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Shin Hokuto no Ken

Shin Hokuto no Ken

Alternative Titles

English: New Fist of the North Star
Japanese: 新・北斗の拳

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 24, 2003 to May 28, 2004
Duration: 58 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.051 (scored by 2343 users)
Ranked: #28932
Popularity: #2902
Members: 4,330
Favorites: 8
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Synopsis

In a post-apocalyptic Earth, the water has become entirely toxic, except for some kept safe in a reservoir. A fortified zone has been created by a man named Sanga, he calls it The Lastland. A group of villagers have discovered safe water, and Sanga wants it. He and his band of killers go to kill everyone and steal it. As they do a mysterious man appears out of nowhere, instantly killing some of Sanga's men. His name is Kenshiro, and he can beat any man with his martial art, Hokuto Shin Ken. Sanga will do anything for the water, and Kenshiro will do anything to try and stop him.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hokuto no Ken - Jubaku no Machi
Prequel: Hokuto no Ken 2

Characters & Voice Actors

Kenshiro
Kenshiro
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
De ambrosis, Massimo
Italian
De ambrosis, Massimo
...
Seiji
Seiji
Supporting
Gackt
Japanese
Gackt
Kishio, Daisuke
Japanese
Kishio, Daisuke
...

Staff

Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Gackt
Theme Song Performance
Sotozaki, Haruo
Chief Animation Director, Character Design



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May 19, 2014
jimmymimpson
I have no idea how this happened. Fist of the North Star is one of the greatest manga of all time. This is an OVA based on a novel sequel to the manga by the original's scenario writer. All I could say is that Buronson has apparently lost his touch, except that he later wrote a much better prequel, Fist of the Blue Sky. But I digress.

This OVA version was made by a studio I've never heard of, and apparently with nowhere near the budget that an OVA of a popular franchise should have. Tetsuo Hara's magnificent character designs are here as always, but with read more
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May 16, 2010
Torii-chan
Fist of the North Star, one of the first series/movies I'd ever seen. Basically story is post-apocalyptic with martial arts being the main defense/offense for all rogue citizens. There are certain martial artists that practice Hokuto style which is the "creme of the crop" the type of martial arts that can debilitate, kill or heal others with a single touch. A wandering traveler, Kenishiro meets and decides to help save a country from a false leader.

Story: 8/10- it's a classic, straight up action martial arts anime with a simple to follow story line and lots of violence.

Art: 9/10- A great thing about OVAs is read more
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Recommendations

While the premise of these series are different they do share similar story themes of civilians becoming corrupt in their pursuit of justice; being able to justify their murderous actions for people's safety. Both anime also share similar style of music as Takanashi Yasuharu composed the soundtracks for both series.
Both contain powerful manly characters and gritty violence. Midway through the story, the focus shifts from the main character to the supporting cast as it interprets the gradual corruption of people. Such examples include revenge and religion and a very grey look on morality. New Fist of The North Star displays the world's society fighting for ambition and survival while Golgo 13: The Professional encourages Leonard Dawson's obsession with revenge.

Opening Theme

"Lu:Na" by Gackt

Ending Theme

"Oasis" by Gackt

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