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Hokuto no Ken Movie

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
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.311 (scored by 3751 users)
Ranked: #20112
Popularity: #2383
Members: 5,766
Favorites: 33
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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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Adaptation: Hokuto no Ken
Alternative version: Hokuto no Ken

Characters & Voice Actors

Kenshiro
Kenshiro
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese
Horikawa, Ryo
...
Rei
Rei
Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Carrara, Gabriele
Italian
Carrara, Gabriele
...
Raoh
Raoh
Supporting
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese
Utsumi, Kenji
Burr, Wally
English
Burr, Wally
Shin
Shin
Supporting
McConnohie, Michael
English
McConnohie, Michael
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio

Staff

Macek, Carl
Producer, Screenplay, ADR Director
Kodomo Band
Theme Song Performance
Hayama, Junichi
In-Between Animation
Buronson
Original Creator



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Jan 15, 2009
animegorey
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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May 28, 2009
Jazz007
ok.... let me put this into perspective...... this ORIGINALLY came out in 1986. FOR IT'S RELEASE TIME.... you had a great story in a post nuclear world! the only thing close to this WAS Mad Max. you had the bad guys you HAD to hate, but they were such bad guys, you liked them as characters & the roles they played. Kung Fu movies were the only thing that was showin' martial arts back then & here was a 'cartoon' that exploited not only martial arts, but different styles that attacked pressure points only & killed you!!

in '86.... that was highly impressive & revolutionary read more
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Recommendations

Both are very violent with heavy emphasis on action (but with swords instead of fists).
Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star's lead) and Jubei (Ninja Scroll's lead) are both very similar in their battles and exploits (Jubei is perhaps a little less scrupulous and more antiheroic than Kenshiro though). Both also feature female romantic interests in the form of Yuria (Fist) and Kagero (Scroll).
If you are one of those thousands who watch this newest JoJo series right now, and you feel that there is something about it that you like, yet you can't put your finger on what it is exactly, here is a suggestion. Try watching Hokuto no Ken and see if you will get this same feeling. And you don't have to watch the 100 episodes long TV series, just check out the movie.

Or you are one of those who watched everything Hokuto no Ken and you are lamenting the fact that they don't make anime like this anymore? Give JoJo's Bizarre Adventures a try, maybe it will melt your heart.

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Ending Theme

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

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