From Fist of the North Star Wiki
Shin Infobox.png
Japanese Name シン
Romaji Name Shin
Alias KING
Lord Shin
Gender Male
Martial Art Nanto Koshuken
Height 182 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Sizes 130-92-105 BWH
Residence Southern Cross
Position Leader of KING
Affiliation KING
Manga Debut Chapter 4
Anime Debut Episode 2
Status Deceased
Cause of Death Suicide via jumping off the balcony of his palace
Voice Actor(s) Toshio Furukawa
Dub Voice Actor(s) Steve Blum

Devotion is what leads to strength.
—Shin, Chapter 8: Flames of Devotion

Shin (シン Shin) is the successor of Nanto Koshuken, one of the sects within the Nanto Seiken martial art, and the and the leader of KING. He bears the destiny of the Star of Martyrdom, Junsei, and is destined to live and die for love and is the one who gave Kenshiro his seven scars and took Yuria away from him.


Shin is a man of above average height and a muscular build. He has flowing long blond hair that goes beyond his shoulders, deep narrow eyes, and a sharp chin.

In his initial introduction, Shin wears an elegant jacket, complete with a cape and large feathers attached to the collar. He wears metallic boots with knee guards, a gold belt on his waist and dress shoes. In flashbacks and during his fight with he takes off the jacket revealing an outfit with distinctive shoulder pads, a high collar, and a fancy belt sometimes buckled by a gemstone.


This section requires expansion.


Shin quietly desired Kenshiro's fiancée Yuria ever since they first met. After the Nuclear War took place he was coerced by Jagi into attacking Ken and taking Yuria from him. When he confronted them, Shin paralyzed Ken and engraved the seven scars in his chest in the shape of the Big Dipper and forced Yuria to swear her love for him.

Over the course of the next year Shin and his army overtook an area and built the city of Southern Cross to prove his love and loyalty to Yuria, which she did not accept. As Shin continued his atrocities, he drove Yuria to try and commit suicide by leaping from the palace balcony. Yuria survives because of the intervention of the Nanto Goshasei who came to rescue her from the imminent invasion of Kenoh's Army. He allowed them to take Yuria and entrusted them with her custody.

After being informed of the defeat of Spade by Kenshiro, he orders Diamond to go after him. After Diamond's defeat and Ken along with Bat get to Southern Cross, Club fights Ken and is eventually defeated. Ken now knowing Shin's identity as the leader of KING leads him to confront him once more, but then Shin brings out Heart, an obese man who is immune to Kenshiro's Hokuto Shinken. However, Ken is able to defeat Heart anyways and he pursues to fight Shin again.

The two fight once again and Ken, driven by Shin's words in their first battle, defeats Shin by punching his vital points in the shape of Shin's symbol, the Bloody Cross. Shin then lies to Ken, telling him that Yuria actually died from jumping off the balcony, and not wanting to die by Ken's hand, jumps from the balcony in the same vein as Yuria. Ken then properly buried Shin's body out of their mutual love for the same woman.


Nanto Koshuken[edit]

This section requires expansion.

Character Rating[edit]

Shin's rating taken from the Fist of the North Star Ultimate Handbook:

Tier A
Image Power Speed Skills Looks Charisma Total
Shin Manga Av.png 3 4 4 4 4 19



  • Kenshiro: Shin was Ken's first major rival, taking his fiancée Yuria away from him and giving him the seven scars on his chest. After their battle when Shin took his own life, Ken gave him a proper burial and even honored him for loving the same woman as him.


  • Jagi: It was revealed that Jagi was the one who had convinced him to take Yuria from Kenshiro. When Jagi revealed this information to Ken, he became enraged.



  • Shin is loosely based on Shinichi Igarashi, a villain from Tetsuo Hara's previous manga Iron Don Quixote.

Site Navigation[edit]

Zeed Zeed
KING ShinSpadeDiamondClubHeart
Golan ColonelMad SargeMajor
Warriors JackalFoxDevil Reborn
Fang Clan Fang Clan ChieftainMadara
Others GalfSoutherBolge
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.