|Strongest Under Heaven: The Second Kick|
|Created by||Akira Jotaro (aka Justice0)|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Run time||22-25 minutes|
Strongest Under Heaven 2: The Second Kick (aka S.U.H. 2) is an anime that was written, directed, and created by Akira Jotaro based off the game Strongest Under Heaven 2, which is also the sequel to Strongest Under Heaven: The First Punch OVA.
Taking place two years from the events of Strongest Under Heaven: The First Punch, the story is once again a slightly modified version of Hinamori and Ryo's stories mixed with some other characters. The story now adds in more of Hinamori's school life and more meetings with other characters from the games.
Since Tenken's defeat in the last tournament, Hinamori Raikuro had felt the burden of her father's death disappear. A year later, Hinamori had stopped picking fights with students from other schools and had improved her grades and even started to act more feminine. After another year had gone by, Rikuo Saiga had once again held another S.U.H. tournament as usual, but this time, it was not just for one country, it was for the world, allowing anyone at any age to join, since it was the 20th anniversary of his tournament. What no one had knew, was that a crime syndicate known as Fake had joined the tournament to conquer the world once they have proven their power is far beyond imagination by winning the tournament. Not knowing anything about Fake, Hinamori, along with Ryo, had joined the tournament just for another chance to fight in the S.U.H. once again.
For all characters: List of S.U.H. characters
- A tomboyish young girl with the will of a fighter. She was trained by her father in their family dojo for 11 years and had mastered the Raikuro Style martial arts. After her first S.U.H. tournament, she had became more feminine and had not fought as much as she had used to. She is voiced by Chiaki Omigawa.
- A dedicated young boy of the Raikuro Style martial arts who often slacks off at work and argues with Hinamori. He is the childhood rival of Hinamori, they had met each other in the Raikuro Dojo when they were 7 and had became friends but later became rivals when they started fighting over the things they like. He had not changed much after the his first S.U.H. tournament. He is voiced by Satoshi Hino.
- The leader of the crime syndicate, Fake. He is a mysterious man who wears a metal mask and a black and red traditional Japanese Imperial officer suit, hinting that he might be Japanese. He enjoys seeing powerful people fight each other and loves to inflict pain against people who are against him. He has the ability to use psychic-abilities such as telekinesis and pyrokinesis and can also use some onmyoji techniques to fight as well. He was based on the popular Japanese fictional character, Yasunori Kato. He is voiced by Tohru Furuya.