|Martial Art||Nanto Koshuken|
|Height||182 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Position||Leader of KING|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 4|
|Anime Debut||Episode 2|
|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.
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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.
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Shin's rating taken from the Fist of the North Star Ultimate Handbook:
- 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.
As he appears in the manga
As he appears in the anime
As he appears in the 1986 movie
Sprite in Fist of the North Star 3
Sprite in the Arcade/PS2 game
As he appears in Ken's Rage
Ultimate Edition Volume 2 Cover
As he appears in Ken's Rage 2
As he appears in the DD anime
Shin as a child in Strawberry Flavor
As he appears in the Strawberry Flavor anime
As he appears in Lost Paradise
As he appears in Legends ReVIVE
KING Shin in Legends ReVIVE
As he appears in Fitness Boxing
Age of Demons Shin and Jagi in Legends ReVIVE
- Shin is loosely based on Shinichi Igarashi, a villain from Tetsuo Hara's previous manga Iron Don Quixote.
|KING||Shin • Spade • Diamond • Club • Heart|
|Golan||Colonel • Mad Sarge • Major|
|Warriors||Jackal • Fox • Devil Reborn|
|Fang Clan||Fang Clan Chieftain • Madara|
|Others||Galf • Souther • Bolge|