Kenshiro was originally an orphan from Taiseiden, Shura and a descendent of the Hokuto Sōke bloodline. He was sent to the mainland by Jukei as a baby to be adopted by Ryuken, master of Hokuto Shinken. Ryuken named him after his older brother Kenshirō Kasumi, since they shared the same Big Dipper-shaped birthmark on their heads. Kenshiro watched his adoptive brothers train in the art of Hokuto Shinken and decided to join them in the fight to become Ryuken's successor. Despite being younger and more naive than his older brothers, Kenshiro was a promising student who ultimately earned the title of successor.
Kenshiro ability to tap 100% of his body grants him the strength of 100s of humans. Strength to overpower superhumans and giants alike.
Lifting Strength/Raw Strength
1) Kenshiro states his fingers rend steel.
2) Rips open the steel of an dungeon.
3-4) This giant can pancake cars with his one arm. Kenshiro stops his best swing with one finger.
5) Lifts a 10+ Boulder easy.
6-7) Carves out a 50+ ton boulder from the mountain side and wields it like a weapon.
8) Casually lifts a couple ton boulder, and throws it a great distance at archers faster than the arrows reach him.
9-10) Carries a 200+ ton rock for miles, and then holds it out with outstretched hands fine.
1) One shots the helicopter landing pad on a building. A reinforced roof in case of helicopter crashes no less.
2-3) Punches in half the several feet thick stone column easy.
4) Punches Falco so hard the ground rips open.
1-3) Jagi tanks a modern nuclear blast with minimal damage.
4) Raoh survives a modern nuke drop on his city. Kenshiro is strong enough to harm Raoh with his blows.
1) Kicks and punches a large tank till it explodes.
2) The air pressure of the missed punch explodes the solid ground.
3) The multiple blows from kenshiro and Raoh explode with force the ruins around them.
4) Kenshiro smashes down with single blows small skyscrapers.
Thanks to Kenshiro's Ki abilities, he is able to attain insanely high resistance to most forms of damage.
1-2) Kenshiro states his body is like steel.
3-5) Slamed with enough force to shatter the coliseum ground level, and then blasted into the top of the stone tower, which then falls in on Kenshiro. All this in the same fight and kenshiro is fine.
1) Kenshiro has a near ton steel beam bend around his body. Then right after that has a multi tone boulder slam on his head. Kenshiro never moves nor takes any damage.
2) Kenshiro has a small skyscraper falls on his head, only to have it break in half over his head.
1) Two strong men who cut stone with this razor wire, has said wire snap on Kenshiro's body.
2) The whips shown here cut normal men into tiny pieces, but barely draw any blood on Kenshiro.
3) Kenshiro catches a sword blade and the blade breaks, never drawing any blood.
1) Shrugs off electricity gate that burns humans to a crisp.
2) Shrugs off flame throwers.
3-4) catches bare hand lava with no damage to his hand.
1) Kenshiro hit head on by a tank shell, and walks through it.
2-3) Kenshiro is ground zero of a city wiping explosive chain that kills everyone but him. He was not even KOed.
Kenshiro is fast as hell due to his skill and superhuman stats. Often blitzing armies of men, or appearing as after images to other speedy foes.
1) Catches a crossbow with his fingers.
2) Whips are moving in after image speed. Yet Kenshiro is able to tie the ends of them while appearing not to move at all.
Catches an army's worth of arrows, and throws them back with head shot accuracy.
1) Kenshiro is fast enough to throw multiple after image punches and strikes.
2-5) This character is able to seemingly press all 1,109 pressure points in the space of a split second. Yet Kenshiro catches every blows, and counters every strike.
1) In his fight vs Alf in the manga and anime, Alf has the ability to make duplicates of himself, and he has super speed as a high level demon. Kenshiro spins into a whirl wind attack, and moves so fast that he blitzes this high speed demon and his copies with several after image Kenshiros in a circle.
2) A character who is a able to throw after image attacks, as seen before Kenshiro attacks, seems to stand still to Kenshiro's own dozens of after image punches.
3) Raoh and Kenshiro speed of attacks with each other.
Hokuto Shinken/Hokuto Ryuken
As a master of both styles, Kenshiro original style of Martial Arts is the improve Hokuto Shinken founded by the original Hokuto Ryuken assassin style. Stated as the greatest martial art in the world. This Style allows for various special techniques and abilities. The selling point being able to pressure point foes to death. Killing from inside out. Only differnece between Hokuto Shinken and Hokuto Ryuken is the type of Ki manifested from the forms, and Shinken uses 708 pressure points, while Ryuken uses 1,107 pressure points.
Pressure Points knowledge is the bread and butter of Kenshiro. Its his main stay move and go to attack. Pressure Points exist in 708 spots in Hokuto Shinken and 1,109 spots in Hokuto Ryuken. Kenshiro knows them all and the various effects they have. Effects range from pouring his own Ki into the pressure point, turning the opponent's own life force into their worst enemy. he can also apply ki into the pressure point to make the body move, or react. He can even affect the brain functions with said Ki base pressure points.
Pressure Point Exploding
1) Explain how this main form of attack requires using your own Ki to cause the enemy Ki to make them explode.
2) One touch to each foe, and heads explode.
3-4) One round house hits the heads of three foes, and they all have their heads explode.
5) One touch explodes the skeleton from the body.
6) Whole body explodes in red mist from a few well place blows.
7-9) Shows that the pressure points can be controlled to just exploding hands or limbs. More so when blocking said attacks.
1) Exploding Wolves with a touch one after the other.
2) Ki surge is shown traveling across the brain, which then explodes the brain, heart, and body.
Pressure Point Range Attacks
1-3) Kenshiro targets pressure points of Souther with Ki energy for range attacks.
4-5) Kenshiro by passes a close combat technique with a pressure point attack at range via Ki.
Pressure Point Healing
1) Heals a mute girl to be able to speak again.
2) Heals a woman who blinded herself with poison to see.
Pressure Point Body Movements
1-2) Removes the strength from this thugs arms.
3-4) Immobilizes the body of this killer, and causes the killer's own arms to involuntary move away in the fashion to chop his own head off.
5) Shuts down the lungs of this poison breathing foe with a touch.
6) Causes Amiba, who has great pressure point knowledge, to involuntary walk of the buildings edge.
7-8) Immobilizes Souther's own legs even though he has some resistance to pressure point attacks thanks to his unique body, and his knowledge as the the top Nanto Seiken master.
Pressure Point Mental Manipulation
1) Pressure points attack that induce intense pain for the rest of ones life by making their sensations hyper active.
2) Pressure points attack to make a foe feel the pain he caused another till the day he dies.
3) One touch shuts down the conscious of this girl having a panic attack.
4) Pressure points that make the brain unable to speak a lie.
5) Pressure points the optical perceptions of these blade throwers so they slice themselves apart the moment they attack together.
6) Pressure points the optical nerves of Han of all people.
70 With a pressure point attack, wipes out the recent memory of this thug, and mentally shuts him down for a short time.
8) Wipes the memories of the past few days from these thugs with pressure points.
Pressure Point Resistance
1-2) Overpowers Amiba's own pressure points by being stronger in Ki than the energy Amiba can put into the attacks.
3-4) Overpowers Toki's own pressure point to immobilize Kenshiro with great surge of Ki from rage.
One of Kenshiro best abilities is the skill to see someones fighting style or special techniques, and able to copy it, and even master it for himself. A by product of Hokuto Shinken.
1) Yuri states that Kenshiro's martial art allows you to master a opponents fighting style in one encounter.
2) Kenshiro observes Raoh's fist and attacks to match Raoh, and use his brothers moves for himself.
3) Raoh confirms Kenshiro can understand and copy someones Kung Fu by just seeing it.
4) Kenshiro is able to use Shu's own special moves after seeing it once in mid battle.
5) Kenshiro states to observe, and learn the special techniques of Falco.
The Hokuto Shinken style allows one to fight without thinking about it, for faster than thought reflexes.
Kenshiro states he can anticipate any technique without thinking about it. making super flexible and super fast martial art styles worthless on him.
hokuto Shinken is a style for assassination. As a master assassin, Kenshiro has shown much skill in stealth.
1) Stealths the whole warband of a city.
2) Stealths the Demons and palace, even Han himself.
Kenshiro has insanely powerful super senses as a trained Hokuto Shinken assassin.
1) Kenshiro detects someone trying to ninja him, and nails his pressure points without even looking.
2-3) Warriors hiding in stone statues is easily detected and taken down by Kenshiro.
4-5) While sound asleep, Kenshiro wakes up and catches a arrow.
6-7) Assassins hiding in the hallway are easily detected. Not only that, but Kenshiro manages to pin them to the wall without seeing them.
8-10) Kenshiro states he can feel the air currents of incoming attacks. Allowing him to dodge the boomerangs in total darkness.
Hokuto Shinken deals with the classic arts of throwing weapons too. As a result, Kenshiro is a master marksmen with objects of all kinds. Superhuman levels.
1-2) Kenshiro kicks the thrown axe with enough accuracy to decapitate the thug.
3-4) Kenshiro knocks back multiple throwing knives with nunchucks. All head shots.
5) Kenshiro kicks the tooth of a beast man 100s of feet into the mouth of another foe.
6-7) Kenshiro manages to nail the pressure point, the size of a pinhead, on a super speedy foe like Kaioh, with nothing more than a strand of hair at short distance.
The ultimate technique of Hokuto Shinken is Musou Tensei, which means the State of Nothingness. Only Kenshiro and Raoh are confirm to have been able to do this, though Toki's own Flow Like Water seems to be the same ability as Raoh states in a fight against Kenshiro.
This move is stated to be performed via sorrow, and carrying the sorrow of yourself and others with you. In this state you reach a state of nothingness. In turn you can phase through the physical and Ki of others. It also has the clear effects to present after images as further distractions, and allows one to talk to the dead if you carry them within yourself.
1) First example of Musou Tensei was in the fight vs Shin. After being enraged and heartbroken, Kenshiro has seem to go intangible through Shin's attacks. We also see the trademark after image as well for it. Shin was hopeless to touch Kenshiro after this. This is not for sure Musou Tensie, but seems to be a example of it as this is the stated starting point for sadness that was needed to attain Musou Tensie. After Shin killed Kenshiro's love, Kenshiro had nothing left.
2-3) Examples of Toki's Flow Like Water technique. As seen, he goes intangible through attacks. We also see the after image effect. While not Musou Tensie per say, we know Toki was teaching the Musou Tensie to Kenshiro to use against Roah. Further more Raoh states Toki's Move Like Water technique when facing Kenshiro who was using Musou Tensie. A similar move if not the same.
4-5) During Kenshiro's fight, Raoh notices Kenshiro has mastered Musou Tensei, but clearly remarks Toki technique as well. The Flow Like Water. In this fight, Kenshiro melts through attacks and counter attacks, while leaving the trademark after images.
6-7) Kenshiro again phases through Raoh's attacks, and damages Roah with counter attacks while phasing through. We also see the clear after image effect again.
8) Kenshiro and Raoh both flow through each other and cause a massive explosion doing so.
9-10) kenshiro uses Musou Tensei to phase through the Ki base attack of this Gento Koken user. Phasing through the hands to nail the foe.
11) Musou Tensei again phasing through Falco's blocking, and disables Falco's hands as a result.
12-13) Musou Tensei is used to dodge the Demonic Ki attacks of Kaioh, and Kaioh states the after image effect makes for great distraction. Kenshiro also states no one can locate his body due to there being nothingness.
Animated version of the feat against Raoh.
The catch all term for the Southern Fist to Kenshiro's Northern Fist. Nanto Seiken is about destroying the body from outward in. Using cutting attacks and piercing attacks with their fist. There is 108 sects to this style, but Kenshiro has learn the techniques and moves of the best of the 108 styles in the specific five styles used by Shin, Rei, Souther, Yuda, and Shu.
Nanto Kōkaku Ken
A style that uses cutting attacks at range.
1) The Techniqoue of air pressure to slice foes from a distance learn from Yuda used on Shu.
2) Cuts two demons in half with the range technique learn from Yuda.
Nanto Hakurō Ken
Style that specializes in cutting attacks with kicks.
1) Slices Souther's chest with a kick technique learned from Shu.
Nanto Suichō Ken
The style that utilizes combination of graceful agility with cutting attacks using your bare hands.
1) Cuts Raoh himself with the techniques of Rei.
2) Cuts another demon into pieces with Rei's move.
This Style is another branch related to Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken. This style is the ability to destroy the very cells of a foe with combination Ki and Physical attacks combine. The goal of this form is the utter destruction of your enemy rather than killing inside out or outside as the the previous two. After his battles with Falco, Kenshiro learns this form too.
Nunchucks is the choice of weapon for Kenshiro throughout the Manga. When he has to pick a single weapon to use, he choses the Nunchucks.
Various examples of the nunchucks being used in separate fights.
Ki is the life force of all things. A inner energy that can be manipulated to perform grant superhuman powers and stats. Great martial artist all learn to harness this Ki in variety of ways for multiple effects. Here is some of Kenshiro feats with Ki.
Kenshiro core of his super stats is the fact he can tap into the 100% of the human body over the 30% normal humans, and superhumans tap into.
1) Kenshiro unleashes an Ki Blast his brother into a win.
2) Stated to learn this move from Raoh as he uses it on Han.
1-2) Tiger senses nothing but death from Kenshiro.
3) The Horse King, strongest horse in the word, and a being worthy of Raoh's power fears Kenshiro.
4) Attack dogs back down in fear.
1-4) The Ki of Raoh and Kenshiro cause intense winds all around them, and even allowed for limited flight.
5-6) The energy of Falco and kenshiro split the clouds above in two.
7-9) The Aura generates massive TK that lifts the multi ton boulders all around them, and crushes said boulders around them.
Raoh and Kenshiro causes the solid earth to rise, buildings to fall, and generate lightning effects all around the fight.
1-2) Kaioh's blasts energy at Kenshiro which then brushes off his shield.
3-4) Kenshiro uses his aura to pushback a large waterfall.
Due to Kenshiro's martial art style and upbringing is damn near immune to all known poisons, and his use of ki makes him flat out immune to all but the most exotic types.
Kenshiro is able to close his cuts and wounds by flexing. Healing them with his ki right after.
Flat out resists the mental persuasion of this foe who breaths hypnotic poisons and hand movements to hypnotize various superhuman martial artist.