In the not-so-distant future, the land finds itself ruled by violence.
Suddenly, a mysterious man appears before Bat and Rin,
who are simply trying to survive amidst the chaos.
The legend of the Post-Apocalyptic Savior is about to begin.
A violent gang known as Zeed rules a certain region of the land. Just then, news is brought to them that they are under attack.
Rushing to the scene, they find a number of bodies that have been ripped apart from the inside. Among them is a single survivor who explodes before their very eyes. The last thing this survivor says to their leader, Zeed, is the mysterious word "Hokuto."
Meanwhile, beneath the blazing hot sun, a lone man approaches a village in search of water. He is almost entirely out of strength... Upon arriving at the village, he is caught in a trap and taken prisoner.
Known as Kenshiro, the man meets the young girl serving as his guard, as well as a young boy who is being held for stealing from the village.
Touched by Kenshiro's kindness, the young girl brings him some of the village's precious food.
It is said that the girl, Rin, has been unable to speak ever since a traumatic event earlier in her childhood. Rin firmly shakes her head when Kenshiro says, "It must've been hard." Kenshiro presses her vital points in order for her to regain the ability to speak.
Kenshiro is questioned by the village elder, who then notices the scars in the shape of the Seven Stars of Hokuto on his chest.
Elder: "The Seven Stars of Hokuto... The stars that house death. This is an ill omen."
Just then, an explosion is heard and Zeed comes to attack the village.
Rin runs outside in order to help protect the village. Prepared to die, Rin leaves behind the keys to the cell.
"We're up against Zeed! They kill anyone in their way, even women and children!"
Kenshiro is roused to action upon hearing Bat's words and breaks out of the cell to head to the village's rescue.
Ignoring her own plight, Rin's concern for Kenshiro's safety causes a cry from
her heart to free up her words. "Stay away! Run!"
However, Kenshiro stands before Zeed undeterred.
To finish him off, he of course uses the Hokuto Hundred Crack Fist!