Peace was brought to the land by Kenshirô years ago. But now he is gone; merely a legend. Along with the peace came a distinction in classes, and soon a new era of violence began. A new ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Akira Kamiya ...
 Kenshirô (43 episodes, 1987-1988)
Shigeru Chiba ...
 Jakô / ... (43 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mîna Tominaga ...
 Lin (42 episodes, 1987-1988)
Shinji Ogawa ...
 Hyô (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Shachi (23 episodes, 1987-1988)
Kenji Utsumi ...
 Kaiô / ... (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Masaaki Ôkura ...
 Young Kaiô (19 episodes, 1987-1988)


Peace was brought to the land by Kenshirô years ago. But now he is gone; merely a legend. Along with the peace came a distinction in classes, and soon a new era of violence began. A new tyranny arose, the fearsome fighters of the Gento Kô Ken style that fight for their Emperor of Heaven. Rin and Bat have grown up and formed a resistance called the "Hokuto Army". When times are at their worst, Kenshirô returns! Can he stop the Gento terror? And what is the secret of the mysterious Land of Shura? Written by Evan Jacobson <>

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"Fist of the North Star" continues
1 March 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

"Fist of the North Star 2", originally called "Hokuto no Ken 2", is an action/fighting anime which aired on Japanese TV from 1987 to 1988. Like the original series from 1984, this 43-episode long sequel was also made by Fuji TV and Toei.

Basic plot: Several years has gone since Hokuto Shinken successor Kenshiro defeated his rival Raoh. In the first arc Kenshiro again meets Bat and Lin (now leaders of the Hokuto Army), helping them to overthrow the corrupt governor general Jacko, who has lots of slaves to build up his Imperial Capital, and even sends the Gentou Kouken successor Falco to fight Kenshiro.

In the second arc, Lin gets captured and sent to the land of Asura, an extremely dangerous island where only the strongest fighters rule. So Kenshiro sets out to save Lin, and in the middle of his adventure, many secrets of this island get to be revealed.

This anime has lots of elements in common with the original series; It has intense fight scenes with some bloody result, with some people getting killed, and heads and bodies exploding of course. And the animation is great too as being from the late 80s.

The background soundtrack is basically the same as in the first series, and it fits well with many of the dramatic and the violent scenes taking place throughout the anime. But the rock theme song is, without any doubt, one the best intro tunes I've ever heard in any anime I've seen in general. To be more truthfully, this intro theme is honestly better than the one in the first series.

Also included in the Malay DVD box set which I wrote about in the first series and the 1986 movie; This series begins right on the same DVD as the first series takes an end.

I highly recommended the entire "Fist of the North Star"-franchise for any anime fans of the world, especially the ones who like watching action-filled anime and martial arts regardless if it's from the 80s or today. My overall rating: 10/10

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