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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


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

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Episodes  0 / 3
Aired  Jul 24, 2003 to May 28, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito
Kishio, Daisuke
Kishio, Daisuke


Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Takanashi, Yasuharu

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May 19, 2014
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
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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Feb 27, 2010
New fist of the north stat is an Ova from Hokuto no ken Anime that is adaption from Kenshiro den manga .

the story take place in a destroyed world , a world where the strong lives and the weak dies and dont have anythink to do exept to pray for a savior to come and that is Kenshiro the successor of Hokuto shinken , in this Ova Ken will meet Tobi and Sara that can use a little hokuto shinken to heal people , until a man that made himself a god i n a country appear and Kidnapped her to make her a god read more
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Jun 26, 2010
If you're reading this before watching, skip the intro theme when you do watch it. There's pretty much no animation in it. Not worth the few minutes it takes.

The plot is the same as any of the plots used throughout Hokuto no Ken. Bad guys enslave innocent villagers, innocent villagers try to find peace and get slaughtered, Kenshiro avenges them by painting the walls with the innards of the baddies. I watched all the episodes in the original series, and it really was just that over and over again, just with a new, more powerful main villain to replace the last.

I think the only read more
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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.  
Both OVA series display a need for a courageous and pure spirit to battle tyranny. New Fist of The North Star shows the failings of religious lunatics while Captain Herlock Endless Odyssey explores fear and hysteria.  
Certain episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist focus on a manipulated religion and its effects on the people. New Fist of The North Star also revolves around a similar premise as the people are being deceived by fake Gods and are willing to commit murder for their religious beliefs. 

Opening Theme

"Lu:Na" by Gackt

Ending Theme

"Oasis" by Gackt

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