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Hokuto no Ken Movie


Alternative Titles

English: Fist of the North Star Movie
Japanese: 北斗の拳

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 8, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.301 (scored by 5,381 users)
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Ranked: #22602
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Popularity: #2951
Members: 8,683
Favorites: 56
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Following a cataclysmic nuclear war, the world teeters on the brink of complete destruction. Civilization is polarized into a degenerate society where opposing packs of marauding scavengers prey on helpless, homeless nomads. For those who are lucky enough to survive the constant brutality and danger, it is a bleak existence. Life an death blur into abstractions. The only hope left for mankind is to find a hero worthy of becoming the next "Fist of the North Star" - an enlightened warrior - who is capable of leading those with the will to survive out of this barrenness into a new world. But in this savage no-man's land of shifting loyalties and power-hungry demi-gods, heroes are in short supply.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kenshirou
Kenshirou
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
...
Raou
Raou
Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Rei
Rei
Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Jagi
Jagi
Supporting
Otsuka, Chikao
Japanese
Otsuka, Chikao

Staff

Macek, Carl
Macek, Carl
Producer, Screenplay, ADR Director
Ashida, Toyoo
Ashida, Toyoo
Director
Wyner, Tom
Wyner, Tom
Script, ADR Director
Kodomo Band
Kodomo Band
Theme Song Performance


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"Purple Eyes" by Kodomo Band (movie, edited without vocals)



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lawlmartz
Jun 28, 2015
"To survive in this era, what else can we use but violence?"

Preface:

Kids these days talk about Jojo like it's the manliest, baddest ass, GARest thing there's ever been. Don't get me wrong, Jojo is a lot of fun- but there's always that one that came before, and boy does Fist of the North Star kick some ass.

Warning: not for weak, weenie men.

You want a 30 foot tall guy getting kicked through TWO mountains?
You want brutal, bloody violence, countless decapitations, man openers, vertical splits, exploding heads, dismemberments, disembowelments, and more?!
Ken even karate chop drops a skyscraper on his head and his face just plows through read more
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literaturenerd
Mar 28, 2015
Overview:

I had to dump my girlfriend because she watched "Fist of the North Star: The Movie" and instantly became a man!

The movie adaptation of Hokuto no Ken attempts to cram over 100 episodes of anime or just over 200 chapters of manga into a 2 hour run time. As you probably guessed, a LOT of character development and world building gets left out and this is a somewhat flawed adaptation of the original because it was so rushed. What it does have is some of the most batshit insane, manly action scenes in the history of anime! This movie absolutely DEFINED anime for a read more
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animegorey
Jan 15, 2009
This is a condensed version of the series. Hard to condense 109 eps into 1 1/2 hours. Not the best or brightest animation, but a cool story with lot's of violence and cool characters. This anime is a bit corny at times as far as it's over the top style. Fight scenes that seem to always end a different, violent way. Many ways to kill a man when you can cause them to explode with the touch of your finger. Eng dub is not good, but it's actually funny (to me anyway) because it's so bad. Keep in mind that this is corny yet violent read more
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JTurner
Jun 5, 2016
FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: THE MOVIE is simply awful. The storyline is lacking in any coherency or nuance, the characters are all mono dimensional and uninteresting, and the presentation is turgid. Taking a 100-episode series and trying to squash it all into a two-hour movie (never a wise decision when adapting any such lengthy source material) may be part of the problem. But the major issue with FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: THE MOVIE is that it is, simply put, not at all interesting. It's basically scene after scene of blood-splattering violence, with few breaks in the action, and a virtually nonexistent plot. read more
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