Ranked #2205

Hokuto no Ken Movie

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.311 (scored by 5,082 users)
Ranked: #22052
Popularity: #2831
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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

Kamiya, Akira
Kamiya, Akira
Horikawa, Ryo
Horikawa, Ryo
Utsumi, Kenji
Utsumi, Kenji
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Otsuka, Chikao
Otsuka, Chikao


Macek, Carl
Macek, Carl
Producer, Screenplay, ADR Director
Ashida, Toyoo
Ashida, Toyoo
Wyner, Tom
Wyner, Tom
Script, ADR Director
Kodomo Band
Kodomo Band
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"Purple Eyes" by Kodomo Band (movie, edited without vocals)

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


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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Mar 28, 2015

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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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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Apr 4, 2015
The Earth is plundered and becomes an almost completely dead planet. As a result, clean water and food are scarce. Many bandits and would be kings engage in war to wipe out the other. Due to these events, innocent people are caught in the crossfire, and happen to fall victim to tyrants and would be kings.

Kenshiro, the master of a deadly art called "Hokuto No Ken" stands up for the weak. But, he too falls victim to a self proclaimed king when he's beaten in battle, and his woman named Yuria is taken. Now, Ken must recover from his wounds, and seek out the read more
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Anime: JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
If you saw JoJo 2012 and decided you really like manly men doing manly things, you will love Hokuto no Ken: the movie from 1984. The manliest anime EVER! Accept no substitutes! 
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Anime: Juubee Ninpuuchou
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). 
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Anime: Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakai Kami
01.similar stories about a hapless world where everything ruined
02.only the strong can survive "make it"
03.a lot of flesh and blood per episode
04.deadly fights btw good and evil
05.strong words "more adult"
06. Powerful heroes
07.love stories "very sad"
08.strongest ladies "they can lead an army"
09. Lot of sad moments "per episode"
10.demons and human demons like "God's army"
11.always they are ready to fight
12.large armies "mostly useless and run"
13.funny moments "waring, there is nothing funny about both"
14.classic animes with similar settings
15.similar atmospheres "very dark" />
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Anime: Virtua Fighter
while Hokuto no ken fallows very dark plot comparing to Virtua Fighter but both animes almost share everything
the main characters are very strong and powerful, also they can use secret techniques after years of training hard.
now Yuki Akira and Kenshiro will restore peace and order to the world and make sure that everyone is safe from those monsters
but this mission isn't easy because criminals are also strong
those criminals are killing innocents and doing bad things, but our faithful heroes won't forgive them

every episode you will see new technique used to conquer evil../> also, both Akira and Ken have to protect their friends and that will take from them a lot of effort

if you are fan of heroic classic animes , well this is for you.

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Anime: One Punch Man
Both Hokuto no ken & One punch man have similar stories. The main characters are very strong and also save the earth from monsters
While Hokuto no ken focus on the dark part of the story one punch man tells it in a funny way

Saitama can eliminate the different evil levels in one punch, guess wat! Ken can do it with one finger
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Anime: Casshern Sins
Both have the same concept telling the same story about the world ruined by external forces in Hokuto no ken world ruined as a result of a worldwide nuclear war and many creatures died out and for Casshern Sins the world ruined by our main character who kills the sun and everyone include robots are dying
Also, both animes have similarities about the main characters, for example, both are very strong protecting their friends, killing the bad guys traveling around the world also the settings and backgrounds are similar and they are violated animes
every episode you have new battles and fights against evil 
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