The main character and 62nd successor to Hokuto Shinken. Known in Shanghai as "Yán Wáng" (閻王, En'ō). Loves smoking cigarettes, reading, and has a good smelling instinct. His fighting technique is similar to Toki, in which he fight in a fluid and smooth fighting style. In Japan, he's a lecturer at the Tōwa Women's University. Depicted as somewhat easy going, as well as comical; compared to his namesake and nephew, Tetsuo Hara describes Kenshiro Kasumi as a combination of the strength of Kenshiro, the good nature of Keiji Maeda from Hana no Keiji and the sarcastic attitude of the title character of Nakabo Rintaro. However, remains the stoic persona which would be eventually seen in his nephew. He uses the same catch-phrase as his nephew, "You're already dead" (お前はもう死んでいる, Omae wa mō shindeiru), but pronounces it in Chinese, "Nǐ yǐ jīng sǐ le" (儞已經死了). Despite the fact that his father Tesshin is the successor of Hokuto Shinken, Kenshiro is revealed to be descended from the Hokuto Sōke bloodline from his mother's side of the family.