Everything seems made to be a mere marketing operation. The 3D scenes don't always match correctly with 2D, the animation is not so good, the plot is a bit boring and the new voice of Kenshiro is much worse than the original one by Akira Kamiya. And, the last but not the least, what's that horrible part of a samurai armor in Kenshiro's right shoulder? That's crap I say!

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