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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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4 October 1984 (Japan)  »

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One of the gangs is known as Warriors, likely in reference to the Walter Hill film of the same name. See more »

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[Kenshirô's trademark phrase]
Kenshirô: You are already dead.
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One of the best Anime cartoons ever made.
22 January 2002 | by (california) – See all my reviews

It's with great pleasure that I be the first critic to write the review for "Fist Of The North Star".

After writing several number one reviews, I will write a great review for this incredible anime.

Fist of The North Star is based on the movie and manga which has been one of the top anime fan picks ever!!!

It's based on a post nuclear society in which their is no law. Only the strong shall survive.

Kenshiro , the hero of our story is part several brothers of the Hotushin school of Martial Arts.

His Brother Jagi, Toki and his friend Shin all were honest, fighters, but all their hearts became evil.

Jagi became jealous with envy after the leader of the school chose Kenshiro as the new leader of the school.

Jagi tries to kill his brother, but Kenshiro using several moves including his "North Star Death Fist" stops Jagi and leaves Jagi face disfigured and ugly.

But this is only the beginning as Kenshiro, remeniscent of the Clint Eastwood Western character, travels to place to place battling Evil and giving hope and entertainment to the people he meets.

I am laughing right now, because I have all the episodes on tape, and I keep getting amazed with every episode I see.

The series is hard to find, but through my best friend I've gotten it on tape.

I am sure they are people who would love to see this series, so email me if you want it.

Back to the series:

Fantastic action!!! Unbelievable moves and many groundbreaking animation scenes make "Fist Of The North Star" one of the greatest anime ever made.


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