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Encyclopedia > Raoh
Raoh is displayed prominently with Kenshiro, Toki and Mamiya obscured at the background.
Raoh is displayed prominently with Kenshiro, Toki and Mamiya obscured at the background.

Raoh (ラオウ?), or Ken-Ō (拳王?) —as he dubbed himself— is the central antagonist of the Fist of the North Star manga, anime, and other related works. He is also the protagonist of Youkow Osada's manga, Ten no Haō - Hokuto no Ken: Raō Gaiden. An antagonist is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ... Fist of the North Star (Japanese: 北斗の拳; Hokuto no Ken, literally Fist of the Big Dipper) was a manga series that was originally serialized between 1983 and 1988 in the weekly Japanese version of Weekly Shonen Jump, created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ...

He is is Kenshiro's older brother in Hokuto Shin Ken, though they are not related by blood. As a young child , he dreamed of being of the strongest , and Hokuto Shinken provided the means. Ryuuken, the current sensei of Hokuto Shinken at the time, took Raoh under his wing. Kenshiro, the Fist of the North Star Kenshiro, or just Ken—as he is often called—is the central character of the Fist of the North Star manga, anime, and other related works. ...

He has been voiced by Kenji Utsumi (TV/Movie), Norio Wakamoto (TV, ep. 32 only), Nobuo Tobita (TV, young), and Takashi Ukaji (New Movies). Kenji Utsumi (内海賢二 Utsumi Kenji, born August 26, 1937) is a veteran seiyū who was born in Fukuoka. ... Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫 Wakamoto Norio), is a veteran seiyuu who was born Noriaki Wakamoto (若本 紀昭 Wakamoto Noriaki) on October 18, 1945 at Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. ... Nobuo Tobita ) is a veteran seiyÅ« who was born November 6, 1960 in Ibaraki. ...


Raoh and his younger brother Toki were robbed of their parents at an early age. They decided to focus on training in martial arts in hopes of becoming the "strongest brothers". One day while Raoh and Toki were talking in a cave they stored their training equipment in, Ryuuken of the Hokuto Shinken school approached them asking where he could find Raoh. Ryuuken informed them he would only take one brother to train as a successor. As a test, Ryuuken traps both boys on the bottom of a ravine and says he'll take the first boy who makes it up the cliff. Toki is injured in the fall and unable to climb. Raoh defies the odds and hauls Toki up the cliff with his other hand, yelling he'll only go if Ryuuken takes them both. Ryuuken catches them both as they pass out from the exhausting climb, thinking that Raoh will surpass his wildest imaginations.


Raoh completely devoted himself to the perfection of his fighting technique. He spared his younger brother no quarter in sparring, and later claimed he would never cry again, for tears were useless. Instead they should be transformed into ambition and strength.

Known Styles of Combat

Raoh started the Prison of Cassandra with the intention of learning the martial arts secrets of every school in the world. He would force the fighters to give up their "scroll" which would contain techniques he would use to become undefeatable.

-Hokuto Shinken Hokuto Shinken (北斗神拳, Big Dipper God Fist) is a fictional martial art from Tetsuo Haras mangas, Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky. ...

-Sūzan Tsūhi Ken (Songshan Passing Elbow Fist) Mount Song, known in Chinese as Songshan, is one of the five sacred mountains of China and is located in Henan province. ...

-Nanto Kōkaku Ken (South Dipper Crimson Crane Fist) South Dipper map The Dipper mansion (斗宿, pinyin: DÇ’u Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged with large talons and long-necked birds of the order Gargoyles, and family Gruesome killers. ...

-Rakan Niō Ken (Arhat Deva King Fist) A garden featuring depictions of various arhats (Hsi Lai Temple, California) An arhat (Sanskrit, also arahat or arahant (Pali); Chinese: 阿羅漢, āluóhàn, luóhàn, lohan; Tibetan: dgra-bcom-pa; Jp. ... The Niō (仁王, lit. ...



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