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Fist of the North Star 

Hokuto no Ken (original title)
In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the ... See full summary »
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Akira Kamiya ...
 Kenshirô (108 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Narrator / ... (108 episodes, 1984-1987)
Teiyû Ichiryûsai ...
 Bat (95 episodes, 1984-1987)
Tomiko Suzuki ...
 Lin (68 episodes, 1984-1986)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Raoh (56 episodes, 1985-1987)
Takaya Hashi ...
 Toki / ... (51 episodes, 1985-1987)
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In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ancient, deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken (Fist of the North Star), wanders the wasteland with seven scars in the shape of the Big Dipper on his chest. This infamous style uses the body's hidden 708 pressure points to destroy opponents from within and allows practitioners to unleash 100% of their humanly strength. Accompanied by a young thief and an orphan girl, this messiah brings justice to this lawless world with the strongest fist in the world. Written by Anonymous

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An epic assault on the senses !


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4 October 1984 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

The first opening, "Ai wo Torimodose", is used as entrance music in the PRIDE Fighting Championships by Josh Barnett, a confessed fan of the series. See more »

Quotes

[Kenshirô's trademark phrase]
Kenshirô: You are already dead.
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Referenced in We Are the Strange (2007) See more »

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Manga's best masterpiece of it's time!
30 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

For me Fist of the North Star will and always be the "BEST" that Manga's ever produced.

Violence and humor were here. I'm amazed to just realize that this was made in 1984 as I first viewed this back in 1993 assuming it that it came out then?

Brilliant artwork excellent voice-over characterization really help give this film a convincing approach as to how well you immerse yourself with both plot and character details.

Don't let this one pass you by, Fist of the North Star rules. . ..


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