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Fist of the North Star

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

Fist of the North Star (which is known as Hokuto no Ken in Japan) is based on a manga created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson.

Fist of the North Star is set in a post-apocalyptic world in "199X," and the Earth has become extremely barren. Nuclear war has evaporated the oceans and destroyed most of the vegetation, and the strong prey on the weak to survive.

The series follows a man named Kenshiro, who is the successor of Hokuto Shinken. Hokuto Shinken is a secret style of martial arts that allows the practitioner to destroy their opponent's body from within through striking secret channeling points. Kenshiro becomes friends with two children named Bat and Lin; Bat accompanies Kenshiro, while Lin stays behind. When Kenshiro and Bat discover that Lin has been kidnapped, they rescue her and fight against the KING organization. It turns out the KING organization has a connection with Kenshiro.

Over the course of the series, Kenshiro finds himself fighting against several other enemy organizations.

Fist of the North Star is a fighting anime that is rather violent and bloody, especially when compared to other fighting anime, such as Dragon Ball Z. This anime is definitely not recommended for young viewers. Personally, I would recommend Fist of the North Star to anime viewers who are 16 years of age and older.


Title
Episodes
Release Year(s)
Director
Studio
N.A. Licensor
Fist of the North Star1091984-1987Toyoo AshidaToei AnimationN/A
Fist of the North StarN/A1986Toyoo AshidaToei AnimationDiscotek Media
Hokuto no Ken 2431987-1988Toyoo AshidaToei AnimationN/A
New Fist of the North Star32003-2004Takashi WatanabeA.C.G.T.N/A
Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Death in LoveN/A2006Takahiro ImamuraTMS EntertainmentN/A
Fist of the Blue Sky262006-2007Yoshihiro YamaguchiSouten StudioN/A
Legend of YuriaN/A2007Hidehito UedaTMS EntertainmentN/A
Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce FightN/A2007Toshiki HiranoTMS EntertainmentN/A
Legend of TokiN/A2008Kobun ShizunoTMS EntertainmentN/A
Zero: Legend of KenshiroN/A2008Toshiki HiranoTMS EntertainmentN/A
Legends of the Dark King132008Masashi AbeSatelight/North Star PicturesN/A
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