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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 109 episodes, 1984-1987
Shigeru Chiba ...  Narrator / ... 109 episodes, 1984-1987
Teiyû Ichiryûsai Teiyû Ichiryûsai ...  Bat 95 episodes, 1984-1987
Tomiko Suzuki ...  Lin 68 episodes, 1984-1986
Kenji Utsumi ...  Raoh 56 episodes, 1985-1987
Takaya Hashi 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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Japanese

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4 October 1984 (Japan) See more »

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(109 episodes)

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Trivia

In one episode, Kenshiro enters the Yamato. See more »

Quotes

[Kenshirô's trademark phrase]
Kenshirô: You are already dead.
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Alternate Versions

The original opening credits and accompanying music were replaced by a drum and bass soundtrack and a new opening sequence for the US and UK release by Manga. The music in the end credits also had the lyrics cut out entirely. See more »

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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Fist of the North Star (2013) See more »

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Dystopian Masterwork
2 December 2000 | by switzer-2See all my reviews

Don't get me wrong, this manga production is seriously flawed in places. As most would point out, it is excessively gory. Heads pop and people explode, frequently. The plot, basically about a guy searching for his kidknapped girlfriend, in a post nuclear war ravaged planet, is kinda weak. The japanese humour may also annoy the less tolerant viewer but, and this is an important one- the excellency of this anime story is its perfect atmospherics and ambience. Forget the over-hyped Akira, (though it was much more stylish). FOTNS is a triumph for its desolate tone, and great portrayl of post-apocalyptic isolation.


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