Rihaku as he appears in the manga
Name in Kanji リハク
Name in Romaji Rihaku
Fighting Style Gosha Hasui Ken (anime)
Allegiance(s) Last Nanto General
Family (daughter)
Position(s) Nanto Goshasei / Nanto Shin Goshasei
Appearances Manga (ch. 115-160), Anime (ep. 83-152), Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu and others.
Voice actor(s) Takeshi Aono
Katsuhisa Houki (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu)
Kazuhiro Yamaji
Kyle Hebert (Hokuto Ga Gotoku)
Rihaku of the Ocean (海のリハク, Umi no Rihaku)
The military leader of the Goshasei, charged with protecting the Last Nanto General. Rihaku engineers a series of booby traps to protect Yuria when Raoh advances on the Nanto Capital. These traps prove to be little threat to Raoh, but Rihaku is saved from certain death by Kenshiro's arrival, where upon he witnesses Kenshiro's awakening of Musō Tensei - the ultimate technique of Hokuto Shinken. Rikahu later becomes the elder statesman of Lin and Bat's "Hokuto Army".

TV series

In the original TV series, he is shown to be Yuria's caretaker since childhood instead of the character, Dharma, who was later introduced in Yuria Den. The OVA also shows that Yuria did not meet Rihaku until after she was rescued by the Goshasei from Southern Cross.
Rihaku is also given his own martial art, Gosha Hasui Ken, in the TV series, which he uses in vain against Raoh after the failure of his death-traps.

Character Rating

From Hokuto no Ken: Kyūkyoku Kaisetsusho: Seikimatsu Haō Retsuden.

  • Level: D
  • Power: 3
  • Speed: 2
  • Skills: 2
  • Looks: 2
  • Charisma: 4


  • "Rihaku" is Japanese for Li Bai.
  • Rihaku is the only survivor of the Goshasei.


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